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REPORTS 



OF THE 



Selectmen and School Committee 



OF THE 



TOWS O'F PRESCOTT, 



FOR THE YEAR 1861-62. 



NORTHAMPTON! 

TRUMBULL &, QERE, PRINTERS. 

1862. 



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in 2013 



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Report of the Selectmen. 



The Selectmen of Prescott make the following report :• 



SUNDRY EXPENDITURES. 



Paid Interest on Notes, 

44 Collecting Taxes for 1859, 

44 for Support of Schools, 

44 C. Hodgkin, for receiving taxes and services 

as Treasurer, 

44 Repairs on roads and bridges, 

44 Support of Paupers, 

44 for shoveling snow in 1861, 

44 for printing School Reports, 

44 for expressage and postage, 

44 State Tax, 

44 Countv Tax, 

44 Discount on Taxes, 

44 Repairs on Town Hall, 

44 Pauper bills of last year, 

44 School District Tax, No. 5, 

44 Brown & Taggard, School-books, 

44 Note to C. Paige, 

44 44 State aid" to families of Volunteers, 

44 other orders, 



$45 


86 


3 


56 


528 


42 


14 


21 


38 


83 


360 


40 


223 


51 


11 


00 


4 


00 


93 


00 


317 


82 


172 


66 


93 


85 


392 


50 


10 


00 


19 


42 


25 


00 


145 


61 


205 


15 




82704 80 



4 
LIQUOR AGENCY ACCOUNT. 

W. H. WINTER, Agent. 

Balance due the Town March, 28, 1861, 
Inventory of Liquor on hand same time, 
Cash received for sales till March 13, 1862, 

Cash paid out for Liquors, 

Inventory of Liquors, March 13, 1862, 

Salary for one year, 



$86 


49 






64 


78 






250 


95 










$402 


22 


270 


57 






128 


52 






35 


00 










$434 


09 



March 13, 1862. — Cash in Agent's hands, 31 87 

Liquor on hand, 128 52 



March 28, 1861. — Cash in Agent's hands, 86 49 

Inventory of Liquor on hand, 64 78 



$160 39 



$151 27 



Profits for the year, $9 12 



"STATE AID." 

The Selectmen have paid out in aid of the families of Volunteers, 
as follows : — 

To Dexter Oaks' family, 
" J. P. Little's 
" W. E. Caswell's " 
«« DanT Lombard's" 

There will be due — 
April 1. — To Dexter Oaks' family, 
4k J. P. Little's 

" W. E. Caswell's " 

April 4. — To Daniel Lombard's " 

" " Dexter Vaughan's " 

" " John Abbott's " 



33 


61 






56 


00 






32 


00 






24 


00 










$145 


61 


14 


39 


12 


00 






8 


00 






8 


00 






48 


00 






48 


00 






— 




$138 


39 



SUNDRY EXPENSES FOR SUPPORTING THE POOR 

for 1861-62. 

PaidJ. M. Cowan and E. S. Richardson, Pelham, 

Supplies furnished W. Gibbs' family, $16 17 
" Expenses of W. Gibbs family, Belchertown, 28 15 
" Vermont Asylum, support of C. Gilbert, 50 00 

" Expense of N. M. Thayer and family, Ware, 9 50 
at Northfield, for N. Williams, 44 14 

at Dana, for Pierce Horr, 37 50 

" to O. L. Wood, for support of O. R. Warner, 

10 weeks, 10 00 

" Timothy Upton, for support of Wm. Akers' 

family 6 months, 78 83 

" Josiah Vaughan, for support of Azuba Hanson, 20 00 
" Ianthe Brown, support of Paupers, 58 24 

" Dr. A. E. Kemp, for medical attendance, 2 50 

" Sundries, clothing, &c, for Paupers, 5 37 

$360 40 



BILLS NOT PAID AND DUE, as follows : 

April 1. Northampton Asylum, M. Cabbot, 

" 7. For D. Oaks' family above State aid, 
Dr. A. E. Kemp, for services, 

May 3. C. Woodward, Dana, P. Horr, 

44 Moses Reed, Northfield, N. Williams, 

" Boston House of Industry, S. Gilbert, 

" Josiah Vaughan, A. Hanson, 

" Ianthe Brown, 

May 14. Vermont Asylum, for C. Gilbert, 

Total expense for support of Paupers, $741-^49 

J. P. VAUGHAN, ) n r 

E. W. CHAPIN, I ( ^ SW S fi ° f 
R. H. ALLEN, j the Poor ' 



24 


00 




14 


61 




6 


00 




25 


00 




21 


50 




20 


28 




18 


00 




176 


70 




75 


00 


$381 09 



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TREASURER'S REPORT. 
C. HODGKIN, Esq., Treasurer of the Town of Prescott, Dr. 



April 1, 


1801. 


For balance, 




$38 53 




Received 


of the Collector, 




167 55 




44 




1859, 




209 48 


May 2. 


Received 


of Selectmen, 




300 00 


June 1 1 . 


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t( t* 




100 00 


July 20. 


a 




k a 




25 00 


Nov. 15. 


H 




" Commonwealth, School fund, 27 10 


Sept. 1. 


a 




on Taxes at 10 per ct. 


disc't, 


1611 62 


Jan. 1 . 


a 




44 44 44 ." %% 


44 


230 92 


M'ch 6. 


It 




of Wendell, 




12 00 


" 8. 


u 




»' Collector, 




107 97 



9 


30 


93 


00 


317 


82 


223 


51 


25 


17 


45 


69 


93 


85 



Or. 

Paid Abatement of Taxes % 
" State Tax, 
" County Tax, 

" Bills for shoveling snow, 1861, 
" Note to C. Paige, 
•' Interest on Notes, 
" Expense of Repairs on Town House, 
" Amount of orders drawn by Selectmen, for 

support of Poor, 360 40 

" Amount of orders drawn by Selectmen, for 

other expenses, 1363 40 

Amount of discount on Taxes allowed, 172 66 

Balance, 125 37 

$2830 17 



LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 

Betsey Abbott, Note and Int. from April 1, 1861, $100 00 

Liberty Crossett, " " " " May 2, " 400 00 

Cyrus Chamberlain" " " " May 14, 4< 400 00 

H. M. Burgess, " " " " June 11, " 100 00 

Christopher Paige,*' " " 4< June, 1860, 50 00 

Owing for support of Paupers, 381 09 

Carried forward, 1431 09 



Amount brought forward, 
Due the School Districts, 
Due the School Committee, 
Due the Selectmen, 
Due the Assessors, 
Due the Collector, 
Abatement of Taxes, 
J. P. Vaughan, as Overseer of the Poor, 
Due for the funeral expenses of Hannah Moulton, 



$1431 


09 


52 


58 


24 


75 


31 


52 


24 


00 


6 


89 


6 


73 


21 


00 


l, 10 


00 



$1608 56 



RESOURCES OF THE TOWN. 



Inventory of Liquors in Agent's hands, $128 52 

Cash in Agent's hands, 31 S7 

Balance of Treasurer's account, 125 37 

Due from the Commonwealth, for money paid in aid 

of families of Volunteers, 145 61 

Due from the Collector, 246 00 

Due from Town of Dana, 2 25 

Due from Town of New Salem, 7 00 

Due from District No. 5, assessing and collecting 

Tax in 1860, 2 25 

Due from Charles Hodgkin, Esq., School Books, 19 42 
Due from Charles Hodgkin, E. S. Haskins, and 

E. A. Thomas, for School Books, (estimated,) 25 00 

Due from the Collector, 10 00 



Total indebtedness of the Town, 

E. W. CHAPII 
. R. H. ALLEN 
E. A. THOMAS 



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— $743 29 

$865 27 

Selectmen 

of 
Prescott. 



Pbescott, March 17, 1862. 



Report of the School Committee. 



The labors of the School Committee of Prescott for 1861-62, hav- 
ing been completed, they would respectfully submit the following 
Report concerning the condition of the schools: — 

Rev. W. A. Worthincjton, having removed from town in the former 
part of the year; Mr. E. S Ilaskins was elected a member of the 
Board, to serve during the balance of the unexpired term. 

Districts No. two, three, and five have been under the care of Rev* 
D. Bancroft ; and Districts No. one, four, and six, of the chairman. 
The whole number of persons in town between the ages of 5 and 15 
years is 114. These reside in Districts as follows : — In District No. 
one, 18 ; No. two, 21 ; No. three, 33; No. four, 21 ; No. five, 11 ; 
No. six, 10. 

The town appropriation for the present year was 8500. State 
income $27.10. This amount was divided by the selectmen between 
the Districts — one-third equally, one-third by the scholar, and one- 
third according to the property assessed in each District. The divis- 
ion was as follows : — No one received $87.30 ; No. two, $100.32 ; 
No. three, $132.33 : No. four, $92.96 ; No five, $56.85; No. six, 
$57.34. Total $527.10. 

There is now in the Treasurer's hands unexpended funds belong- 
ing to each district as follows: — k To No. one, $21.24; No. two, 
$20.08; No three, ; No. four, $29.44; No. Five has over- 
drawn $14.28 ; No. six has overdrawn $3.90. 

In District No one, a school has been taught 23 weeks ; No. two, 
27 weeks : No. three, 28 weeks ; No. four, 22 weeks ; No. five, 19 
weeks; No. six, 20 weeks. The Committee believe the appropria- 
tion for the support of schools yet too small. A sufficient amount of 
money ought to be raised, so that each District can have a school 



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two terms of twelve weeks each, even in war times. With an appro- 
priation of 8600, judiciously managed, it can be done. Let those 
persons paying small taxes, with children to educate, rally with a will 
round the Moderator's desk when the question is asked, " How much 
money shall be raised for the support of schools the coming year?" 
The voters in Districts No. five and six should especially be inter- 
ested, and be ever ready to urge upon the town the necessity of 
reform, 

A reform is also called for in attendance. The scholars have been 
tardy in all the schools during the year, 294 times. In districts as 
follows: — No. one, 66 times; No. two, 29 times; No. three, 73 
times ; No. four, 4 times ; No. five, 16 times ; No. six, 106 times. 

The scholars have been absent in all the schools during the year, 
2091 days. In districts as follows : — No one, 214 days; No. two, 
291 days; No. three, 749 days; No. four, 229 1-2 days; No. five, 
180 1-2 days ; No. six, 427 days. To obtain the above No. of days' 
absence, we have called all, scholars for the term, who have attended 
more than two weeks during a term. 

A few years ago, a Lawyer had an engagement to meet at a certain 
place on a given day, to collect and look over evidence in a criminal 
case about to be tried. Seven persons had promised "without fail" 
to meet their counsel. When the hour of meeting arrived, but two 
of the seven met the engagement with the Lawyer, who had driven 
several miles through a terrible storm of rain. At an exclamation of 
surprise at his punctuality, under the circumstances, he replied, "I 
always meet my engagements promptly. If there is one trait of 
character to be admired above another, that trait is promptness; and 
if there is a person about whom there be ever so much objectionable, 
if he possess this one virtue, he is entitled to respect." 

Teachers and Committees are constantly urging upon the pupils 
the necessity of punctual attendance, yet many parents allow their 
children to remain at home needlessly — learning a habit of careless- 
ness and of instability which will be a curse to them through life. 

The reasons for absence and tardiness in all these cases, if pub- 
lished, we judge would be a very salable work, but probably not so 
flattering in some instances to parents or children. This evil can 
and will be remedied when parents give that attention to the subject 
which its importance demands. 

In reporting the progress manifest in the different schools during 
the year, taken as a whole, we believe the scholars have done well. 

I. 

The Teacher in District No. 1 in the Summer term was inexpe- 
rienced. If her success was even ordinary, she deserves a good 

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name for entering a school which has a reputation so fluctuating as 
this. By one it is called an easy school to govern, and by another 
quite difficult. The Committee coincide with the latter belief, and 
award to the teacher in the Summer due praise. A carelessness and 
sort of dislike for study was apparent among most of the pupils — 
which was also noticed by the Committee during the Winter, espe- 
cially during the first two months. There seems to be a headstrong 
propensity on the part of some, which possibly needs checking at 
home. The great thing lacking in this school, to make it success- 
ful, is ambition — life — a striving to excel. The less study, the more 
mischief, is a truth for teachers to remember. The examination at 
the close of the Summer term was very satisfactory to the Commit- 
tee attending. The second Teacher was not as successful, but we 
believe would have been had he dealt out more frequently Botanic 
instead of Homcepathic doses of the "oil of birch.'"' We think he 
would have succeeded better in any other school in town. His inter- 
est in, and zeal for, the school was commendable. The third 
Teacher succeeded admirably. We recommend his employment 
another Winter, feeling assured that in a longer trial he will prove 
himself "to be the right man in the right place." Rarely have we 
known one to obtain so much praise from the people of this District. 

II. 

The Summer and Winter terms of the school in District No. 2 
were successes, both exhibiting good order and marked improvement. 
The District was fortunate in its selection of teachers, they having 
brought to the discharge of their duties in the school-room, consid- 
erable experience, with excellent abilities to teach and govern. Mr. 
Abbott has taught eleven terms and has had 344 scholars under his 
care. He has established for himself a deservedly high reputation, 
and will long be remembered by those who have received his instruc- 
tions. 

III. 

The Teachers have accomplished a good work in District No. 3. 
The school maintains a good position, and sustains the reputation it 
has hitherto enjoyed. The progress of the school was watched by 
the Committee, and they would report favorably of its prospects for 
the future. We believe the district were generally satisfied with the 
Teachers, and even give them the name of having more than ordi- 
nary success. The parents have always manifested a commendable 
interest in the welfare of this school. 

IV. 

This school has been under the care of Teachers of some expe- 
rience both terms. In the Summer there was manifest a sympathy 



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between the pupils and Teacher, such as is absolutely necessary in 
order to insure good success. It also causes good attendance stormy 
days as well as in fair weather. The advancement made by the 
pupils, and the discipline enforced by the Teacher, were satisfactory to 
Committee and parents. 

In the Winter term, there was a lack of sympathy between parents, 
scholars, and Teacher. The register is a sort of barometer, and 
tells quite faithfully about all sorts of storms, their coming and their 
going. This district has been celebrated in years past for quietness 
and for sobriety ; and we have reason to expect and believe that in 
the future the record will only show, and the barometer point to 
absentees — such only by a real storm of rain or snow. But {"ew 
scholars remained until the close of the term, and the examination of 
course was not an examination of the whole school, but a part. The 
scholars remaining until the close of the term acquitted themselves 
with honor, and received the praise deserved from the Committee. 



In District No. 5 the same Teacher was employed both terms. 
This school gave unmistaken evidence of success, and the Teacher 
would be welcomed with much pleasure by the Committee to any 
school in town. This district, having been so fortunate in this 
experiment with an experienced Teacher, it is to be hoped they may 
again adopt a similar trial, for it is not always the lengthy school 
which is the most successful. 



VI. 

The school in District No. 6 was under the care of persons who 
for the first time made the attempt to teach a public school. There is 
a difference of opinion in the district concerning the success of both, 
and their adaptation to the work. If the Teacher in the Summer 
lacked one thing more than another, it was energy. The school was 
quite satisfactory to the Committee, and the Teacher deserves much 
credit. 

The Teacher in the Winter won for himself a good name and a 
high rank among beginners, in the opinion of the Committee. He 
was master, as well as Teacher, at least so the boys say, and these 
twin titles go well hand in hand in every school room. 

Teachers. — Few persons are model teachers. One governs well, 
but fails to instruct with facility. Another, successful in imparting 
instruction, has no skill in government. Where one is wanting, the 
school is a sort of shadow — at best an apology for one. Where both 
are combined, the best results are seen. With such a teacher, 




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teaching and governing commence llie first day and continue through 
the term. We have all listened to the tales of our grandsires, of won- 
derful teachers who " let the boys do as they pleased the first day or 
two, to find out the rogues/' but by an extra amount of flogging 
recovered authority and closed up the term with unparalleled suc- 
cess. We would not advise any teacher to try the like experiment, 
as the boys of the present generation, being blessed with a larger 
share of cuteness than their ancestors, are always found in command 
if the teacher fails to establish law and order on the first day of the 
term. Let the teacher govern from the first to the last hour of the 
school with dignity and firmness, if he would achieve ultimate suc- 
cess. We have no hope of any school where disorder and confusion 
are for once allowed to exist. We believe dignity and kindness 
blended with unflinching firmness, are the real motive power in the 
school room. A teacher possessing these qualities is loved and 
respected by his pupils and honored by their parents. Such teachers 
we desire as far as possible to secure for the training of our children 
in the school room, and we here recommend Prudential Committees, 
before they finally close a bargain with any teacher who has previ- 
ously taught in the State, to request the applicant to bring forward 
the printed reports of their schools in former seasons, and if no such 
reports are brought forward they will do well to indefinitely postpone 
the conclusion of the bargain. There are teachers enough whose 
reports will bear examination ; be sure that such an one is secured 
for the education of your children. 

Allow us at this point to urge upon parents the necessity of Home 
Discipline. Let parents be watchful over the interests of those 
committed to their care, for it has much to do with the discipline of 
the school-roam. Crush evil propensities and habits in the bud, 
strengthen the hands of the Teacher, and see that your children are 
early and constant in their attendance upon the school. Encourage 
your children to diligence and faithfulness in their studies, and espe- 
cially train them to reverence the laws of the school-room, of the 
land, and of God. Then '-would our sons be as plants grown up in 
their youth, and our daughters be as corner stones polished after the 
similitude of a palace." 

School Houses. — If the reports of the School Committees of 
this town for the past twenty years should be examined, we have no 
doubt that in nine reports out of ten would be found recommenda- 
tions urging the importance of having good school- houses. The 
necessity of building new ones in some districts has been pressed upon 
the people in every conceivable manner, sometimes by ridiculing the 
miserable structures in our town, and again by bringing forward the 
most powerful arguments available to bear upon the judgments and 
consciences of those who have to do with the matter. Districts 



No. 1 and 4 have especially been singled ont as targets, and 
if the Committee years ago had employed some good artillerist 
to fire hot shot from a rifled cannon into school-room No. 1, 
and exploded a few shells within the brick walls of No. 4, they would 
have merited double pay for their services and doubtless accomplished 
their removal. As it is, the present board, discouraged by the efforts 
of their predecessors, as well as remembering the increase of taxes 
consequent upon the war and town debts, without further comment 
will let the matter of school-houses go by for one year. 

The Committee would now call attention to the subject of 
School Districts. — Possibly a change may be suggested of advan- 
tage to the town. The Committee recommend to the consideration 
of all the following, viz : that what is termed a double District be 
formed near the Baptist church in North Prescott, extending in Pres- 
cott as follows : — To the residence of N. H. Hemenway, John 
Cooley, Uzziel Haskins, and Calvin Chapin, which would include 
sixteen families; in New Salem, to the residence of Perley Howard, 
J. F. Sampson, and Sylvanus Sibley, including sixteen families; 
total, thirty-two families, and none residing upwards of one and one- 
fourth miles from the center. Children wishing to attend school 
from what is now known as the contested Poor farm, and north, could 
do so in Cooley ville, and a new house built in District No. 1, quite a 
distance south of where it now stands, so as to accommodate all in 
District No. 4, south of Mr. Uzziel Haskins' house. Persons living 
in District No. 4, near J. P. Vaughan's, might then be transferred to 
District No. 6. The number of Districts in town would then remain 
the same. The amount of money for the support of schools would 
be increased in Districts No. 1 and 6, while the double District 
would be inferior to none. 

Books. — The books furnished by the School Committee can be 
purchased of Charles Hodgkin, E. S. Haskins, and E. A. Thomas. 
The list of books used in the different schools, with the prices annexed, 
are as follows: — The Progressive Pictorial Primer, 8 cents. Town 
and Holbrook's Readers, First, 15 cts. ; Second, 27; Third, 33; 
Fourth, 53; Fifth, 60 cts. Webster's Speller, 8 cts. Colton and 
Fitch's Introductory and Modern School Geographies, Small, 38 cts, 
Large, 55 cts. Brown's Grammar, Small, 22, Large, 50 cts. Emer- 
son's Arithmetic, 8 cts; Colburn's, 15; Adams' New, 27; Green- 
leafs National. 

Examinations. — The closing examinations of the schools should 
be days of special interest and pleasure to the entire community. 
Every foot of the school-room not necessary for the use of Teacher 
and children should be occupied by parents and Committee. Your 
Committee would cheerfully stand three hours supported by the 



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inspiring presence of such a throng. If the Teacher would furnish 
an entertainment worthy of such attention, he must commence the 
first clay of school to prepare for his examination. Let every lesson 
be so thoroughly learned and reviewed as to be.entirely absorbed, and 
like aliment to the body, tend to growth and strength of the mind. 

The Teacher should close the labors of each day with the con- 
sciousness that something definite has been added to the mental 
department of those under his care. As dollar after dollar falls into 
the miser's chest, so should truth after truth find its way into the 
storehouse of the youthful mind. The thorough teacher does a 
little well ; the superficial teacher attempts much, but accomplishes 
nothing permanent. The pupils of the first have no fear of examina- 
tion. They are conscious that the entire ground passed over during 
the term, has been thoroughly explored and the bounds having been 
set, Teacher or Committee may lead them forth with pleasure upon 
any part of it without fear of falling. Beyond these bounds no one 
should ever attempt to lead them. The eyes of the children sparkle 
with pleasure — parents and visitors catch the exhilarating influence, 
and such an examination is long remembered as the triumphant 
reward of all the toils of the term. The superficial teacher, on the 
other hand, stakes out no entire field, but cautiously leads his pupils 
through narrow paths, and if the Committee call them to some other 
portion of the work of the term a panic ensues — a " Bull Run" affair 
on a small scale. 



Tn conclusion, we would press upon parents, upon every citizen of 
the town, the importance of elevating as far as possible the character 
and standing of our schools. They should be nurseries of piety — of 
patriotism — as well as of knowledge. A distinguished Southerner, a 
i'ew months since, exchimed in disgust : " the grand army of the 
North is the offshoot, the legitimate fruit of free schools." We are 
proud to acknowledge it. Despotism cannot thrive; rebellion can 
have no birth, in a clime where every child, black or white, native or 
foreign born, inherits the same right to an education in our public 
schools. It is true, that in the District school the army now sweep- 
ing despotism from the land was organized and drilled. Young men 
trained in our public schools, some of them even within the prist 
year, are now besieging four of the seceding and rebellious slates, 
and though they fall on the field of battle, or by the burning fever, 
with no mother near to soothe and sustain in that last and most trying 
hour, yet with the army must follow free education, a sure safeguard 
against another likedamninor demonstration. 

' Said Napoleon III, while waging war in behalf of Italy : " It is 
the bayonets that think — that conquer:" and the bayonets that think 
go from our public schools. It is true that the inestimable blessings 



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of a free government here first dawn upon the youthful mind. The 
child as he turns the pages of his Geography, or History, reads of the 
misery, the degradation and the ignorance of the poor in other lands, 
he contrasts it with his favored lot, and his heart swells in gratitude 
that he had his birth among the institutions of a free government. 
No wonder that when such a government is periled, an army count- 
less and invincible comes swarming from the farm, the work-shop, 
the counting-room, and from every place and position in society 
which men have been trained to fill by their education in the public 
schools. That these priceless blessings shall descend upon the chil- 
dren of the future, is the fixed resolve of every patriot who to day 
bears arms in defence of his country. Let us, then, to whom is 
entrusted the care of the present generation, cherish and elevate 
the institutions in defence of which a former generation of scholars 
is to-day offering up life, fortune, all that is sacred to the human 
heart, upon the battle field. Let us, then, "fellow citizens," be faith- 
ful to our high and holy trust, if we would receive upon ourselves 
and our children the blessings of a gracious Providence. There is 
nothing we are more loth to part with than our children. Discipline 
them to good habits, good company, and good principles. Ignorance 
leads to vice, and vice to an early grave. Give them knowledge, 
then, not sparingly, but bountifully, for it will give them beauty and 
strength, comfort and happiness, social pleasures and wealth. 

For the Committee, 

■ 

E. A. THOMAS, Chairman. 
North Prescott, March 12, 1862. 



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School Committee of the Town of Prescott, 1861-62. 

E. A. THOMAS, Chairman. 

Rev. D. BAXX'ROFT, Secretary. 
E. S. HASK1XS. 



Prudential Committee, elected in Districts. 

1861-62. 1862-63. 

1. Wales Aldrich. \X . H. Winter. 

2. 1). G. Blackmcr. John Berry, Jr. 

3. 0. W. Paige. W. E. Johnson. 

4. C. F. Warner. M. W. Il;tskins. 

5. Charles Lindsey. 

6. D. J. Oaks, T. W. Vaughan. 



TEACHER8. 

1. Maria E. Shaw, Paxton ; Puke E. Bcmis, Royalston ; Lysander 

Thurston, Enfield. 

2. Sarah J. Davis, Prescott ; Zephaniah Abbott, Prescott 

3. Angie Piper, Prescott ; Willard Putnam, New Salem. 

4. Lorana S. Hunt, New Salem ; George A. Berry, Prescott. 

5. Helen A. Freeman, New Salem. 

6. Catherine A. Peckham, New Salem ; Orville C. Sawyer, New 

Salem. 



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FOR THE YEAR 



1878-9. 



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i 



Athol, Mass. 
Printed bv Smith, Hill & Co., Transcript Book and Job Office. 

1879. 



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REPORT of SELECTMEH 

ALSO, BEPOKTS OF 

OVERSEERS OF POOR AND TREASURER 



Hist i§ [ i§®§ 



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Hsin^HDH 



REPORT OF 



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RECEIPTS. 



MERCHANDISE SOLD AND LABOR OFF FARM. 



Veal Calves, 

Meat, 

Poultry and eggs, 

Butter, 

Palm leaf hats, 

Beans, 

Bull, 

Labor off farm, 

Other Sales, 



$16 


90 


19 00 


8 


47 


68 


57 


30 


32 


1 


50 


15 


00 


6 


62 


9 


68 



Total, 



$176 16 



INVENTORY OF 1879. 



Stock and hay, 
Farming tools, 
Furniture, 

Provisions, . ^ 

Wood and lumber, 






$309 00 






184 


60 






167 


70 






112 


25 






78 


00 




Total, 




851 


55 


Aggregate, 


$1027 


71 



4 




EXPENDITURES 




ON FARM THE YEAR PAST. 




Warden, C. S." Hills, 


$300 00 


C. L. Powers for haying, 


13 50 


For cow, 


35 00 


" flour, 


28 47 


" meal, 


20 00 


" furniture, 


25 00 


" clothing, 


25 00 


** tooh and repairs, 


15 00 


" blacksmithing, 


6 00 


" lead and oil, 


3 00 


* * pam leaf, 


12 72 


prints and cottons, 


7 6Q 


Paid Warden for support of farm, 


80 28 


For groceries and other bills, 


82 17 



$653 80 
Tramps lodged and led, 26. 

INVENTORY OF 1878 



Stock and provisions, 
Estimate on farming tools, 
" furniture, 

" wood and lumber, 



Sale and inventory of 1879, 

Expenses of poor on farm, $425 09 



$309 


00 




171 


50 




150 


50 




78 


00 






799 


00 




1452 


80 




1027 


71 



EXPENSES OF POOR OFF FARM. 



Paid for Geo. L. Stacy, 
" L. M. Titus family, 
" C. W. Thayer, 
" John Gibbs, 

Total cost of poor, $564 68 



67 
13 


39 
50 






54 


70 






4 


00 


139 


59 



taasirer f ® Bevari 



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Statement of the receipts and expenditures for the year ending 
March 12th, 1879. 

RECEIPTS. 



Balance due the Town, April 1st, 1878, 


$627 


59 


R,, H. Allen, cash (error in acct.J 


1 


00 


Temporary loan, 


100 


00 


Pedler's licenses, 


6 


00 


Sale of oxen, 


140 


00 


Corporation tax, 




85 


National Bank tax, 


30 


50 


Mass. School Fund, 


211 


64 


Sale of school books, 


23 


63 


Amount received from Collector of Taxes , 


2259 31 


V. V. Vaughan, for yearling, 


15 


00 


Old bridge plank, 


2 


00 


Total, 




$3,417 52 


LIABILITIES. 






By paid notes and interest, 


$161 


93 


*< State tax, 


110 


00 


" County tax, 


280 


54 


" Highways and bridges in Summer, 


448 


04 


" " Winter, 


94 


42 


" Expenses of Schools, ! 


810 


12 


" Warden, 


300 


00 


" Pauper bills, 


£54 


59 


" for oxen, 


175 


00 



;,634 64 



6 



TOWN OFFICERS. 



C. H.Grey, 
L. S. Johnson, 
V. V.Vaughan, 



SELECTMEN AND OVERSEERS OF POOR. 

34 50 
13 50 
19 66 









ASSESSORS . 






c. 


H 


Grey, 




16 


25 


L. 


S. 


Johnson, 




15 


00 


V. 


V. 


Vaughan, 




11 


25 








SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 






T. 


s. 


Norton, 




19 ( 


J. 


M. 


Aiken, 




21 


00 



L. Crossett, 



TREASURER 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

A. W. Pierce, 

TOWN CLERK 

For recording births, deaths and marriages, 
Express and postage, 



6 75 
5 81 



67 66 



42 50 



40 00 
15 00 

5 00 



All other orders 



Total, 



12 56 
129 54 

2,946 90 







wa 



LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN, MARCH 12, 1879. 



Notes, H. G. Wells, 

" Betsey Berry, 

«• G. B. Sheldon, 

" Mrs. Hannah Howard, 

" Mrs. Paulina Conkey, 
Interest on the above notes, 
Due School District No. 5, 



400 


00 


400 


00 


300 


00 


200 


00 


,000 


00 


138 


00 


8 


03 



Total, 



:,446 03 



{RESOURCES, 

Money in Treasury, 
Due from Collector, 
School books on hand, 

" sold and not paid for, 
Money in School Committee's hands, 
Dog fund in County Treasurer's hands, 



Total debt, 



Respectfully submitted, 



$476 


i 62 




811 


33 




68 40 




16 


72 




3 


05 




62 


40 






$1,432 


52 




1,013 


51 



C. H. GKAY, } Selectmen 

L. S. JOHNSON, S oi 
V. V. VAUGHAN, ) Prescott* 



VALUATION L TAXES 

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NAMES AND VALUATION. 



TAX. 



Wales Aldrieh, horse 80,2 oxen 175, cow 25, yearling 10, dwelling 

house 300, burn 200, sheds 50. store 250, Henry house 100, 

barn 75, Stoekwell house 350, b am 125, 2 sheds 50, cider mill 

75, home lot 55 a. 850, Green lot 10 a. 100, Conkey lot 11 a. 

75, Henry lot 1 a. 50, Nutting lot 30 a. 125, Stoekwell lot 75 

1175, Vanghan lot 16 a. 200. 
West C. Aldrieh, horse 80, yearling 10. 
George Abbott, horse 55, ox 50, 8 cows 220, 2 swine 9, dwelling 

house 700, barn 200, sheds 50. home lot 80 a. 1700, Egypt lot 

10 a. 125, C. Wood lot 30 a. 125, 
Charles J. Abbott, 
John Abbott, school books, 94. 
Milo W. Abbott, cow 30, yearling 13, swine 5, dwelling house 300, 

2 barns, 100, Home lot 1 a. 50, Conkey lot 70 a. 650. 
Fred Abbott, horse 75, shed 50, pasture 20 a. 350, Plain lot 25 a. 

30, 
J. F. Aiken, horse 90, 9 cows 230, 2 yearlings 18, 3 swine 20, 

dwelling house and lot 400, barn and shed 150, home lot 60 

a. 950, Pond lot 19 a. 225, Perry lot 21 a. 150. 
J. M. Aiken, horse 25, 4 cows i00, 3 yearlings 35, 2 swine 8, 

two thirds of house 300, two thirds of barn and shed 100, 

home lot 48 a. 600, 
G. F. Allen, horse 125, 7 cows 175. 4 two years old 54,1 swine 12, 

dwelling house 75, barn 100, home lot 120 a. 1600, 
E.H.Allen, 
R. H. Allen, 2 horses 230, 2 oxen 80, 5 cows 140, 8 two years old 

160, 8 yearlings 85. 3 swine, 18, house and lot 700, barn and 

shed 400, home lot 109 a. 3050, Piper lot 7 a. 75, Cleavland 

lot 25, a. 225, 
I. R. Alden, 2 cuws 55, house 100, home lot 35 a. 150, 
O. A. Alderman, horse 50, 
A. C. Adams, 
Adams & Rued, horse 75, 13 cows 340, 3 swine 16, house and lot 

300, bain and shed 350, home lot 115 a- 2250, 
George Brigham, horse 50, yearling 10, 2 sheep 6, Beaman lot 7 a. 

100, 
William Bugham's heirs, house 50, lanr 25 a. 150, 



67 27 
3 32 



49 54 

2 00 
2 94 

18 88 
9 42 

34 83 

19 18 

33 48 
2 00 



77 90 
6 49 
2 74 
2 00 

48 96 

4 45 
2 94 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



Iantha Brown, cow 125, two thirds of house aud lot 150, barn 50, 

Home lot 55 a. 650, (exempt 500.) 
Foster Brown, 2 horses i00, 2 cows 45, two year eld 22. swine 10, 

2 houses and lots 500, 2 barns and shed 150. saw mill 650, 

home lot 52 a. 300, Oaks lot 22 a. 110, stone lot 18 a. 150, 

Vaughan lot 23 a. 150, Stacy lot 4 a 50, Grtv lot 30 a. 150, 

Little lot 50 a 500, 
M. F. Brown, horse 40, 2 two years olc* 40, 
J. D. Barnes, horse 55, 2 oxen 120, 7 cows 180, 2 two years old 40, 

2 yearlings 20, 4 swine 20, house and lot 125, barn 100, home 

let 66 a 875 Wood lot 10 a. 200, Ayers lot 17 a. 425, 
D. G Blackmer, R. R. Bond, 90, 
Peter Blackmer, house 175, barn 75, Home lot 2 a. 75, Plum lot 20 

a. 25, 
John Berry 2 horses 60, 2 oxen 95, 4 cows 100, 8 sheep 24, 3 swine 

20, money at interest 300, house and lot 200. barn 200, cider 

mill 100, home lot 66 a. 1000, Stockwell lot 23 a. 100, Old 

place 85 a. 950, 
Betsey Berry, money at interest 900, barn 50, 2 cows 52, 5 three 

years old 120, 3 two years old 54. house and lot 300, bam and 

shed 300, home lot 95 a. 950, 
H. H. Barrows, horse 50, 2 cows 45, two years old 15, house and 

lot 150, barn 100, home lot 54 a. 300. 
L. K. Baker, stock in trade 1000, horse 115,cow 25, swine 6, house 

and store 450, barn and shed 150, home lot 2 a. 100, Darby 

lot 43 a. 400, 
Joseph E. Bigelow, Money at interest 200, 
Eli VV. Chanin, 2 horses 200, cow 25, two years old 18. house and 

lot 500, barn and shed 100, home lot 64 a. 1000. 
G. B. Caswell, horse 85. 3 cows 78, hou^e and ot 150. barn and 

shed 200, Home lot 185 a. 550, 
J. F. Cowan, 2 horses 80, 5 cows, 130, 2 two years old 35, swine 

12, house 75, barn 125, Home lot 70 a. 800, 
Mrs. M. J. Crosby, cow 25, 2 two years old 26, 2 sheep 6, house 

150, barn 50, home lot 8 a. 100, 
Liberty Crossett, stock in trade 1000, horse, 135, house and store 

600, barn 100. 
A. L. Chamberlain, 

William Dinsmore. horse 75, school books 2. 59, 
Samuel Davis, 2 norses 155, 3 cows 80, 2 two vears old 40, 3 year- 
lings 30, 2 swine 12. house and lot 400, barn 275, home lot 86 

a. 1425, 
A. W. Freeman, horse 150, 
M. J. Freeman, 2 horses 200, house and lot 200, barn 100, home 

lot 19 a. 450, 
Directors ot the Cheese Factory Co., factory 470, land 1 a. 30, 
H. N. Grover, horse 40, 3 cows 75, 2 three years old 50, yearling 

12, 2 swine 12, house and lot 350, barn and shed 250, home lot 

77 a. 700, 
A. A. Grout, horse 110, 2 oxen 108. 8 cows 200, 3 swine 15, house 

and lot 275, barn and shed 200. home lot 65 a. 1300, Braman 

lot 72 a. 600. 
L. G. Gould, 



1 44 44 
I 3 18 



I 33 76 

II 3 36 



1 



1 48 30 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



TAX. 



\j\ i. Gay lord, hois* 25, 2 e<>ws 56, two years old 22, 2 yearlings 

24, halt house 50, half ham 50, home lot 15 a. 200, 
C A. Grav, horse 35, 3 cows 85, swine 8, house and lot 325, barn 

100, home lot 52 a 750, 
J. W Gibbs, horse 50, cow 25, swine 5, 
Mrs. Hannah Goodmnn, money at interest 2000, house and lotlOO, 

barn and shed 150, home lot 42. a. 1100, 
Charles Graves. 
Mis. J. D. Gilbert one third house and lot 150, one third barn and 

shed 80, home lot 30 a. 425, exempt 500, 
C. G Haskins horse 75, cow 23, swine 5, house and lot 125, barn 

75, home lot 30 a. 300, school books 1,47 
M. W. Haskins, horse 40, 2 cows 40, house 100, barn 50, home lot 

34 a. 450, school books, 95, 
Uzziel Haskins, horse 30, 2 oxen 90, 3 cows 75,-3 sheep 9, 2 swine 

9, house and lot 300, barn 200. home lot 67 a. 925, Fish lot 13 

a. 175, 
Mrs. Ahijah Haskins half house and lot 50, half barn 50. home lot 

40 a. 500, exempt 500, 
L. F. Haskins heirs, house and lot400,barn and shed 200, home lot 

96 a. 1800, 
Park Hannum, horse 50, 2 cows 50, two years old 20, 4 yearlings 

40, 2 supine 15, house and lot 100, barn 125, home lot 82 a. 

800, school books 1.99, 
J. A. Hemenway, horse 50, 2 cows 52, swine 5, house 50, burn 75, 

home lot 27 a. 300, school books 1,38, 
Mrs. Laura Hon*, cow 20, yearling 8, 9 sheep 27. house and lot 175, 

barn 50, home lot 117 a. 500, exempt 500, 
Nelson Hprr, house 25. 3 cows 70, swine 9 house 100, barn 50, 

home lot 110 a. 450, 
R, N. Hoir, 
R. B. Howard, horse 35, 6 cows 165, 3 swine 16, house and lot 200, 

barn and shed 125, home lot 88 a. 700, 
A. Q. Hanson, cow 20, house 100, barn 50, home lot 4 a. 50, 
J. M Harrington, horse 100, 2 cows 45, two year old 20, bouse and 

lor, 150, 2 barns 150, home lot 175 a. 900, 
G. P. Harrington, cow 23, 
W. W. Hunt, yearling 14, house 100, barn 25, home lot 9 a. 150, 

school books 1,38, 
Joseph Hamilton, horse 35, cow 25, 2 three vears old 55, 7 year- 
lings 65, 4 sheep 12, 2 swine 10, 2 two years old 30, house 50, 
f barn and shed 200, home lot 79 a. 1150, school books, 40, 
C. S. Hill, ,:',;.;",•; 
Henry Johnson, horse 90, 3 cows 85, 2 three years old 65, 2 sheep 

7, 2 swine 20, house and lot 27$, barn 200, home lot 88 a. 1150 

school books, 54, 
'&. L. Johnson, 2 oxen. 80, 4 cows 115, two years old 20, swine 20, 

house and lot 125, barn 125, home lot 94 a. 1300, Shaw lot 30 
, a, 175, 
Ansel Johnson, horse 25, 3 cows, 75, 2 three years old 50, 1 year- 
ling 12, 2 sheep 6, 2 swine 10, house and lot 200, barn 75, 

home lot 140, a. 925, 
Mrs, Ansel Johnson, money at interest 800, 



8 28 

21 12 

3 17 

22 79 
2 00 

2 28 

12 37 

12 94 

28 65 

1 47 
35 28 

21 63 
11 20 

4 12 

U 35 

2 00 

20 25 

5 23 

22 07 
2 33 

7 63 



1 2$ 39 
1 2 00 



30 36 

30 82 



122 25 

11 76 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



L. S. Johnson, horse 115, 9 cows 245, 2 yearlings 25, 2 swine 14. 

house and )of. 325, barn 100, home iot 79 a. 2400, Abbott lot 70 

a. 575, 
W. H. Johnson, horse 40, 5 cows 125, 2 two years old 30. yearling 

10, 2 swine 18, house and lot 300, barn 50. home lot 76 a. 1275, 
Ezra Johnson's heirs, house and lot 175, barn and shed 125, home lot 

83 a. 1025, 
N. P Jones, horse 120. 5 cows 125, 2 three years old 46, 2 year- 
lings 25, swine 15, house and lot 375, barn 125, home lot 110 a. 

1125, 
J. H. King, horse 40, 2 cows 45, swine 8, house and lot 100, barn 

and shed 100. home lot 68 a. 550, 
G. W. Lincoln, 2 horses 65, cow- 25, 2 two years old 40, yearling 10, 

26 sheep 100, house and lot 150, barn 300, home lot 292 a. 

1150, 
G. W. Lincoln, Root lot 22 a. 125. 
Leonard Lincoln, 
Joseph Lindsey's heirs, two thirds house 133, two thirds barn 33, 

home lot 63 a. 316, 
D. b. Lawless, cow 22. house and lot 200, barn 100, home lot 46 a. 

' 200, 
J. V. Lawless, cow 25, two years old 20, house 100, barn 50. home 

lot 50 a. 175, 
L. S* Lawless, horse 100, 2 oxen 75, 2 cows 40, 2 two years old 40, 
Adam Mav, horse 25, 4 cows 110, 2 yearlings 35, 3 swine 25. house 

100, 2 barns and shed 125, home lot 45 a. 575, 
Asa Moor, house and lot 200, barn and shed 100, home lot 14 a. 

200, 
W. M. Moulton, 

Brigham Nutting, Plain lot 10 a. 100, 
T. S. Norton, horse 100, 2 cows 48, swine 8, 
L. G. Osborn, cow 25, yearling 10, swine 5, 
i barn 150, home lot 8 a. 125. Shaw lot 10 

25, school books. 84, 
Ansel Oaks, heirs, wood land 3 a. 50, 
Appleton Peirce, horse 50, 4 cows 112, house and lot 225, barn and 

shed 125, home lot 50 a. 700, Fish lot 10 a. 100, 
F. T. Peirce, 
D. T. Peirce, horse 25, 2 oxen 110, cow 23, two years old 15, swine 

5, house and lot 275, barn 100, home lot 70 a. 600, 
J. P. Peirce horse 25, house and lot 250, barn aud shed 150, home 

, lot 94 a. 725, 
Madison Peirce, 2 oxen 90. cow 27, two year old 18, house and lot 

275. kirn 75, horn.' lot 16 a. 200, 
D. F. Peirce, horse 60, 2 oxeu 90, 5 cows, 125, two year old 20, 4 

vearhngs 75, 2 swine 12, house aud lot 300, barn 350, home lot 

182 a. 2350, 
A. W. Peirce, horse 112, 4 cows 108, two year old 20. swine 5, 

h use and lot 200, barn 100, home lot 25, a. 500, 
Appleton Peirce 2d, horse 100. 2 cows 55, house and lot 550. barn 

and shed 150, saw mill 350. home lot 45 a 525, tienrv lot 24 a. 

225, 
F.N. Peirce, 



house and lot 200, 
a. 75, King lot 12 a. 



30 74 
2 00 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



Clesson Peirce, hoise 30, co\r 30, yearling 12, 6 sheep i8, house an" 

lot 300. bain and shed 150. home lof 62 a. 700, 
F. E. Peirce, horse 25, 2 cows 45, 2 two vears old 36, 2 swine 12, 
W. H. Pierce, 
L. P. Pierce, horse 110, pasture and wood land 187 a. 300, 

C. I). Powers, horse 100, cow 30, yearling 12. house and lot 250, 

barn 150, home lot 25, n. 300, school books, 93 
Rufus Powers, cow 25, yearling 12, swine 5, house 150, barn 50, 

home lot 58 a. 350, 
H C. Powers, 

D. R. Potter, house and lot 75, barn 50, home lot one and a half a. 

25, 
Fred Potter, 
C. W. Paige, 2 horses 50. 9 cows 230, two year old 20, 2 swine 15, 

house and lot 350, barn ISO, home lot 104 a, 2400, 

E. J. Paige, cow 25, house 175, barn 20, home lot 1 a. 50, Hunter 

Jot. 5 a. 150, 
F B. Paige, horse 40, 7 cows 185, yearling 12, 2 swine 22, house 

and lot 600, 2 barns and cider mill 450, house and plain lot 93 

a. 2150, 
Roswell Packard, two year old 20, 
A. D. Reed, 
Fi ed Russell, horse 50, 
Joseph Stone, horse 100, 2 cows 45, house and lot 150, barn 100, 

home lot 40 a. 350, 
Leonard Stone, 
Solomon Sibley, money at interest 400. horse 25, 2 oxen 130, 10 

cows 260, 2 swine 15, house and lot 700, barn and 'shed 400, 

home lot 130 a, 2200, 
J. N. Shaw, horse 75. cow 28, swine 10, house and lot 375, barn 

and shed 125, blacksmith shop 150, home lot 70 a. 500, school 

books, 70, 
C. W. Shaltuck, horse 35, cow 30, 11 two vears old 140, house and 

lot 175, barn and shed 175, home lot 100. a. 650, 
A. D. Thayer 2 horses 50, 2 cows 45, two year old 20, 2 swine 16, 

house and lot 200, barn 100, home lot 89 a. 1025, school books 1 

242, 
Samuel Thrasher, horse 100. 4 ccws 110, 2 swine 15. house and lot 

150, barn 100, home lot 43 a. 600, 
W I. Thrasher, 
J. L. Thrasher, 2 cows, 50, yearling 10, swine 5, house 100, home 

lot 4 a. 150, 
H. C. Thrasher. 
Lucian Titus, 

O. A. Titus, cow 30, house and lot 350, barn 100, home lot 8 a. 125, 
George H. Upton, cow 25, house 100, barn 50, home lot 1 a. 50, 
W. S. Upton, 2 cows, 48, swine 7. house and lot 150, barn 100, 

home lot £9 a. 400, school books, 56, 
Otis Upton, 
B.F. Vaughan, cow 25, yearling 10. house and lot 200, one third 

barn, 25. home lot 30 a. 275, 
W. S. Vaughan, cow 20, 
E. D. Vaughan, 2 cows 50, 



1 

1 9 87 

1 2 29 

I 2 74 



8 




TAX. 



D. K. Vaughan, horse 85, 2 oxen, 105, cow 20, two years old 20. 
2 houses and lots 700, 2 barns 400, home lot 94 a. 1000, 

D. M. Vaughan, 2 oxen 75, 4 cows 95, 4 two years old 75, yearling 
10, swine 10, house 100, barn 50, Henry barn 100, home lot 49 
a. 450, Henry lot 40 a. 500, school books, 17, 

V. V. Vaughan, horse 65, 4 cows 100, yearling 12, swine 12, house 
and lot 200, barn 100, home lot 89 a. 1100, 

O. E. Vaughan, horse 25. 

J. W. Vaughan, horse 80, 3 three years old 65, swine 6, house and 
lot 300, 2 barns 300, home lot 126 u 800, school books, 93, 

Ellis White, 2 years old 23, 

J. E. White, horse 45, 2 oxen 135, cow 30, three years old 23, year- 
ling 10, 3 swine 18, 

.Nelson Whitaker, horse 40, 2 cows 54. 2 swine 10, house and lo; 200 
barn 100, house lot 40 a. 600, Titus lot 30 a. 200, 

John Wood, 2 horses 75, 3 cows 60, 4 sheep 12, 4 swine 20, house 
and lot 225, barn 75, Russell house 150, barn and shed 100, 
home lot 55 a. 250. Russell lot 70 a. 300, school books 3 01, 

Thomas Wheeler, 2 horses 125, 3 cows 70, two years old 18, 3 year- 
lings 33, 2 swine 9, house and lot 225. barn and shed 100, home 
lot 67 a. 725, 

G. M. Webber, horse 40, 2 oxen 75, 7 cows 185, 3 yearlings 34, 2 
swine 15, house and lot 200, barn 500. home lot 118 a. 1800, 

L. P. Webber, horse 40, 3 cows 75, swine 3, 

O. L. Wood, horse 50, 5 cows 140, yearling 12, 3 swine 24, house 
and lot 200, barn 100, home lot 140 a 1500, out lot 55 a. 600. 

W. A. Witherell, house 100, home lot 5 a. 50, 

Mrs. E. M. Ingram, land 11 a. 430, 



36 75 



23 71 



25 


36 


1 2 


37 


25 


93 


2 


33 


5 


84 


19 


70 



23 64 



■n 79 



42 


50 


3 


73 


40 


60 


4 


2i 


6 


32 



'.^JIUV, 



names and valuation. tax. 

J. M. King, Athol, land 44 a. 600, $8 82 

H. M. Burgess, Athol, 7 a. 175, 2 57 

J. M, Piper, " 10 a. 75, 1 10 

J. W. Estey's heirs, Greenwich, land 6o a. 350. 5 15 

F. A. Washburn place, " 40 a. 6C0, 8 82 

Hiram Caswell, •• 77 a. 250. 3 68 

P. T. Haskell, " 31 a. 500, 7 35 

Smith Kelley, " 100 a. 650, 9 56 

Sears place, 30 a. 300, 4 41 

Elery DrinkwaLer, " 20 a. 300, 4 41 

William Manley, " 20 a. 200, 2 94 

Dauiel Parker, '• 18 a. 200, 2 94 

Simon Whitcomb's heirs, " 30 a. 200, 2 34 

Baxter Whitcomb, " 30 a. 200, 2 94 

Smith Cutler, " 69 a. 800, 1176 

Daniel Tourtellotte, " 8 a. 50, 74 

Linus Tourtellotte, '■ 28 a. 125, 1 84 

D. & L. Tourtellotte, " 20 a. 250, 3 68 

J. A. Wheeler, •' 7 a. 100, 1 47 

IS. K. Vaughan, " 1 a. 33, 49 

W. P. Fry, » 6 a. 50. 74 

S. P. Bailey, •« 51 a. 450, 6 62 

Little place, 80 a. 450, 6 62 

J. P. Yaughan, - land 78 a. 650 9 56 
C. N. Powers, Greenwich, house 50, barn and shed 100, 32 a. 450, 8 82 

Isaac Field, " 8 a. 50, 74 

O.L.Johnson, •' 7 a. 75, 1 10 



10 



NAMES AND VALUATION. TAX. 

II. B. Hodgkin, " 10 a. 420, 

W. E. Johnson, En field, plain land. 12 a. 100, 

Edward Smith, " 7 a. 130, 

Caleb Tilson's heirs, •■ 11 a. 100, 

N. V. Goodman, *• house and barn, 100, 39 a. S50, 

W. B. Downing, " 42 a. 250, 

Joseph Mayhew's heirs, Pelham, 8 a. 75, 

George Wilson, ** 15 a. 100, 

Harrison Hour's heirs, " 30 a. 50, 

David Shores, «• 15 a. 50, 

Pelham, Achsah Sonkey place, 64 a. 1500, 

T. F. Cook, " saw mill, 2750, 5 a. 50, 

J. M. Cowan, Springfield, 30 a. 200, 

J. A. Peirce, Amherst, 20 a. 200, 

Shaw & Stacy, New Salem. 66 a. 300, 

J A. Stacy. " 75 a 200, 

John Cooley, " 10 a. 100, 

E. F. Gross, «« 14 a. 100, 

Stephen Ashley, " 30 a. 200, 

David Hamihon, •■ 14 a. 150, 

Hiram Winter. •• horse 125, 2 cows GO, barn 125, land 24 a. 265, 

Wesley W. Hunt, " 1-3 house and lot, 75, 14 a. 500, 

Theodore Lindsey, Ohio, house and lot 350, land 3 a. 250, 

O. J. Powers, guardian for his father, Dana, barn 125, land 321 a. 5000, 

75 34 

J. W. Morgan, Dana. 75 a 600, 8 82 

W. B. Lincoln, " 110 a. 400, 5 88 

S. F. Lindsey, " 40 a. 175, 2 57 

William Gibbs, " 7 a. 350, 5 15 

Harrison Barrows, 4V house 700, smail house 150, barn 100, saw mill 

privilege 1600, land 56 a. 1150, 
Gleason & Doubleday, Dana, 23 a. 150, 
Chas. A Gleason, " 54 a. 500, 

Levi T. Lincoln, " 12 a. 125, 

Chas. Lindsey, " Rush monntaia 23 a. 350, Hale lot 15 a. 150, 

Haines lot 27 a. 15), 
Mixter Hamilton, Shutesbury, 7 a. 100, 
L. H. Stetson, •' 150 a. 1000, 

W. H. Hemenway, " 94 a. 3400, 



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NAMES AND VALUATION. 



TAX. 



Joel F. Peirce, " 30 a. 200, 

James Fitts, Saratoga, N. Y., 15 a. 75, 

Horace Crossett, '* house and lot 250, barn 150, home lot 

a. 450, pasture 9 a. 100, wood lot 10 a. 225, plain lot 6 a. 50, 
Lewis & McClintie, Ware, 15 a. 125, 

Ellis Thayer's heirs, Orange, 15 a. 350, 
Sophia Peirce, Deerfield, 73 a. 1100, 

Andrew Garlick, Southbridge, house and barn 200, 138 a. 750, 
M. N. Horr, Spencer, 45 a. 100, 

A. E Kemp, East Douglass, 30 a. 250, 

Jonn Paige, HardwicK, house and lot 150, barn 50, Fish place 110 

8.900, 
George D. Paige, HardwicK, 60 a 120, 

J. M. Stacy lot 115 a. 500, 

B. F. Paige, Hardwick, house aud lot 300, barn 75, land 22 a. 500, 
Joseph White, Barre, house 100, barn 100, land 100 a. 700, 

Mrs. C. S. Raynolds, Leverett, 10 a. 430, 



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Real Estate, 
Personal Property, 

Total, 

No. of Polls, 134: tax on each, $2, 
Rate of tax, - 
Amount assessed on valuation, 
Total tax, 



Mar«h 14, 1879. 



$164,680 00 
22,765 00 

$187,445 00 

268 00 

$1 47 per $100 

$2,776 58 

3,044 58 

C. H. GKAY, } Assessors 

L. S. JOHNSON, > ol 
V. V. VAUGHAN,) Prescott. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



SELECTMEN, OVERSEERS OF THE POOR, 
ANT> SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF 



THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT 

/ / 
FOR THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 21st, 1883, 

WITH A COPY OF THE 

Valuation and Taxes for 1882. 




Athol, Mass. : 
Printed by the Athol Transcript Company, Nos. 41 and 43 Exchange St., 

1883. 



ANNUAL REPORT. 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

The Selectmen present the following* Report: — 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

Paid Brown & Harrington, for plank and timber for 

bridges ------ 

Roswell H. Allen, for building 1 bridge 

Appleton Pierce, timber for sluice - 

Joel P. Pierce, plank for bridges - 

Geo. A. Berry, plank for bridges - 

Geo. L. Stacy, for labor on highway 

Myron Moore, . " *V 

Ervin D. Vaugban, " - 

Willis Stone, " " - 

Milton L. Vaughan, " - - 

William Dill, " " 

Charles E. Haskins, " 

Herbert E. Pierce, " 

Walter Shaw, <•< 

Joseph N. Shaw, " 

Lyman S. Johnson, labor and keeping oxen 

John Wood, " " 

John J. Arnott, " 

Yarn am V. Vaughan, " 

Lunian P. Pierce, " 

Algeron W. Pierce, " 

Waldo H. Pierce, " 

John W. Vanghan, keeping oxeu - 

Andrew Cadrett, labor - - - 

Roswell H. Allen, keeping oxen - 

Milfred D. Thayer, labor - 

Criton G. Haskins, labor - 

Geo. Brigham, " - 

Lyman E. Moore, meal for oxen 

Varnam V. Vaughan, keeping oxen 

" hay carried to Allen's 

Geo. R. Allen, care of oxen - - 

Mr. Granger, " 

u shoeing oxen - 

" mending chains - 

". repairing scraper - 



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Paid Lemuel K. Baker, spikes 
Addison D. Thayer, labor - 
Joseph H. King, " 

Joseph M. Harrington, labor 
James D. Barnes, " 

Geo. Webber, " 

Win. H. Johnson, " 

Alden D. Reecl, " 

Henry N. Grover, " 

Oliver L. Wood, timber for bridge 
Erastus F. Gross, " " 

Clesson Pierce, hauling plank 
Geo. H. Upton, repairs on aqueduct 
T. F Cook, lumber tor bridge 
Jonathan E Shores, 



SNOW BILLS. 



Alva S. Smith, - 
Henry N. Grover, 
Addison D. Thayer, 
Dexter M. Vaughan, 
Ashe! G. Hanson, 
Frederick E. Pierce, 
Park II annum, - 
Joseph H. King, 
Levi G. Osborn, 
Joseph Stone, 
Charles D. Powers, 
Hiram H. Barrows, 
Howard A. Vaughan, - 
Varnam V. Vaughan, 
John J. Arnott, 
James F. Wood, 
John Wood, 
Joseph M. Harrington, 
Leonard Lincoln, 
Alden D. Reed, 
James D. Barnes, 
Eugene Barnes, 
Linus M. Pierce, 
Herman C. Powers, 
James F. Aiken, 
C. W. & J. C. Paige, 
Bigelow & Cowan, 
Nelson Whi taker, 
Geo. W. Shaw, 
George L. Johnson, 
Mason W. Haskins, 
Albert A. Grout, - 
Alonzo Randall, 
Win. H. Johnson, 



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Geo. M. Webber, 

Wales Aldrich, - 

Waldo H. Pierce, 

Charles Berry, 

Frank Berry, - 

Munroe Berry, - 

Otis Upton, - 

Leroy A. Upton, - 

Luraan P. Pierce, 

Fred N. Pierce, 

Josiah A. Hemenway, • 

Erastus F. Gross, - 

Geo H. Upton, 

Alonzo Rathbone, for Wid. Johnson 

Whitney O. Haskins, - 

Win. Tourtelotte, - 

Oliver L. Wood, 

Edwin Freeman, - 

Harry Haskins, - 

Geo. H. Allen, - 

Chester H. Gray, 

Willard S. Upton, - 

Samuel Thresher, 

Joseph N. Hamilton, 

David F. Pierce, 



EXPENDITURES AT THE FARM. 



Paid for blacksmithing and repairs 
flour - 

meal - 

groceries -'-..- 

miscellaneous articles 
palm leaf -,.'-- 

clothing" 
labor 
pigs - 
hay - 

shingles and zinc - 
phosphate 
buffalo robe 

coffin and robe for Gibbs 
John Berry for ox yoke 
L. K. Baker for wood - 
George L. Johnson, for wood 
Dr. A. V. Snow, 
Inventory of 1882 - 
Warden's salary 





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6 

INVENTORY AT TOWN FARM. 

Household furniture- - - - - - 144 50 

Provisions - - - - - -60 7 2 

Wood and lumber - - - - - 41 00 

Stock and hay - - - - - 294 00 

Farming- tools - - - - - - 261 8* 

Cash on hand - - - - - - 6 55 



$808 62 



RECEIPTS AT THE FARM. 

For potatoes - - - - - - - 27 17 

berries - - - - - - 6 12 

butter - - - - - - - 37 52 

apples - - - - - - 4 45 

veal and poultry - - - - - 25 85 

Eggs - - - - - 13 07 

hats - - - - - - - 15 59 

use of wagon and sleigh - - - - 1 45 

beef, hide and tallow - - - - - 4 00 

labor with oxen • - - - - 2 00 

Inventory of 1883 ----- 808 62 

Cost of support of poor at Farm - 498 69 



Making the average weekly cost per pauper 2.933. 



$l,45s 53 



SUPPORT OF POOR AWAY FROM FARM. 

Paid Alvin Stevens, of Hard wick, for support of C. W. 

Thayer's family - - - $30 00 

A. M. Orcntt, for medical attendance on C. W. 

Thayer's family - - - - 35 25 

D. R. Potter, support - - - - 6 06 

§71 31 

Total cost of poor, - $564 00 

MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. 

Paid Otis Underwood, for oxen - 
Brown & Harrington ." 
expenses out of town - - - - 

Walter S. Vaughan, burial of horses 
Counsel on Keep case 

West C Aldrich, getting school reports printed 
Mr. Taft, for scraper edge - 
express, postage, stationery and Justice fees 
Clesson Pierce, remit on taxes 
Addison D. Thayer, remit on taxes of 1879 
Mason W. Haskins, going with hearse 
outstanding order ----- 

$397 4s 



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Town Officers. 

selectmen, overseers of poor and assessors. 

V..V. Vaughan, - 

L. S. Johnson ------ 

Waldo H. Pierce, ----- 



C. P. Harrington, 
J. F. Stone, 



L. Crossett, 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



TREASURER. 



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26 25 




29 25 







114 50 


20 00 




20 00 






40 00 


15 00 





15 00 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

Clesson Pierce, - - - - - -3 00 



TOWN CLERK. 

F. N. Pierce, for recording births, marriages and deaths, 3 75 



Recapitulation. 

Paid for highways and bridges, - 824 34 

" snow bills, - - - - - 175 60 

" Town officers, - - - - - 176 25 

" miscellaneous, - - - - 397 48 
" support of poor, ----- 505 81 

" support of schools, -•-.;.- - - 741 70 



3 00 

3 75 

$176 25 



LIABILITIES. 

Joseph E. Bigelow, note - - - - $300 00 

Betsey Berry, note - - - - - 300 00 

Smith, Hill & Co., printing report - - - 25 00 



2,821 18 



RESOURCES. 
Cash in treasury, ------ 698 76 

School books sold and due for, 20 82 

School books on hand, - - - - - 85 26 

Due on Collector's deed and esiimated interest, - 32 37 

Lumber for bridge at Bobbinville, - - - 16 00 



625 00 



853 21 



Balance in favor of Town, - - - - - 228 21 

Trust Fund, ------ i ? 000 00 

Interest on the same, - - - - 40 00 

In hands of C. H. Gray, - - - - 50 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

V. V. VAUGHAN, ) Selectmen 
L. S. JOHNSON, S- of 

WALDO H.PIERCE, ) Prescott. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT. 



EECEIPTS. 

April 1, 1882, balance due the town, - 680 97 

" 15, cash from V. V. Vaughan, from sale of school 
books of 1881, 
Jane 6, cash from Joseph E. Bigelow, 

" 19, " V. V. Vaughan, 

July 19, a " " from sale of oxen on 

Town Farm, 
" 21, " Charles Phipps. 

Dec. 14, " Geo. Berry, from sale of oxen on 

Town Farm, - 
" Corporation tax, - 

" National Bank tax, 
Jan. 8, 1883, cash from Dog- Fund, - 

" ' " income Mass. School fund, 

Mar. 14, cash from School Com. for books, - 

Clesson Pierce, the collector of taxes, 

the amount of tax assessment 1882, 3,130 41 

4,994 28 

EXPENDITURES. 

June 5, 1882, paid order of School Committee, Thomp- 
son & Brown, - 
Knight, Adams «fc Co., 
express on Assessor's book, 
Aug. 1, County tax, - 

Sept. 12, Joseph E Bigelow's note and interest 
Oct. 2, V. V. Vaughan's note and interest, 

" 13, by order of School Committee for school books, 
" 20, Charles Phipps. note and interest, - 
Dec. In, State tax and interest, - 

" 23, for renewal of insurance policy on the Town 
house, ----- 

Jan. 20, 1883, cash on Betsy Berry's note 
Feb. 15, blank book for Town, - 

" 24, interest on money borrowed in anticipation 

of taxes, ----- 
" 19, interest on Joseph E. Bigelow's note, 
March 21, interest on Betsy Berry's note, 

" paid for lock for Town House, and putting - 
on the same, - 

Cash on Joseph E. Bigelow's note, 
Cash paid on town orders, - 
Balance carried to new account, 

LIBERTY CROSSETT, Treas. 
Prescott, Mar. 21, 1883. 



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ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT 



FOR THE YEAR 1882-3. 



To the Citizens of Prescott : 

The labors of the School Committee for 1882-3 having been com- 
pleted, they respectfully submit the following report : — 

FINANCIAL. 

Hooks on hand April 1, 1882, - - - $43 86 

Books bought during the year, - - - 111 44 

Express on books, - - - - 2 84 



Total. 



Books on hand April 1, 1883, 

Books sold during the year, - 

Two dictionaries furnished Districts Nos. 4 and 5, 

Loss by introduction of arithmetics, 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for teachers' board and fuel as follows : — ■ 

District No. 1, - '- - - $138 00 

150 00 
142 80 
157 50 
148 40 
1 15 



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737 85 



2 
RESOURCES. 



Received from State School Fund, 

" County dog fund, 

Appropriated by Town, 



$208 08 


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DISTRICT ±XO. 1. 



747 18 



Balauce, Si) 33 



This school was taught both summer and winter by Mrs. Nettie 
Upton, of this town. Mrs. Upton sustained the reputation already 
gained by her in this town — that of being a good teacher. 

SUMMER TERM. 

Whole number of scholars, - - . 14 

Average attendance, - - 11 23-30 

A\ r ages of teacher per month, - - $20 

WINTER TERM. 

Whole number of scholars, - - 17 

Average attendance, - - 16 1-12 

Wages of teacher per month, - - 824 

DISTRICT NO. 2. 

The Summer Term was taught by Miss Rose Illingworth, of New 
Salem. This school, when visited by your Committee, had the ap- 
pearance of making good progress. There seemed to exist between 
the teacher and scholars that perfect harmony "that is necessary tor a 
good school. 

Whole number of scholars, - - 17 

Average attendance - - - 15 4-5 

Wages of teacher per month - - 620 

WINTER TERM. 

This school was taught by Mr. J. F. Stone, of this town. 

Whole number of scholars - 20 

Average attendance - - - 18 13-20 

Wages of teacher per month - - $28 

DISTRICT NO. 3. 

The Summer Term was taught bv Miss Minnie M. Cleveland, of 
Hardwick. This school was not considered a success by your Com- 
mittee. 

Whole number of scholars - - 22 

Average attendance - - - 1810 7- 120 

Wages of teacher per month - - $20 



WINTER TERM. 

This school was taught by Miss Jennie M. Allen, of Melrose, Ct. 
This was considered one of the best schools in town, being under the 
care of an experienced and successful teacher. 

Whole number of scholars - - 20 

Average attendance - - 17 1-20 

Wages of teacher per month - - $24 

DISTRICT NO. 4. 

The Summer Term was under the care of Miss Delia F. Wood, of 
this town, an experienced and successful teacher. 

Whole number of scholars 20 

Average attendance - - - 17 1-10 

Wages of teacher per month - - $22 

WINTER TERM. 

The Winter Term was under the care of Mr. Zephaniah Abbott, of 
New Salem, an old teacher, but in this case there appeared to be a 
lack of discipline necessary for a good school. 

Whole number of scholars - 25 

Average attendance 20 17-20 

Wages of teacher per month - - $28 

DISTRICT NO. 5. 

The Summer Term was taught by Miss Helen M. Haskell of Green- 
wich. This was her first attempt at teaching, but very good progress 
was observed in the school. 

Whole number of scholars - - 16 

Average attendance - - - 13 2-3 

Wages of teacher per month - - $22 

WINTER TERM. 

This term was taught bv MissEmilv A. Wheeler, of New Salem, a 
very thorough teacher and disciplinarian. 

Whole number of scholars - - 23 

Average attendance - - - 16 1-10 

W ages of teacher per month - - $26 

NAMES OF SCHOLARS 

not absent or tardy during the year : Abbie A. Haskins, May L. 
Upton, Lillie M. Shaw, Hattie J. Shaw, Bernie H. Pierce, GeorgieE. 
Upton, Preston Pierce, Chas. Berry, Leighton Upton, Anna L. Ber- 
ry, Lulu Hamilton, Alice Yaughan, Luella F. Aiken, Mattie Clark. 
Mabel Clark, A. H. Gross, C. E. Hannum. 



4 

GENERAL REMARKS . 

In closing this report we make the following suggestions : First, it 
is the opinion of your Committee that it would be advisable to raise 
sufficient money for thirty weeks schooling, making three terms of ten 
weeks each; also, that the town, on taking possession of the school 
houses, proceed to repair them and render them suitable for the pur- 
pose for which they are used. We call the attention of the town to 
the great need of furnishing every school with more and better black- 
boards, and a set of outline maps. These tools are to the teacher 
what the sledge hammer is to the blacksmith, the saw to the carpenter 
or the plow to the farmer. Therefore, no school, however poor, can 
afford to do without them. With plenty of good " blackboards any 
teacher can do work as much again in quantity, and threefold better 
in quality. Some of the schools in town have lacked that thorough- 
ness of discipline that is necessary for success. The first and perhaps 
the most important element of school government, as well as all other 
governments, is system. There can be no good government without 
it. System is made up of three truly essential factors — time, place 
and method. It is also of vital importance that parents give the 
teacher their moral support. Teachers very well know that troubles 
arising from disobedient children often come directly from thought- 
less criticisms of parents concerning facts but imperfectly under- 
stood. As a punishment for too loud study in school, children arc 
sometimes required to hold some object between the teeth, thus pre- 
venting it. Parents would do well to protect themselves in the same 
way from speaking hastily in the presence of their children concern- 
ing the teacher, until both sides may be heard and judged. In short 
give your teachers all the assistance that you possibly can. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 



C. P. HARRINGTON, ) School Com. 
J. F. STONE, j of Prescott. 



VALUATION AND TAXES 



OP 



THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT 



FOR THE YEAR 1882. 



Names and Valuation. 



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Oh 



Tax. 



Aldrich, Wales ------ 

horse 65, 2 cows 45, 2 oxen 185, house 300, barn 200, 
sheds 50, 1 store 250, Henry house 100, Henry barn 75, 
home place 55 acres 850, Green lot 10 ac 100, Conkey 
lot 11 ac 75, Henry lot 1 ac 50, Nutting lot 30 ac 125, 
Vaughn lot 10 ac 200, - 

Aldrich, West C. 

horse 50, cow 23, 2 two year olds 60, house 350, barn 
125, 2 sheds 50, cider mill 75, land 75 a 1175, 

Abbott, George ------ 

Abbott, Charles J. 

2 horses 150, 8 cows 200, 2 two year olds 30, 4 swine 72, 
house 700, barn 200, 2 sheds 50/ home place 80 a 1700, 
Egvpt lot 10 a 125, Cutler wood lot 30 a 125, 

Abbott, Milo W. ----- - 

horse 125, cow 30, house 300, barn 100, Chapin* house 
400, barn 100, home lot 1 a 50, Chapin lot 64 a 800, 

Aiken John F. - 

2 horses 170, 8 cows 190, 5 two year olds 134, 1 year- 
ling 1 2, 4 swine 25, house 400, barn 150, home place 60 
a 1025, sprout lot 10 a 100, berry 21a 200, 

Aiken, James M. - - - - - 

horse 25, 5 cows 125, 2 two vear olds 40, 1 yearling 20, 
8 swine 27, f house 300, f bam 133, land 48a 600, " 

Allen, Roswell H. - 

house 700, barn 400, home place 109a 3050, Piper lot 7a 
75, Cleveland lot 25a 250, Blackmer lot 8a 15, 3 horses 
200, 2 oxen 175, 10 cows 255, 4 two years old 150, 7 
yearlings 84, 3 swine 28, - - 

Allen, George F- - - - - * - 

horse 115, 11 cows 290, 34 sheep 90, 5 swine 47, house 
75, barn 100, land 120a 1625, - 

Allen, Edward II. 



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38 09 
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37 13 

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Names and Valuation 



Tax. 



Alvord, Augustus ----- 
Alden, Ira R. - 

2 cows 45, 1 yearling 14, house 100, land 35a 150, 

Abbott, Permelia ------ 

2 cows 60, house 350, h, barn 50, distillery 75, land 2a 50 
exempt 500, - - 

Aruott John J. - 

horse 40, 2 cows 40, house 150, barn 100, land 95a 550, 
Chloe Oakes first mortgage 700, J. J. Arnott, equity, 

Brigham, George - - 

horse 60, cow 15, Beaman lot 7a 100, 

Barnes, James D. - 

2 oxen 175, 6 cows 165, 3 two years old 80, 1 yearling 10, 
2 swine 30, house 125, barn 450, home lot 66a 87*, wood 
lot 10a 200, Ayers lot 17a 425, - 

Blackmer, Daniel G. - 

Berry, John _.--_. 

2 horses 75, 4 oxen 210, 4 cows 100, 2 two year old 36, 
11 sheep 33, 5 swine 55, house 250, barn 300, cider mill 
K'O, home lot 66a 800, plain lot 23a 100, old place 85a 
950, 

Berry, Betsey ------ 

money at interest 650, horse 25, 2 oxen 110, 6 cows 150, 
1 swine 20, house 300, barn 30c, land 95a 950, 

Brigham, Wm., heirs - 

house 50, land 25a 150, ----- 

Brown, Poster, heirs, ----- 

horse 80, 15 sheep 40, house 350, barn 100, Lombard 
house 150, barn 50, saw mill 650, home lot 52a 300, 
Stone lot 18a 150, Vaughn lot 23a 150, Lombard lot 4a 
50, Gray lot 30a 120, Little lot 15a 500, railroad lot 16a 
50, jGibbs lot 2£a 30, 

Brown, Roxana - 

cow 23, 1 two year old 15, land 22a 110, 

Brown, Ian the ------ 

cow 25, yearling 14, f house 150, barn 50, land 55a 650 
exempt 500, _.--_- 

Brown, Marshal F. 

cow 30, 1 two year old 25, - 

Brown & Harrington - 

h'jrse 130, 2 oxen 150, Powers timber lot 29£a 3000, 

Banows, Hiram -..----- 
horse 125, 3 cows 75, 1 two years old 18, house 150, 
barn 100, land 54a 300, - 

Baker, Lemuel K. 

stock in trade 200, horse 125, cow 25, house and store 
550, barn 200, home lot 2a 100, Derby lot 53a 450, Eliza- 
beth Putnam first mortgage 600, L. K. Baker, equity, 
650, - - . .- - 



2 00 
6 64 

1 27 

15 20 
4 63 



40 03 

2 CO 



49 14 

37 57 
3 00 



41 


55 


2 


22 


5 


84 


9 


82 


49 


20 


13 


52 



26 75 



3 



Names and Valuation. 



o 



Bigelow, Joseph E. - 

money at interest 500, 
Chapin, Eli W. - 

horse 30, 2 cows 35, 1 two year old 15, 
Caswell, George B. ------ 

horse 50, cow 22, 2 two year olds 38, 3 yearlings 36, 8 

sheep 24, 1 swine 15, house 150, barn 200, land 185a 550, 
Cowan, John F. 

2 horses 80, 2 oxen 130, 6 cows 135, 2 yearlings 28, 4 

swine 50, house 75, barn 125, land 70a 800, 
Crossett, Liberty ------ 

stock in trade 10U0, horse 145, house and store 600, barn 

100, - _ - - _ 

Crosby, Mrs. M. J- 

horse 60, 1 sheep 3, house 150, barn 50, laud 8a 100, 
Davis, Samuel - - 

horse 120, 3 cows 85, 3 two year old 30, 4 yearlings 52, 

house 400, barn 275, house 50, home lot 86a 1425, Hol- 

den lot 4a 100, - - - 

Dill, William L. ------ 

horse 25, 1 two year old 20, - - - 

Dickey, William ------ 

house 100, barn 50, land 50a 150, horse 75, cow 27, 
Freeman, Alonzo W. - 

horse 100, 2 cows 50, 1 swine 8, house 200, barn 150, 

home lot 19a 450* plain lot 10a 15, - 
Directors cheese factory - 

factory 400, land la 25, 
Gee, Charles E. - 
Grover, Henry 1ST. - 

horse 75, 5 cows 100, 3 yearling's 36, 1 swine 15, house 

350, barn 200, land 77a 700, - 

Grant, Albert A. -_-_._ 

2 horses 140, 2 oxen 120, 8 cows 180, 1 two year old 17, 

house 275, barn 200, home lot 65a 1360, Braman lot 72a 

500 - 
Gray, Chester H. 

horse 100, 3 cows 75, 1 swine 12, house 325, barn 100, 

land 52a 575, ------ 

Gilbert, J. D., widow of 

h house 150, i barn 67, land 30a 450, exempt 500, r - 
Gross, Erastus F. - - - - - 

horse 25, 3 cows 70, 2 two year old 30, 2 yearlings 25, 

house 125, barn 50, wagonhouse 30, land ilOa 725, 
Haskins, Criton G - 

2 horses 70, cow 20, 1 swine 9, house 125, barn 75, land 

36a 300, ------ 

Haskins, Mason W. ------ 

horse 70, 2 cows 50, 1 yearling 12, house 100, barn 50, 

land 34a 460, - - 



Tax. 

9 50 
3 20 

18 27 

23 34 

29 68 

5 45 

40 35 
2 68 

8 03 

16 60 

6 38 
2 00 

24 14 

42 97 

19 81 
2 51 

18 20 

10 99 

14 98 



Names and Valuation. 



~ Tax. 



Haskins, Uzziel. heirs - - . 

house 300, barn 150, Pierce place house 100, barn 50, 

house lot 59a 975, Fish lot 10a 125, Pierce lot la 50, 
II annum, Park, ------ 

2 horses 40, 2 oxen 65, 3 cows 70, 1 two year old 18, 3 

yearlings 40, house 100, barn 125, land 82a 800, 
Hemenway, Josiah A. - 

horse 35, 2 cows 45, 1 yearling 14, 2 swine 22, house 50, 

barn 75 t land 27a 300, ----- 
Horr, Laura, widow ----- 

2 cows 50, house 175, barn 50. land 117a 500, exempt 500, 
Horr, John M. - - - 

Horr, Nelson, widow ----- 

horse 30, cow 20, 1 two year old 18, 1 yearling 12, house 

100, barn 50, land 110a 450, exempt 500, 
Horr, Reuben N, -' 

Horr, James E. - - 

2 oxen 135, ------ 

Howard, Robert B. - 

horse 60, 6 cows 170, 2 swine 25, house 200, barn 125, 

land 88a 875, ..---_ 
Howard, Henry A.- 
Howard, Mrs. Hannah 

house 100, barn 100, land 42a 1000 
Hanson, Asahel G. - - - - • 

1 cow 28, house 100, barn 50, land 2da 150, 
Harrington, Joseph M. 

barn 50, land 80a 500, - 

Harrington, Clinton P. ----- - 

Hunt, Wilson W. 

horse 40, 1 yearling 18, school book 89, 
Hamilton, Joseph N. - 

2 cows 45, 4 two year old '20, 4 yearlings 48, 8 sheep 21, 
1 swine 6, house 50, barn 175, shoo 25, home lot 79a 850 
Pond lot 9a 75, - - - - 

Haskins, L. F., heirs - - - 

land 6a 300, - 

Ingram, Mrs. E. M. 

" h barn 50, shed 50, land 31a 700, plain lot 2* a 30, 
Johnson, Joel _.___. 

Johnson, Henry, heirs ----- 

horse 70, 2 oxen 90, 3 cows 85, 1 yearling 12, house 275, 

barn 200, land 88a 1150, - 
Johnson, Mrs. Ansel _____ 

money at interest 350, secured by mortgage, 
Johnson, Ansel ______ 

horse 125, 2 oxen 130, 5 cows 125, 4 yearlings 60, 5 sheep 

15, 2 swine 12, money at interest 400, house 200, barn 

75, land 140a 800, _____ 



26 25 

20 87 
10 11 





4 13 


1 


2 00 




2 70 


1 


2 00 


1 






4 03 


1 






23 82 


1 


2 00 




18 00 


1 






6 92 


1 






10 25 


1 


2 00 


1 





3 76 



23 


21 


4 50 


12 


45 


2 


00 



28 23 



33 12 



Names and Valuation. 



o 



Tax. 



12, house 



Johnson, George L. J •-,-..-'.. - 

2 horses 125, 2 oxen 125, 3 cows 60, 3 two year olds 52, 

1 yearling 12, house 100, barn 100, shed25, home lot 94a 

1300, Shaw lot 30a 150, - - 

Jacques, John B. ----- - 

cow 25, ----- - 

Jones, Nelson B. ----- - 

money at interest 1500, 1000 "secured by mortgage, 

horse 125, 1 ox 60, 6 cows 145, 1 two year old 17, 2 

yearlings 23, house 375, barn 100, land 110a 1150, 
Johnson Lyman S., - 

horse 125, 2 oxen 100, 10 cows 250, 3 swine 21, house 325, 

barn 100, home lot 79a 2200, Abbott 70a 210, 
Johnson, Ezra, heirs - - - - . 

house 100, barn 125, land 83a 900, - - 

Johnson, Wm. H. - - . - 

horse 25, 9 cows 255, 4 swine 30, house 300, barn 350, 

land 76a 1275, - 

King, Joseph H. - - - 

house 25, 3 cows 72, 1 swine 13, house 100, barn 100, 

land 68a 550, - 

Keeler, Oscar H.- 
Lincoln, George W. - 

horse 50, 2 cows 50, 9 yearlings 100, 4 sheep 

500, barn 400, land 293a 1200, - - 

Lincoln, Leonard - 

Lawless, .David B. - 

cow 15, house 200, barn 100, land 46a 200, 
Lawless, Lucius S.- 
May, Adam, widow ----_'_ 

5 cows 130, house 100, barn 50, barn 75, land 45a 575, 

exempt 500, 
Moore, Asa ------ 

cow 25, 1 yearling 16, 1 swine 7, house 200, barn 100, 

mill 50, land 14a 200, - - - 

Moore, Myron E. 

Magrath, George T. - - - - - 

Osborn, Levi G. - - - 

cow 20, swine 10, house 200, barn 150, home lot 8a 125, 

Shaw lot 10a 75, King lot 12a 50, - 

Oakes, Ansel, heirs - 

land 3a 50, - - - 
Oakes, Wid. Chloe, 

house 75, barn 75, land 4a 150, - 

Pierce, Appleton _____ 

horse 85, 2 cows 54, house 550, barn 150, saw mill 300, 

home lot 45a 525, Henry lot 24a 300, - * 
Pierce, Appleton, heirs - 

house 225, barn 125, home lot 50a 700, Fish lot 10a 100, 



33 19 

2 38 

39 43 

51 96 
16 88 

35 52 



14 90 

2 00 



36 68 
2 00 

9 73 
2 00 



6 45 



10 97 

2 00 
2 00 


11 45 


75 


4 50 


31 46 


17 25 



Names and Valuation. 


go 

'o 

C-4 


Tax. 


Pierce, Frederick N. 


2 


4 00 


Pierce, Daniel T. 


1 




2 oxen 130, 2 cows 45, house 275, barn 10U, land 70a 600 




19 25 


Pierce, John P. - - 


1 


2 00 


Pierce, Frederick E. - 


1 




2 oxen 90, 2 cows 42, 1 two year old 18, 1 yearling - 12, 1 






swine 9, house 250, barn 150, land 94a 600, school books 






42 cts. ------- 




19 99 


Pierce, Madison ------ 


1 




2 cows 45, house 275, barn 100, land 16a 250, - 




12 04 


Pierce, Waldo H. - 


1 




cow 20, - 




2 30 


Pierce, Lirus M. - 


1 




2 oxen 90, ----- - 




3 35 


Pierce, Frank W. 


1 




horse 125, ------ 




3 88 


Pierce, David F. - 


1 




horse 25, 2 oxen 175, 7 cows 175, 2 yearlings 25, 1 swine 






10, house 300, barn 350, land 182a 2350, 




53 15 


Pierce, Algernon "W". ----- 


1 




horse 100, 3 cows 65, 3 yearlings 36, house 200, barn 






100, land 25a 500, .*_.-- 




17 02 


Pierce, Clesson ------- 






2 horses 100, cow 25, house 300, barn 150, land 62a 700, 




21 12 


Pierce, Luman P. - 


1 




horse 80, 2 cows 48, land 187a 3300, school book 64, 




54 06 


Pierce, Mrs. David F. - 






house 175, barn 75, land 2a 75, - 




4 88 


Powers, Charles D. - 


1 




horse 25, house 250, barn 150, land 25a 300, 




12 87 


Powers, Knfus ------ 


1 




2 cows 45, 2 two year old 30, house 150, barn 50, land 






58a 350 




11 37 


Powers, Herman C. - - - 


1 


2 00 


Potter, David R. - 


1 




house 75, barn 50, land l£a 25, 




4 25 


Potter, Frederick L.- 


1 


2 00 


Paige, Christopher W. - 


1 




2 horses 125, 2 oxen 140, 10 cows 250, 4 swine 40, house 






350, barn 250, land 104a 2400 - - - - 




53 82 


Paige, Warren B. - 


1 




horse 125, ------ 




3 88 


Paige, John C. 


1 


2 00 


Paige, Francis B. ------ 


1 




stock in trade 500, 2 horses 80, 8 cows 235, house 600, 






barn 250, cider mill 200, vinegar house 150, home lot 84a 






2100, plain 9a 50, ----- 




66 47 


Paige, Edwin J. - 


1 




house 175, barn 25, home lot la 50, Hunter lot 5a 150, 




8 00 



Names and Valuation. 



o 



350, school 



Pierce, Caleb, heirs - - - - 

land 67a 1200 

Prevost, Edward ------ l 

Rathbone, Alonzo - 1 

Reed, Allen D. ----- - 

horse 50, 4 oxen 190, 8 cows 216, 1 two year old 20, 4 
yearlings 48, 2 sheep 6, 5 swine 35, house 300, barn 350, 
land 115a 2250 ----- 

Rider, Charles ______ l 

Rider, William H. 

Randall, Alonzo C. - 

horse 25, 2 cows 55 - 

Russell, Mrs. Abagail - 

2 cows 45, house 200, barn 100, land 32a 350, exempt 500 

Stone, Joseph ------ 

horse 65, 2 cows 55, 1 two year old 15, 1 yearling 13, 1 
swine 10, house 150, barn 100, land 40a 
book 60 - 

Stone, Joseph F. _-__'._ 1 

Shaw, Joseph N. . - - - - - - 1 

2 horses 150, 2 cows 45, 2 swine 14, house 375, barn 125 
blacksmith shop 150, land 70a 500, school books 32 

Shaw, George W. ----- 

2 horses 125, 7 cows 165, 3 two year old 55, 3 yearlings 
30, 8 sheep 24, 2 swine 23, house 350, barn 150, land 90a 
1300 - - 

Shattuck, Charles W. ----- 

horse 25, 3 cows 69, 2 two year old 30, 3 yearlings 25, 4 
swine 35, house 175, barn 175, land 100a 650 

Shores, Jonathan E. 

horse 120, cow 27, 1 swine 14, house 250, barn 150, home 
lot 10a 450, pasture lot 9a 50 

Smith A. S. 

Smith & Miller, ------ 

1 mule 40, cow 25, 2 oxen 115, 1 swine6, timber lot 250 
Thayer, Adison D. - 

2 horses 100, 3 cows 80, 1 yearling 15, house 200, barn 
100, land 89a 1025, school books 1.28 

Thresher, Samuel ------ 

2 horses 150, 6 cows 165, 1 two year old 16, 2 swine 22, 

house 150, barn 75, land 43a 575 - 
Thresher, Fred M. __---] 

Titus, Oscar A. 1 

cow 27, house 400, barn 100, land 8a 125 
Upton, George H. 

cow 20 
Upton, Willard S. - 

horse 50, 2 cows 45, 2 two year old 70, 

house 150, barn 100, land 59a 400 



yearling 



11. 



Names and Valuation. 



o 

Cm 



Tax. 



Upton, Otis ------ 

Vaughan, Walter S. 

1 yearling - 18, school book lOcts - 

Vaughan, Ervin D. 

horse 75, cow 25, yearling 15 - 

Vaughan, Daniel K., heirs - 

house 450, barn 250, old place house 250, barn 150, land 
94a 1000 ------ 

Vaughan, Dexter M. - 

horse 25, 2 cows 45, 3 two year old 75, 1 yearling 15, 
house 100, 1 barn 50, 1 barn 100, home lot 49a 350, Hen- 
ry lot 40a 500 ----- 

Vaughan, Milton L. - 

Vaughan, Howard C. 

1 two year old 18, house 200, barn 25, land 30a 275 
Vaughan, John W. - 

2 oxen 110, 2 cows 45, 2 two year olds 35, 2 sheep 6, 1 
swine 10, house 300, 1 barn 175, 1 barn 125, land 126a 800 

Vaughan, Orrin E. 

2 oxen 150 __.-_- 

Vaughan, Oollis W. ----- 

Vaughan, Varnam V. 

horse 100, 3 cows 75, house 200, barn 100, land 89a 1100 
White, Ellis 

2 horses 50, 2 oxen 125, 5 cows 120, 2 two year olds 28, 

3 yearlings 36 - 

Whitaker, Nelson ----- 

horse 25, 2 cows 55, 2 swine 22, house 250, barn 100, 

home lot 40a 650, Titus lot 30a 200 - 
Wheeler, Thomas ------ 

horse 50, 3 cows 80, 3 two year olds 60, 2 yearlings 25, 

house 225, barn 100, land 67a 725 - 

Webber, George M. 

horse 25, 2 oxen 135, 9 cows 250, 4 yearlings 55, 2 swine 

38, house 200, barn 500, land 118a 1800 - -J 

Wood, Oliver L. 

horse 130, 4 oxen 240, 10 cows 225, 1 two year old 18, 1 

Yearling 10, 4 swine 40, house 200, barn 100, home lot 

140a 1500, out lot 55a 600 
Wood, John ------ 

2 cows 45, 1 yearling 10, 16 sheep 45, 1 swine 14, house 

225, barn 75,*Russell place house 150, barn 100, home 

lot 55a 250, Russell lot 70a 300 - 
Wetherell, Willard A. 

house 100, land 5a 50 - 
Williamson, Joseph ----- 

Wood, Wentworth P. 
Wetherbv, John A. - 



2 00 

2 37 

3 72 

31 50 



20 90 
2 00 

9 77 



26 09 



1 
1 

1 


4 25 
2 00 

25 63 


1 


7 39 


1 


21 53 




20 97 



47 05 



47 94 



22 21 

4 25 
2 00 

2 00 
2 00 



9 



]^0^-RESIDENTS. 



Names, 


Residence and Valuation. 


o 
H 


Tax. 


King-, J. M., Atbol 


land 44a - - 


550 


8 25 


Piper, J. M. ' 


10a - 


75 


1 13 


Estey, J. W. heirs, 


Greenwich, land 65a 


350 


5 25 


Washburn, F. A. 


a 


" 40a 


600 


9 00 


Caswell, Hiram 


a 


il 77a 


250 


3 75 


Haskell, P. T. 


a 


" 31a 


500 


7 50 


Kelley, Smith, heir 
it a 


s " 100a 650 I 
11 Sears place 30a 600 \ 


1250 


18 75 


Drinkwater, Elroy 


a 


land 20a 


300 


4 50 


Man ley, fm. 


a 


" 20a 


200 


3 00 


Parker, Daniel 


a 


" 18a 


200 


3 00 


Whitcomb, Baxter 


u 


" 30a 


150 


2 25 


Cutler, Smith 


a 


" 69a 


700 


10 50 


Tourtellotte, Daniel 


, heirs, 


Greenwich, 8a - 


50 


75 


Tourtellotte, D. & 




" 20a - 


250 


3 75 


Tourtellotte, Linus 




" 28a Cutler lot 125) 






a a 




" 28a Whitcomb, 300 > 


450 


6 75 


a a 




" 2a Mill lot, 50 ) 






Wheeler, J. A. 




" 7a 


100 


1 50 


Vaughan, S. K. 




li la 


25 


37 


Frve, W. P. 




" 6a 


50 


75 


Bailey, S. P. 




" 80a Little place 450 \ 






tt 




" 51a Wood lot 450 J 


900 


13 50 


Powers, CM., Greenwich, 


house 150, barn 100, 32a 400 


650 


9 75 


Vaughan, J. P. 


a 


54a 


550 


8 25 


Field, Isaac 


a 


8a 


50 


75 


Hodgkins, II. B. 


a 


10a 


400 


6 00 


Root, John, heirs 


a 


22a 


125 


1 88 


Nutting, Brig-ham 


a 


8a 


25 


37 


Smith, Edward, 


Enfield 


, 7a '- 


130 


1 95 


Neuberg, Susan, Wid. " 


11a - 


100 


1 50 


Downing, Wm. B. 


it 


42a 250, timber 200 


450 


6 75 


Snyder, Charles 


a 


h 100, b 50, 39a 400 


550 


8 25 


Mayhew, Joseph, heirs, Pelham, 8a 


75 


\ 12 


Wilson, George H. 




" 15a 


100 


1 50 


Ho it, Harrison, heirs, 


u 30a 


50 


75 


Shores, David 




" 15a Hunt lot 50. 






»( 




" 64a Conkey lot 1800, 






a 




11 70a Abbott lot 700, 


2550 


38 25 


Cook, T. L. 




u 5a 50, saw mill 1800 


1850 


27 75 


Cowan, J. M., Springfield, 


30a 


400 


6 00 


Osgood, A. G. 


a 


30a 500, 1 house 700 






a 


it 


house 150, barn 100, mill 2000 


3450 


51 75 



10 



Names, Residence and Valuation. 




Tax. 



Pierce, John A., Amherst, 20a - 

Paige, T. L. " 130a 2100, house 600, barn 300 

Shaw & Stacy, heirs, New Salem, 66a 



Lincoln & Lindsey 

Rogers, Charles E. 

Ashley, Stephen 

Hamilton, David 

Winter, Hiram 
n 

Abbott, Frederick 



a 
it 

ll 



76a 
14a 
30a 
14a 

24a 275, 
cows 75, 
horse - 



horse 135, 
barn 100, 



Hunt, W. W., Wendell, 14a 125, } house 75 - 

Lindsey; Theodore, Ohio, 3a 250, house 350, 

Powers, O. J., Dana, guardian for his father, 291£a 2325, 

house 75, barn 100 
Morgan, J. W. " 75a - 
Lincoln, Wm. B. u 110a - 

Lindsey, S. F. " 40a - 
Gibbs, Win. " 7a 

Barrows, H. ** 34a south lot 1450, 10a north lot 400, 
Gleason & Doubleday, Dana, 28a - 
Gleason, Charles A. " 54a - ■ - 

Amsden & Doubleday " 12a - 
Lindsey, Charles '• 8a Brush mountain lot 150, 

15a Hale & Co. lot 175, 27a Humes pasture lot 225, 
Doubleday & Son, Dana, 15a Lindsey lot 
Hamilton, Mexter, Shutesbury, 7a land 
Stetson, L. II. " 150a 

Hcmenway, W. H. " 35a Henry lot 1000, 25a 

School lot 1000, 35a Howe lot 1500 - 
Pierce, Joel F. Shutesbury, 30a land 200, 6a pasture 25, 
Fitts, James, Saratoga, N. Y., 15a land 
McClintock, Lewis, Ware, 15a land 
Robinson, L. A\^. " 44a 

Johnson, W. E., Orange, 12a -..-.'- 

Johnson, O. L. " 7a - 

Garlick, Andrew, Southbridge, 138a 750, house 125, barn 

100 - - 

I lorr, M. N., Spencer, 45a - 
Crossett, Horace, New York citv, N Y., 10a wood land 

250, 6a plain lot 100, 
Paige, George D., Hard wick, 60a land - 
Paige, Benjamin F. <« 120a Stacy lot 600, 22a 

Hunt lot 500, house 300, barn 25 
Kemp, A. E., East Douglass, 30a land 
White, Joseph, Barre, 100a land 700, house 100, barn 100 
Reynolds, Mrs. C. L., Leverett, 10a land 325, horse 

barn 75 - 



200 
3000 
300 
300 
100 
200 
150 

585 

35 

200 

600 

2500 
600 
500 
175 
350 

1850 

150 

500 

50 

550 
300 
100 

1000 

3500 
225 
K)0 
150 
300 
200 
75 

975 
125 

350 
100 

1425 

300 
900 

400 



3 00 
45 00 

4 50 

4 50 

1 50 
3 00 

2 25 

8 78 
52 

3 00 

9 00 

37 50 
9 00 
7 50 
2 62 

5 25 
27 75 

2 25 

7 50 
75 

8 25 

4 50 
1 50 

15 00 

52 50 

3 38 

1 50 

2 25 

4 50 

3 00 
1 12 

14 (V.} 

1 87 

5 25 

1 50 

21 37 

4 50 

13 50 

6 00 



11 



Names of Persons and Property Totally Exempt 

f? om Tax. 



Brigham, Wid. Harriet, 50a laud 2 0, 3 sheep 9 - - $259 

Barry, Wid. Mary, la land 50, house 150 - - - 200 
Burgess, Martha 7a land ___-■- 175 

Gilbert, Charlotte, la 50, house 400, barn 50 - - 500 

Rider, Wid. Sally, 3a 75, house 175, barn 50 - - - 300 

IJndsey, Joseph W., heirs, 95a 500, house 150, barn 50 - 700 

Davis, Wid. Betsey, 9a 150, house 100, barn 25 - - 275 

Fierce, Wid. Pomeroy, £a 25, house 400 - 425 

Vaughan, Wid. Maria, 25a - - - - 100 

Gaylord, Wid. A. I)., 55a 300, house 100, barn 100 - 500 

Freeman, Joseph, 3a 40, house 50, shed 10 - - 100 
Congregational Church Society, 11a 500, church 600, parsonage 

700, barn 200 - 2000 

United Brethren Society, church - 300 

Cooley, Wid. Mary, land 10a - 100 



Whole amount of Tax assessed in the Town of Prescott for the 
year 1882:— 

State Tax, - - 

County Tax, - 
Town grant, - 
Overlaying^, 

School books, . - - $4.79. 

Hate— $15 on $1,000. 



$220 00 






280 54 






2,500 00 






125 08 








— 0. 


,125 


62 



OFFICIAL REPORTS 



OF THE 




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^fefei^^ii? 



For the Year 1883-4, 



WITH 



THE "VAJLTTZE LIST. 







ATHOL, MASS.: 
Transcript Hydraulic Power Press, Nos. 41 and 43 Exchange Street, 

1884. 



ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 

OARD OF SELECTMEN 

OF THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT, FOR 1883-4. 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

The Selectmen present the following- Report: — 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 

District No. 1. — Roswell H. Allen, Surveyor 

Paid Edwin Grout, self and oxen - 

Reuben Horr, ------ 

George R. Porter, ----- 

M. W. Abbott, - - - 

Ansel Johnson, son and oxen 
R. H. Allen and son and team - 



SNOW BILLS. 

Paid R. H. Allen and team 
J. D. Barnes and son 
Eugene Barnes - 

A. D. Reed 
J. N. Hamilton 
G. F. Allen - - 

A. W. Powers - 

H. C. Powers - 
D. F. Peirce - 

J. F. Aiken and son - '- . 

J. E. Bigelow 
J. F. Cowan - 
Nelson Whitaker 
I. M. Aiken - 
W. H. Johnson - 
L. S. Johnson - 

M. W. Abbott and son 
A. A. Grout 



12 


25 


8 00 


10 00 


10 


00 


16 


00 


40 


75 


$97 00 


2 


40 


■ 6 


75 


1 


20 


3 


00 




53 


1 


35 




45 




90 


2 


25 


2 


77 


1 


43 




90 


2 


25 


1 


35 


- 


45 




90 


1 


80 


2 


05 



$32 73 



District No. 2. — J. N. Shaw, Surveyor 

Paid T. L. Cook, lumber for bridge 
G. A. Berry, lumber for bridge - 
J. N. Shaw ------ 

W. H. Peirce ----- 

George Upton 

Myron Moore ----- 

Col lis Vaughan - 

F. N. Peirce ----- 

H. E. Peirce ----- 

O. A. Titus ----- 

L. P Peirce ------ 

H. C. Shaw 

Wales Aldrich's oxen 

Betsey Berry's man and oxen - 



SNOW BILLS. 

Paid George L. Johnson 

George L. Johnson, oxen 
C. L. Powers - 

W. O. Haskins - - - - 

W. M. Tourtellotte - . 

O. L. Wood - - - - 

William Upton - 
George Peirce - 

C. E. Hannum - 
. J. N Shaw's oxen - 
A. A. White - 
W. O. Shaw 

H. P. Shaw - - - - 

W. H. Peirce 
A. Rathburn - 

. C. Berry - 

George Upton - 
W. C. Aldrich 
Wales Aldrich's oxen - - - 



District No. 3. — A. D. Thayer, Surveyor. 

Paid C. C. Young 

M.D.Thayer - 

J A. Stacy - 

H. P. Hunt ------ 

E. D. Vaughan ----- 

Luke Stacy ------ 

Willis Stone - 

A. D. Thayer and team - 

Austin Hannum - 

Joseph Stone _____ 

P. D. Briggs ------ 

A. G. Hanson - 

Brown & Harrington, plank - 



10 


28 


11 


58 


22 


62 


■ 9 


10 


2 


10 


2 


10 


4 


10 


7 


90 


7 


90 


6 


40 


4 


00 


5 


92 


■ 7 


90 




70 


5102 


56 


2 


32 


3 


10 


2 


33 


2 


40 


1 


72 


1 


65 


1 


05 




60 




60 




90 




30 




90 




90 


- 


75 




60 




38 


1 


05 


1 


05 




30 


$22 90 


3 


00 


10 


43 


16 


00 


3 


00 


7 


40 


4 


50 


■ 4 00 


22 


22 


■ 5 


90 


5 


00 


16 


00 


1 


00 


1 


12 



Paid M. F. Brown and team - - - - - 3 6() 

W. S. Vaughan - - 1 80 



$104 97 

SNOW BILLS. 

Paid A. D. Thayer and son and team - - 10 41 

E. D. Vaughan - 

Samuel Thrasher - 

Fred M. Thrasher - 
Linus Peirce - 

Bertie Vaughan ----- 
Harry Vaughan - 

D. M. Vaughan - - - - 

George Peirce - - - - . 

Joseph Stone - 

H. H. Barrows and boy --..-,- 
J. J. Arnot, and man and team 



MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. 

Paid repairs on scraper - 

Printing Reports of 1882 and '83 - 

Daniel T. Peirce, for opening roads - 

L. P. Eaton, for burial of Isaac Gibbs - 

W. H. Peirce, repairing lead pipe - 

express, postage, stationery and Justice fees - 

M. W. Haskins, going with hearse 

appraisers of school houses - 

repairs on school houses - 

for O. S. Oakes, support at Orange, Feb. 1882 - 

expenses out of town # - 

Counsel fees - 

blank books - 

medical attendance upon Mrs. Potter 

Paid D. R. Potter, military aid to March 1st 
One-half paid by State - 

Balance paid by town - - 19 67 

TOWN OFFICERS. 

SELECTMEN, OVERSEERS OF POOR AND ASSESSORS. 

J. M. Harrington - - - - - 45 85 

Waldo H. Peirce 42 35 

A. A. Grout - - - - * - - 30 00 



- 


1 50 


- 


1 55 


- 


87 


- 


1 20 


- 


1 88 


- 


21 




- 2 63 


- 


75 


- 


2 00 


- 


1 53 


- 


2 01 




$26 54 


_ . 


- 4 50 


- 


25 00 


- 


3 15 


- 


- 3 50 


- 


11 23 


- 


- 8 62 


' - 


8 75 


- 


5 00 


- 


83 71 


- 


15 00 


- 


2 78 


- 


4 00 


- 


3 50 


- 


1 00 




$179 74 


39 33 




19 66 





SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 
C. P. Harrington - - - - - 25 00 

J. F. Stone 22 00 



118 20 



47 00 



6 

TREASURER. 

L. Crossctt - - - - - - 15 00 

15 00 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

C lesson Peirce - - - - - 3 00 

3 oo 

TOWN CLERK. 

F. N. Peirce, for recording- births, marriages and deaths 6 25 



Total, - $189 45 



Report of the Overseers of the Poor. 



EXPENDITURES AT THE FARM. 
Paid for tea ------ 

meat - 

sugar ______ 

molasses 

fish - - 

salt ------ 

hardware ------ 

tinware __-..- 

beans - ■ - 

palm leaf ------ 

oil 

clothing - - - - 

flour, 5 barrels - 

meal ------- 

blacksmithing - 

fertilizers - - - - 

pigs ------ 

labor ------ 

hiring oxen - 

seed potatoes - 

grass seed - 

repairs on stove - 

table cloths and crash -.-.-- 

hearse blanket and strap - 

wood ------ 

sundries - 

cash ------ 



6 


04 


5 09 


14 


77 


3 


28 


5 


09 


2 


92 


14 


70 


2 


20 


2 


35 


10 


49 


2 


59 


6 


10 


34 75 


68 


92 


9 


80 


6 


85 


7 


00 


4 


5d 


3 


50 


4 


00 


2 


84 


4 92 


2 


88 


2 


10 


13 


00 


26 


78 


14 57 



$282 03 



7 

RECEIPTS AT THE FARM. 
For eggs ______ 

butter -__-._- 

cheese _.---- 

apples _._.._ 

potatoes - 

calves and meat - 

palm leaf hats f - 

poultry - 

labor _ ----- - 

sundries «.---- 

cash from 1882 and '83 - 



INVENTORY, MARCH 10th, 1884. 
Provisions ______ 

Household furniture __._-._ 

Wood - 

Farming tools - - - 

Stock and hay ------ 

Miscellaneous - - - - 

Cash ------- 



Expenditures at the farm 
Inventory of 1883 
Warden's salary 



Receipts at the farm 
Inventor V*of 1884 



Cost of support of poor at farm ..---- 175 57 

Making the average weekly cost per pauper $1.32. 

SUPPORT OF POOR AWAY FROM FARM. 

Furnished clothing to Monroe Horr 
" support to Lucy Rider - 



27 


22 


73 70 


- 14 


14 


29 


44 


35 


78 


51 


00 


22 


24 


12 


75 


8 


10 


10 


85 


- 6 


55 


291 


77 


89 


69 


164 


55 


- 


75 


246 


20 


322 


00 


11 


30 


14 


57 


923 31 


L 282 03 


■ 808 


62 


300 


00 


M,390 65 


291 


77 


923 


31 


1,215 


08 



10 
37 


00 
48 


47 
175 


48 
57 



Cost of poor at farm --.-.-- 

Total cost of poor ------ 223 05 

Rec apituh atiojst . 

Paid for highways and bridges - 304 53 

" snow bills ... 82 17 

{l town officers ----- 189 45 



8 

Paid for miscellaneous - - - - - 179 74 

" support of poor - 223 05 

u support of schools - 854 74 



1,833 68 



LIABILITIES 

Nothing. 

RESOURCES. 
Cash in treasury -.__-_ 

School books sold and not paid for 
School books on hand - 

Due on Collector's deed and estimated interest 
Due from State on Military aid --.--- 

787 61 

REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF WRIGHT FUND. 

Received from treasurer of Northampton Institution for Savings 40 40 
Paid Mrs. Samuel Rider - - - - 34 52 

Mrs. Abigail Russell - - - - 5 00 



618 


11 


23 


03 


91 


81 


35 


00 


19 


66 



39 52 
Balance on hand ----- 88 

Respectfully submitted, 



JOSEPH M. HARRINGTON,^ Selectmen 
WALDO H. PEIRCE, S of 

A. A. GROUT, ) Prescott, 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Statement of Receipts and Expenditures for the year ending March 10th. 

1884:— 

1883. RECEIPTS. dr. 

April 1, To balance in new account - 

June 15, " cash from School District No. 4 - 

July 5, " cash received from C. H. Gray, balance due from 

Ware Savings Bank to Isaac Gibbs 
Oct. 10, " cash received from sale of hay on Mrs. Samuel 

Rider's place - 

Dec. 4, " Corporation tax . - « 

u National Bank tax ■> - - • - 

1884. 
Jan. 22, " Dog Fund - 

Jan. 31, " Income from Mass. School Fund - — 
Mar. 10, " cash received from sale of School books 

" " cash from Town of Shutesbury, for use of road scraper 
" " Assessor's certificate of annual tax assessment 



EXPENDITURES. 

By paid the town of Orange, for support O. S. Oakes 
wood for schools - - - - 

orders School Committee - 
School books - - 

for repairing School Houses and School supplies 
remit on Taxes - - 

town's proportion County tax 
" " State tax - 

express charges - 

for stove pipe for Town Hall ~ - 

remit on School House tax - 

Selectmen's orders 
Betsey Berry's note and interest - 
J. E. Bigelow's " - 

amount due from Treasurer, to balance account 



- 698 


76 


38 


30 




00 


i 

14 


00 


1 


32 


30 


41 


40 


30 


209 


80 


- 25 


63 


iper 1 


00 


4,079 


09 


$5,194 61 


CR 




15 


00 


35 


25 


811 


20 


60 


22 


92 00 


4 


00 


273 


56 


165 


00 


- 2 


20 




60 


1,438 


30 


1,046 


72 


315 


95 


316 50 


618 


11 



Prescott, March 20, 1884. 



$5,194 61 
LIBERTY CROSSETT, Treasi 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF 



THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT 

For the Year 188 8-4. 



Citizens of Presoott: 

The schools of the present school year being closed, your Committee 
would submit the following report: — 

FINANCIAL. 

Books on hand April 1, 1883, - 

J»ooks bought during the year, 
Express on books, - 

Books on hand April 1, 1884, - . 

Books sold during the year, - 
Books furnished teachers' desks, - 

EXPENDITURES. 



Paid teachers during the year, 
Paid for fuel for school houses, 
School supplies, 
("are of school houses, 



RESOURCES. 



Appropriated by Town, 
deceived from State fund. 
County Dog fund, 
Brought forward, 



Balance on hand April 1, 1884, - - - - $101 42 



$85 26 






59 


53 






1 


90 










$146 


69 






$91 81 






48 


54 






- 6 


34 










$146 


fiQ 






U«7 


$811 


20 






39 


25 






8 


89 






2 


00 










$861 


34 


$600 00 






209 


80 






40 


30 






112 


66 










$962 


76 



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Schools. 


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Membership. 


Attendance. 

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Names of Teachers. 


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Dist. No. 1. 








1st Term, 


14 


12 9-1" 


12 9-10 


Miss Mattie J. Thayer, 


20 


10 


12 


2 


2d Term, 


15 


14 


18* 


a a 


20 


10 


8 





3d Term, 


12 


12 


12 


t( a 


22 


10 


12 





Dist. No. 2. 


















1st Term, 


18 


U 8-10 


m 


Miss Lizzie Powers, 


20 


10 


6 


2 


2d Term, 


19 


17 8-10 


17 3-10 


Miss Angie Bullard, 


20 


10 


9 


2 


3d Term, 


16 


15 2-10 


14 2-5 


Mr. J. F. Stone, 


28 


10 


8 


11 


Dist. No. 3. 


















1st Term, 


20 


17 9-10 


15 h 


Miss Almira Burnham, 


22 


10 


5 


18 


2d Term, 


23 


20 h 


19 3-10 


Mr. J. F. Stone, 


28 


10 


6 


4 


3d Term, 


19 


15 3-10 


13 3-20 


Miss E. A. Wheeler, 


28 


10 


2 


2 


Dist. No. 4. 


















1st Term, 


18 


16 4-5 


14 1-15 


Miss Delia F. Wood, 


22 


10 


6 


O 


2d Term, 


21 


19 


18 3-5 


a a 


22 


10 


8 


5 


3d Term, 


20 


174 


16 2-3 


Miss Mary Whipple, 


20 


10 


4 


1 


Dist. No. 5. 


















1st Term, 


8 


5 3-8 


3 11-20 


Miss Myra Stone, 


19 


5 





15 


2d Term, 


15 


15 


13 8-10 


Miss Rose Illingworth, 


20 


10 


4 





3d Term, 


10 


8 3-10 


7 2-5 


u a 


22 


10 


2 


16 



REMARKS. 



There have been five different common schools in town the past year, 
of three terms each. There have been ten different teachers employed 
during the year, who, be believe, have endeavored to do what was for 
the best interest of the schools, and from the appearance of the schools 
at the different times we have visited them, have been very successful. 
Some have made more show than others, but a share of that can be as- 
cribed to the pupils. Formerly the school year was divided into two 
terms of twelve weeks each. During the past year there have been 
three terms of ten weeks each. We think the change an improvement, 
since by this arrangement, instead of a long term in the warmest part of 
the year, we have a short one in the Spring and Fall, and it has been our 



12 

experience thai toward the end of a long term both teacher and scholars 
become tired. We also think that the change secures a higher average 
attendance, and we would say here that both teacher and scholars may 
well be proud of the attendance in District No. 1. In closing we would 
say a few words in regard to the condition of the school houses. There 
are some badly out of repair, and we earnestly request the town to 
make a sufficient appropriation to render them more suitable to the 
comfort and health of the scholars. 

Respectfully submitted. 



C. P. HARRINGTON, Chairman, ) School Cora. 
J. F. STONE, Secretary, ( of Prescott. 



VALUE LIST 



OF 



THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT 



For the Year 1883. 



Names and Valuation. 




REMIT* 



Wales Aldrich. 

1 poll, 1 horse 65, 2 oxen 210, 3 cows 75, 1 house 300, 1 
barn 200, 2 sheds 50, 1 store 250, 1 Henry house 100, 1 
Henry barn 75, home place 55 acres 850, Green lot 10 
acres *100, Conkey lot 11a 25, Henrv lot la 50, Nutting 
lot 30a 125, Vaughan 10a 200, 

West C. Aldrich. 

1 poll, 1 house 300, 1 barn 100, 2 sheds 50, 1 cider mill 
75, home place 75a 1000 - - 

George Abbott, 1 poll - 

Charles J. Abbott. 

1 poll, 1 horse 75, 6 oxen 300, 3 cows 75, 4 two year 
olds 55, 2 swine 22, 1 house 700, 1 barn 200, 2 sheds 50, 



house 300, 1 barn 100, 
home place la 



home place 80a 1700, Egypt lot 10a 125, 

Milo W. Abbott. 

1 poll, 1 horse 125, 1 cow 25, 1 
Chapin house 400, 1 Chapin barn 100, 
50, Chapin place 64a 800, 

John F. Aiken. 

1 poll, 2 horses 250, 10 cows 225, 1 yearling 12, 2 swine 
18, 1 house 400, 1 barn 150. 1 horse barn 50, home place 
60a 1025, sprout lot 10a 100, berry lot 21a 200, 

James M. Aiken. 

1 poll, 1 horse 25, 2 cows 60, 2 swine 15, f house 300, f 
barn 133, home place 48a 600, - 

Roswell H. Allen. 1 poll, money at interest 200, 

3 horses 250, 1 colt 50, 2 oxen 140, 8 cows 225, 6 two 
year olds 130, 5 yearlings 65, 1 swine 18, 1 house 700, 1 
barn 400, 1 Miller store house 50, 1 shed 25, home place 
102a 3000, Piper lot 7a 75, Cleveland lot 25a 300, Black- 
mer lot 8a 15, 

George F. Allen. 

1 poll, 1 horse 110, 9 cows 240, 2 yearlings 25, 23 sheep 
75, 4 swine 45, 1 house 75, 1 barn 125, 1 shed 50, home 
place 120a 1625, ----- 

Edward H. Allen. 

1 poll, money at interest 160, 1 sheep 5, 



55 


50 


32 

2 


50 
00 


68 64 


40 


00 


50 


60 


24 66 


114 86 


49 


40 


5 


30 



33 54 

19 66 

20 19 

8 47 

14 74 
5 01 



24 95 

14 37 

7 



g 



Names and Valuation. 




Ira R. Alden 

1 poll, 2 cows 45, 1 house 100, home place 35a 150, 

John J. Arnott. 

1 poll, 1 horse 40, 1 cow 30, 2 two year olds 40, 1 swine 
20, 1 house 150. 1 barn 100, home place 95a 550 

Augustus Alvorcl, 1 poll, I cow 35, - 

George Brigham. - 

1 poll, 1 horse 60, Beaman lot 7a 100, old place 12a 150 

James D. Barnes. 

1 poll, 1 horse 130, 2 oxen 200, 6 cows 140, 1 two years 
old 25, 1 yearling- % 5 swine 77, 1 house 75, 1 barn 425, 
home place 66a 875, Woods lot 10a 2u0, Avers lot 17a 
425, (school books $2.20.) 

Eugene Barnes, 1 poll, - 

John Ben- j. 

1 poll, 3 horses 160, 4 oxen 200, 5 cows 120, 2 yearlings 
25, 10 sheep 45, 4 swine 55, 1 house 250, 1 barn 300, 1 
shed 50, 1 cider mill 100, home place 66a 800, Stockwell 
lot 23a 100, old place 85a 700, 

Betsey Berry. 

money at interest 300, 1 horse 25, 2 oxen 110, 5 cows 
140, 2 yearlings 30, 1 swine 17, 1 house 300, 1 barn 300, 
1 shed 25, home place 95a 950, - 

Monroe W. Berry, 

1 poll, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 30a 275, 
fnthia Brown. 

2 cows 45, | house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 55a 550, 
exempt 500, - 

Marshall E\ Brown. 

1 poll, 1 colt 25, 1 cow 35, 1 house 350, 1 barn 100, 1 
saw mill 650, home place 52a 300, Stone lot 18a 150, 
Vaughan lot 23a 150, Gray lot 80a 120, Little lot 50a 
600, Railroad lot 16a 50, Gibbs lot 2*a £0, 

Brown & Harrington. 

stock in trade S00o, 2 horses 240, 4 oxen 285, 

Hiram H. Barrows. 

1 poll, 1 horse 135, 1 colt 50, 2 cows 50, 1 yearling 15, 1 
house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 54a 300, 

Lemuel K. Baker. 

1 poll, stock in trade 200, 1 horse 60, 2 cows 60, 2 swine 
25, 1 house and store 550, 1 barn 200, home place 2a 
100, Darby lot 43a 400, (Elizabeth Putnam first mort- 
gage 600, L. K. Baker, equity, 650,) Thayer lot 10a 50, 

Joseph E. Bigelow, 1 poll, nionev at interest 300, 

William S. Bolt, 1 poll, - 

John C. Buck, 1 poll, - 

Eli W. Chapin, 1 poll, 1 horse 25, - 

John F. Cowan. - 

1 poll, 2 horses 70, 5 cows 140, 1 two year old 25, 3 
swine 40, 1 house 75, 1 barn 125, home place 70a 800, 



7 


90 


20 
2 


60 
70 


8 


20 


55 

2 


88 
00 


60 


10 


43 


94 


12 


50 


5 


90 


53 60 


70 


50 


18 


00 


34 90 

8 00 

2 ■• 
2 00 
2 50 


27 


50 



3 




Liberty Crossett. 

1 poll, stock in trade 1000, 1 horse 145, 1 house and 
store 600, 1 barn 100, - 

Mrs. M. J. Crosby. 

1 horse 80, I house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 8a 100, 
old place 11a 125, - 

Andrew Cadrett, Jr., 1 poll, 1 house 20, land la 5, 

Samuel Davis. 

1 poll, money at interest 200, 1 horse 150, 3 cows 70, 3 
two year olds 55, 2 yearlings 25, 1 house 400, 1 barn 
275, 1 house Holdeu place 50, 1 barn Holden place 25, 
home place 86a 1425, Holden place 4a 100, 

William Dickey. 

1 poll, 1 horse 75, 1 cow 25, 1 two year old 18, 1 house 
100, 1 barn 50, home place 50a 150, 

Rodolphus Clark. 

1 poll, 2 horses 75, 3 cows 95, 1 yearling 15, 4 sheep 15, 
1 house 600, 1 barn 300, 1 shed 25, home place 130a 
2100, Smith lot 7a 200, ... - 

Alonzo W. Freeman. 

1 poll, 1 horse 100, 2 cows 60, 1 yearling 18, 1 swine 13, 
1 house 200, 1 barn 150, home place 19a 450, plain lot 
10a 15, - - - 

Directors of cheese factory, Cheese factory 400, land la 25 

Edward A. Freeman, 1 poll, 2 cows 50, Berry lot 3a 25, 

Henry N. Grover. 

1 poll, 2 horses 80, 2 cows 50, 1 yearling 15, 2 swine 25, 
1 house 350, 1 barn 250, 1 shed 25, home place 77a 700, 

Chester H. Gray. 

1 poll, 1 horse 100, 3 cows 80, 1 swine 7, 1 house 325, 1 
barn 100, home place 52a 575, - 

Albert A. Grout. 

1 poll, 2 horses 135, 2 oxen 145, 6 cows 140, 1 two year 
old 20, 1 yearling 18, 4 swine 40, 1 house 275, 1 barn 
2"0, 1 shed 2r>, home place 65a 1300, Braman lot 72a 350, 

Mrs. J. D. Gilbert. 

£ house 150, k barn 67, home place 30a 450, exempt 500, 

Erastus F. Gross. 

1 poll, I horse 70, 4 cows 100, 2 two year olds 60, 1 
house 125, 1 barn 50, 1 shed 30, home place 110a 725 

Edwin A Grout, 1 poll, 

Abel Gilbert, 1 poll, 1 horse 50, - 

Andrew Garlie. 

1 poll, 1 house 125, 1 barn 100, home place 138a 750, 

Samuel Garlie, 1 poll, - 

Criton G. Haskins. 

1 poll, 3 horses 100, 2 oxen 70, 1 cow 20, 1 house 125, 
1 barn 75, 1 Peirce house 100, 1 Peirce barn 50, home 
place 30a 300, Peirce place la 50, Fish pasture 10a 125, 
Haskius pasture 7a 75, (school books $2.02,) 



38 90 



10 10 

2 50 



57 50 
10 36 

70 50 



22 12 
8 50 
3 50 



29 90 
25 74 

54 96 
3 34 



25 20 

2 00 

3 00 

21 50 
2 00 



25 82 



8 16 



6 32 
32 



12 26 



5 25 



15 14 



4 45 
1 88 
1 03 



18 14 
7 19 

11 70 
73 

15 93 
22 

4 30 



14 95 



Names and Valuation. 



Mason W. Raskins. 

1 poll, 1 horse 85, 2 cows 45, 1 house 150. 1 barn 50, 

home place 27a 375, 
Park Hannum. 

l.poll, 6 cows 150, 3 two year olds 70, 4 yearling's 45, 1 




REMIT, 



house 100, 1 barn 125, home place 82a 800, (school 
books 88 cts.) - 

Haskins & Johnson. 

1 house 300, 1 barn 150, home place 57a 975, 

J. A. Hemenway. 

1 poll, 1 horse 35, 2 cows 50, 2 swine 22, 1 house 50, 1 
barn 75, 1 Gaylord house 75, 1 Gaylord barn 100, home 
place 27a 300, Gavlord place 25a 150, (school books 
81 cts.) - - • 

Mrs. Laura Horr. 

1 cow 2o, 1 yearling 12, 1 house 175, 1 barn 50, home 
place 117a 500, exempt 500, 

John M. Horr, 1 poll, - 

Mrs, Caroline Horr. 

1 horse 35, 2 cows 45, 1 two year old 18, 1 house 100, 1 
barn 50, home place 110a 450, exempt 500, 

Reuben N. Horr, 1 poll, - 

James E. Horr, 1 poll, - 

Richard B. Howard. 

1 poll, 1 horse 6, 6 cows 160, 2 swine 25, 1 house 200, 1 
barn 125, 1 shed 25, home place 88a 875, 

Henry A. Howard. 1 poll, - 

Mrs. Hannah Howard. 

1 house 100, 1 barn 100, home place 42a 1000, 

Aschel G. Hanson. 

1 poll, 1 cow 35, 1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 28a 
150, 

A. Hides, heirs, land 7a 100, - 

J. M. Harrington, 1 poll, 1 barn 50, Oakes place 80a 500, 

C. P. Harrington, 1 poll, - 

Joseph N. Hamilton. 

1 poll, 1 horse 25, 3 cows 55, 4 two year old 100, 4 year- 
lings 50, 2 sheep 8, 2 swine 20, 1 house 50, 1 barn 175, 1 
shop 25, home place 79a 850, Pond lot a 75, - 

L. F. Haskins, heirs, land 6a 300, 

Whitney O. Haskins, 1 poll, - 

Mrs. E.,M. Engram. 

h barn 50, red shed 50, home place 31a 400, plain lot 
25a 25, ----- - 

Henry Johnson, heirs, 

1 house 200, 1 barn 260, home place 88a 1050, 

George L. Johnson. 

1 poll, 2 oxen 150, 4 cows 120, 1 two year old 22, 1 
house 100, 1 barn 100, 1 wagon shed 25, home place 94a 
1300, Shaw place 18a 50, Gaylord pasture 30a 150, 



16 10 



28 68 
28 50 

19 95 



5 24 

2 00 



3 96 
2 00 
2 00 



31 40 
2 00 

24 00 



8 70 

2 00 

13 00 

2 00 



30 66 
6 00 
2 00 



10 50 
29 00 



9 63 

17 71 

19 57 

10 74 

1 73 

1 20 

6 50 
5 30 



4 6<> 

44 

3 64 



8 70 
1 33 



6 58 



19 91 



42 34l 27 70 



5 



Names and Valuation. 




REMIT, 



Joel Johnson, 1 poll, - 

Ansel Johnson. 

1 poll, 1 horse 130, 4 oxen 280, 2 cows 50, 3 yearling 40, 
6 sheep 20, 3 swine 20, 1 house 250, 1 barn 75, home 
place 140a 1200, - 

Nelson B. Jones. 

1 poll, money at interest 300, (money secured by mort- 
gage 1000,) 1 horse 125, 5 cows 105, 3 two year olds 55, 

2 yearlings 25, 1 swine 15, 1 house 375, 1 barn 100, 
home place 110a 1150, 

Lyman S. Johnson. 

1 poll, 1. horse 130, 2 oxen 100, 8 cows 185, 2 swine 15, 

1 house 325, 1 barn 100, home place 79a 2200, Abbott 

lot 70a 210, - 

Ezra Johnson, heirs, ----- 

1 house 100, 1 barn 125, home place 83a 900, 
Wm. H. Johnson. 

1 poll, 1 horse 25, 7 cows 210, 1 swine 10, 1 house 300, 

1 barn 350, home place 76a 1275, 
Joseph H. King. 

1 poll, 1 horse 25, 2 cows 55, 2 yearlings 20, 1 swine 12, 

house 100, 1 barn 100, home place 68a 550, 
George W. Lincoln. 

1 poll, 1 horse 50, 2 cows 45, 8 sheep 25, 1 house 400, 

1 barn 400, home place 293a 1000, 
Leonard Lincoln, 1 poll, (school books 45 cts.) 
David B. Lawless. 

1 poll, 1 cow 25, 1 two year old 25, 1 house 200, 1 barn 

100, home place 46a 200, 
Lucius S. Lawless, 1 poll, - 
John H. Lawless, 1 poll, - 

Mrs. Jane May. 



5 cows 125, 1 house 100 



1 barn 50, 
(exempt 500,) 



1 Woods barn 75, 



home place 45a 575, 
Asa Moore. 

1 poll, 2 cows 60, 1 swine 8, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, 1 

mill 50, home place 15a 220, 
Myron E. Moore, 1 poll, - 
George T. Magrath, ,1 poll, - 
Levi G. Osborn. 

1 poll, 1 cow 25, 1 yearling 18, 1 house 200, 1 barn 150, 

home place 8a 125, Shaw lot 10a 75, King lot 12a 50, 
Ansel Oakes, heirs, land 3a 50, - 

Appleton Peirce. 

1 poll, 1 horse 90, 2 cows 60, 1 house 550, 1 barn 150, 1 

saw mill 300, home place 552, Henry lot 24a 350, 
Fred N. Peirce, 1 poll, - 

Herbert E. Peirce, 1 poll, - 

Joel F. Peirce. 

I poll, 1 horse 50* land 30a 200, land 6a 25, 



2 00 
43 30 

47 00 

67 30 
22 50 

45 40 

19 24 



40 40 
2 45 



13 00 
2 00 

2 00 



8 50 



14 76 
2 00 
2 00 



14 86 
1 00 



42 50 
2 00 
2 00 

7 50 



9 13 

30 90 

14 43 
4 97 

9 59 

11 84 

12 70 

6 82 

2 58 
8 00 



8 83 
33 



25 40 



3 45 



6 



Names and Valuation. 



TAX. 



George p. Porter, 1 poll, - 

Appleton Peirce, heirs, 

1 house 175, 1 barn 100, home place 50a 600, Fish lot 
10a 100, .._-.. 

Daniel T. Peirce. 

1 poll, 1 cow 25, 2 two year olds 75, 2 swine 17, 1 house 
275, 1 barn 100, home place 70a 600, 

John P. Peirce, 1 poll, - 

Frederick E. Peirce. 

1 poll, 1 horse 125, 1 cow 25, 1 yearling 18, 1 house 250, 
1 barn 150, home place 94a 600, (school books $2.18,) 

Madison Peirce. 

1 poll, 2 cows 55, 1 house 275, 1 barn 100, home place 
16a 250, ----_. 

David F. Peirce. 

1 poll, 1 horse 25, 2 oxen 190, 9 cows 180, 1 vearling 22, 
1 house 300, 1 barn 350, home place 182a 2350, 

Algernon W. Peirce. 

1 poll, 1 horse 90, 2 cows 45, 2 two year olds 60, 2 year- 
lings 27, 1 house 200, 1 barn 150, home place 25a 500, 

Olesson Peirce. 

1 poll, 1 horse 90, 2 cows 47, 1 house 300, 1 barn 150, 
home place 62a 700, - 

Waldo EL Peirce, 1 poll, 1 cow 25, 1 house 275, land £a 25, 

Luman P. Peirce. 

1 poll, 1 horse 75, 1 cow 25, land 187a 2000, (school 
books 90,) 

Linus M. Peirce, 1 poll, 1 horse 80, - 

Frank W. Peirce, 1 poll, ----- 

Charles D. Powers. 

1 poll, 1 horse 40, 1 house 250, 1 barn 150, home place 
25a 300, -_--.. 

ftuf us Powers, 

heirs, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 58a 600, 

Mrs. David F. Peirce. 

1 house 175, 1 barn 75, home place 2a 75, 

Herman C. Powers, 1 poll, 1 cow 28, 

Daniel H Potter. 

1 poll, 1 house 75, 1 barn 50, home place l£a 25, 

Frederick L Potter, 1 poll, - 

Christopher "W. Paige. 

1 poll, 3 horses 200, 2 oxen 135, 5 cows 135, 3 yearlings 
35, 1 swine 15, 1 house 350, 1 barn 250, home place 
104a 2400, - 

John C. Paige, 1 poll, ----- 

Warren B. Paige, 1 poll, ... - 

F. B. Paige & Son. 

stock in trade 500, 2 horses 80, 7 cows 240, 3 swine 15, 
1 house 600, 1 barn 250, 1 cider mill 200, 1 vinegar 
house 150, home place 81a 2100, plain lot 9a 100, 



2 


00 


19 


50 


23 


84 


2 


00 


27 


54 


15 


60 


70 


34 


23 


44 


27 


74 


8 


50 


44 


90 


3 


60 


2 


00 


16 


80 


16 


00 


6 


50 


2 


56 


5 


00 


2 


00 


72 


80 


2 


00 


2 


00 


84 


70 



Names and Valuation. 



TAX. 



REMIT. 



4 yearlings 
barn 350, ] 



1 shed 25, home 



Francis B. Paige, 1 poll, - 

James B. Paige, 1 poll, - 
Edwin J. Paige. 

1 poll. I house 175, 1 barn 25, home place la 50, Huntei 

pasture 5a 150, 
Caleb Peirce, heirs, land 67a 1200, - 
Alonzo Rathburn, 1 poll, - 

Alden D. Reed. 

1 poll, 2 horses 110, 2 oxen 130, 2 cows 50 
i 0, 18 sheep 55, 1 swine 20, 1 house 300, 1 
shed '25, home place 115a 2250, 

Charles Rider, 1 poll, - 
Mrs. Abigail Russell. 

2 cows 55, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100 
place 32a, (exempt 500,) 

Joseph Stone. 

2 polls, 1 horse 6-i, 2 cows 55, 1 two year old 20, 1 swine 
12, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 40a 350, John- 
son lot 12a 100, ----- 

Joseph F Stone, 1 poll, - 

Joseph N. Shaw. 

2 polls, 2 horses 200, 2 oxen 100, 1 cow 25, 1 swine 8, 1 
' house 375, 1 barn 125, 1 blacksmith shop 150, home 
place 70a 500, (school books $1.31,) 

George W. Shaw. 

1 poll, 2 horses 125, 2 oxen 85, 2 cows 55, 
old 20, 11 sheep 33. 1 swine, 1 house 350, 
home place 90a 1300, (school books 45 cts.) 

Chas. W. Shattuck. 

1 poll, 1 horse 25, 4 cows 95, 3 two year olds 40, 1 year- 
ling 12, 5 swine 50, 1 house 175, 1 barn 175, home place 
10<>a650, ------ 

Jonathan E. Shores. 

1 poll, 1 horse 140, 1 cow 30, 1 house 175, 1 barn 150, 
home place 10a 450, pasture 9a 50, 

Alva S. Smith, 1 poll, 2 horses 75, 1 mule 30, 1 cow 30, 

Addison D. Thayer. 

1 poll, 2 horses 65, 3 cows 70, 3 yearlings 50, 1 house 
200, 1 barn 100, home place 89a 1025, (school books 
60 cts.) ------ 

Mrs. A. D, Thayer. 

1 horse 90, i cow 25, land D. K. Vaughan lot 25a 800, 

Milford D. Thayer. 

1 poll, 1 house 100, 1 barn 50, Snyder place 39a 400, 

Samuel Thrasher. 

1 poll, 2 horses 150, 4 cows 110, 1 swine 12, 1 house 
150, 1 barn 75, home place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, 

Fred M. Thrasher, 1 poll, - 

Oscar A. Titus. 

1 poll, 1 house 300, 1 barn 100, home place 8a 125, 



2 


00 


2 


00 


10 


00 


24 


00 


2 


00 


68 


80 


2 


00 


4 

21 


10 
04 



1 two year 
1 barn 150, 



21 


04 


2 


00 


34 


97 


43 


31 


26 


44 


21 


90 


4 


70 


32 


80 


18 


30 


13 


00 


25 


94 


2 00 


12 


50 



1 77 
15 05 



20 25 



1 24 



11 70 



18 60 



9 03 



5 40 



4 


40 




59 


10 


00 


6 


05 


7 


55 


7 


25 


7 


21 



8 



Names and Valuation. 




REMIT. 



Wm. L. Tourtelott, 1 poll, 1 horse 40, 1 cow 25, 
Otis Upton, 1 poll, - 

Willard S. Upton. 

1 poll, 1 horse 70, 2 oxen 95, 1 cow 2o, 1 two year old 

20, 1 swine 12, 1 honse 150, 1 barn 100, home place 

59a 400, - - - 

George H. Upton, 1 poll, 1 cow 25, - 

Leroy A. Upton, 1 poll, 1 cow 25, - 
Walter 8. Vaughan. 

1 poll, 1 cow 25, 1 swine 15, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, 

Lombard place 8a 100, - 

Ervin D. Vaughan. 

1 poll, 1 horse 65, 2 cows 55, 1 yearling 20, 1 house 450, 

1 barn 250, 1 house (old place) 250, 1 barn (old place) 

150, home place 70a 700, 
Dexter M. Vaughan. 

1 poll, 1 horse 25, 3 cows 65, 1 yearling- 10, 1 house 100, 

1 barn Henrv lot 100, home place 49a 350, Henrv place 

40a 500, ' 

John W. Vaughan. 

1 poll, 1 horse 125, 1 cow 30, 1 two year old 18, 2 swine 

12, 1 house 300, 1 barn 175, 1 horse barn 125, home 

place 126a 800, . - 

Howard E. Vaughan. 

1 poll, 2 cows 55, 1 house 200, 1 barn 25, home place 

30a 275, (school books $3.23,) 
Varnum V. Vaughan. 

1 poll, 1 horse 75, 5 cows 135, 1 yearling 15, 1 house 

300, 1 barn 100, home place 89a 1100, 
Orrin E. Vaughan, 1 poll, 1 horse 50. 
Collis W. Vaughan, 1 poll, -,-,-- 

Ellis White. 

1 poll, 2 oxen 90, 3 cows 75, 2 two year olds 50, 
Nelson Whitaker. 

1 poll, 1 horse 2r>, 2 cows 55, 1 house 250, 1 barn 100, 

home place 40a 650, Titus 30a 200, 
Thomas Wheeler. 

1 poll, 1 cow 25, 1 house 200, home place 67a 725, 
George M. Webber. 

1 poll, 1 horse 25, 2 oxen 130, 6 cows 155, 1 two year 

old 25, 3 yearlings 30, 1 swine 22, 1 house 200, 1 barn 

500, home place 118a 1800, 
Oliver L. Wood. 

1 poll, 1 horse 130, 2 oxen 120, 7 cows 170, 4 yearlings 

50, 6 swine 80, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home 

place 140a 1500, out lot 55a 600, 
John Wood. 

1 poll, 2 cows 45, 1 yearling 15, 13 sheep 35, 3 swine 35, 

1 house 225, 1 barn 75, 1 house Russell place 150, 1 barn 

Russell 100, home place 55a 250, Russell place 70a 300, 



3 30 
2 00 



19 44 
2 50 

2 50 



8 80 

40 80 

25 00 

33 70 
16 33 



36 50 
3 00 
2 00 

6 30 



27 60 
21 00 

59 74 

61 50 

26 60 



5 28 
32 



2 25 

26 65 

6 97 

19 87 

7 62 



11 42 

69 



2 70 

7 76 
4 20 

12 75 

40 86 

8 14 



9 



Names and Valuation. 



James F. Wood, 1 poll, - 

Willard A. Withereli, 1 poll, 1 house 100, home place 5a 50, 

Charles C. Young*, 1 poll, 1 horse 90, 1 cow 25, 

Betsey Davis 

1 horse 75, J house 75, 1 house 100, 1 barn 25, land 14a 

125, land 9a 150, (exempt 500,) 




REMIT, 



66 

5H 



50 



NON-RESIDENTS. 



Names and Valuation. 




REMIT. 



J. M. King, Athol, Peirce lot 44a 550 

J. M. Piper, " plain lot 10a 100 

J. W. Estey, heirs, Greenwich, land 65a 350 



Horace Clark, 
Hiram Caswell, 
P. T. Haskell, 
Frank C. Powers, 
Smith Kelley's heirs, 
E. Drinkwater, 
Wm. Manly, 
Daniel Parker, 
Baxter Whitcomb, 
Smith Cutler, 
D. Tourtelott, heirs. 
D. and L. Tourtellott, 
Linus Tourtellott, 



J. A. Wheeler, 
S. K. Vaughan, 
W. P. Frv, 
S. P. Bailey, 

CM. Powers, 
J. P. Vaughan, 
Isaac Field, 
H. B. Hodgkins, 
John Root, heirs, 
Brigham Nutting, 



40a 400 
" 77a 350 
" 31a 500 
" 30a 200 • - 
" 100a650 
" 20a 300 
" 20a 200 
" 18a 200 - 
" 30a 150 
" 69a 700 - 
u 8a 50 
" 20a 250 
Cutler lot 28a 125 
Whitcomb lot 28a 300 
Mill lot 2a 25 
land 7a 100 
la 25 
6a 50 

Little place 80a 500, i 
laud 51a 750 » 

land 4a 100 
laud 54a 550 
land 8a 50 
land 10a 400 
land 22a 150 
land 3a 25 



Mrs. Susan Newbury, Enfield, land 11a 100 
William B. Downing, " land 42a 250 



11 

2 
7 



00 
00 
00 
8 00 
7 00 
10 00 
4 00 
13 00 
6 00 



00 

00 
00 



14 00 

1 00 
5 00 

9 00 

2 00 
50 

1 00 



25 


00 


2 


00 


11 


00 


1 


00 


8 


00 


o 
O 


00 




50 


2 


00 


5 


00 



6 90 
44 

2 36 

1 77 

2 36 

3 03 
89 

2 86 
1 33 

89 
89 
91 

3 09 
31 

1 52 

2 73 

61 
35 
31 

5 52 
61 

7 55 
31 

1 77 
99 
32 
44 

1 11 



10 



Names and Valuation. 




u 


a 


a 


a 


T. . L. Cook, 


a 



Varney Putnam, New Salem. 

Frank Lincoln, 

Joseph W. Stacy, 

Charles E. Rogers, 

Stephen Ashley, 

David Hamilton, 

Hiram Winter, 






Joseph Mavhus, heirs, Pelham, land 8a 75 
George H.* Wilson, " " 15a 100 

Harrison Horr, heirs, " " 30a 50 - 

David Shores, " Hunt lot 15a 50 

" Aschsah Conkev lot 64a 1800 

Abbott lot 70a 700 
Crossett lot 6a 10" 
saw mill 1000, land 5a 50 
J. M. Cowan, Spring-field, land 30a 400 
A. G. Osgood, " 1 house 700, 1 house 150, 1 barn 

" " 100, 1 mill 2000, laud 3a 500, 

John A. Peirce, Amherst, land 20a 250 

, land 66a 300 
Dunn lot 26a 175 
Bigelow lot 50a 150 
land 14a 100 
land 30a 200 
land 14a 200 

1 horse 125, 2 cows 50, 1 year- 
ling 20, 1 swine 13, 1 barn 
100, land 24a 275 
Theodore Lindsey, Ohio, 1 house 350, land 3a 250, 
O. J. Powers, guardian, Dana, 1 house 75, 1 barn 100, 

" " land 320a 1325 

J. W. Morgan, Dana, land 75a 600 
Wm, B. Lincoln, Dana, land 110a 600, 
Wm. Gibbs, " land 8a 800 - 

S. F. Lindsey, " land 40a 200 - 

H. Barrows, " South lot 34a 2000, North lot' 

" " 20a 20C0, 

Gleason & Doubleday, Dana, land 28a 250 
Charles A. Gleason, " land 54a 500 
Amsden & Doubleday, " land 12a 50 
Charles Lindsey, " Rush mountain lot «8a 200, 

Hale & Co. lot 15a 175, Humes pasture lot 27a 225 
Doubleday & Son, Dana, Charles Lindsey lot 15a 300 
Mixter Hamilton, Shutesbury, land 7a 100 
Wm. H. Hemenway, " Henry lot 35a 1000, School 

lot 25a 1000, Howe lot 35a 1800 
Wm. B. Stetson, Leverett, land 150a 1000, - 
James Fitts, Saratoga, N. Y., land 15a 100 
Lewis & McClentoe, Ware, land 15a 150 
L. W. Robinson, Ware, land 44a 300 
W. E. Johnson, Orange, land 12a 250 - 
O.L.Johnson, " land 7a 75 
George B. Caswell, Orange, 1 house 150, 1 barn 200, home 

place 1 85a 550 
M. N. Horr, Spencer, land 45a 200 
Horace Crossett, New York city, land 10a 400 
George D. Paige, Hard wick, land 60a 100 



I 50 


2 00 


1 00 


53 00 


21 00 


8 00 


69 00 


5 00 


6 00 


3 50 


3 


2 00 


4 00 


4 00 


11 66 


12 00 


30 00 


12 00 


12 00 


16 00 


4 00 


80 00 


5 00 


10 00 


1 00 


12 00 


6 00 


2 00 


76 00 


20 00 


2 00 


3 00 


6 00 


5 00 


1 50 


18 00 


4 00 


8 00 


2 00 



11 



Names and Valuation. 




A 

S. C. Reynolds, Leverett, 1 horse barn 50, land 10a 200 

Joseph White, New Salem, 1 house 100, 1 barn 100, land 

100a 700 
Mrs. Roxiana Brown, Barre, Oakes place 22a 150 
Mrs. M. A. Burgess, Worcester, land 7a 175 
L.- W. Shead, Conn., 1 rag washer 300, 2 cards 300, 1 

duster 200 - - 



34 


50 


6 


00 


5 


00 


18 


00 


3 


00 


3 


50 


16 


00 



REMIT. 



B. F. Paige, Hardwick, 1 house 300, 1 barn 25, Stacy place 

120a 900, Hunt lot 22a 500 
E. Kemp, East Douglass, land 30a 300 



11 42 
3 76 
3 43 

12 36 
99 

2 41 

5 29 



List of Persons and Property Exempt from Taxation 

in the Town of Prescott for the year 1883. 



Permelia Abbott, 2 cows 45, 1 house 300, 1 distillery 50, & barn 

50, home place 2a 40 - - - - $485 

Harriett Brigham, 3 sheep 5, old place (dower) 150, home lot 325 480 
Mary Berry, 1 house 150, home place 2a 50 - ■» 200 

lanthia Brown, - - - 500 

Mrs. Abigail Russell, - 500 

Mrs., Laura Horr, - - - - - 500 

Mrs. J. D. Gilbert, -*. - - - .- 500 

Charlotte F. Gilbert, 1 house 400, 1 shed 50, home place la 50 500 
Mrs Sally Rider, 1 house 175, 1 barn 25, home place 75 - 275 

Joseph W. Lindsey's heirs, 1 cow 20, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, 

home place 95a 500 - 720 

Betsey Davis, ----..-- 500 

Mrs. Maria Vaughan, land 25a 100 - 100 

Mrs. Jane May, - - 500 

Mrs. Caroline Horr, - - - - - 500 

Congregational Church Society, 1 church 600, 1 house 700, 1 

2000 
300 
60 
100 
250 
100 



barn 200, land 11a 500 



United Brethren Church Society, 1 church 300 

Joseph Freeman, 1 house 50, 1 shed 10 - 

Mrs. A. L. Oberg, 1 house 100' 

Mrs. Chloe Oakes, 1 house 75, 1 barn 75, land 4a 100 

Mrs. Mary Cooley, land 10a 100 



00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



12 



The appraised value of School House in District No. 1, 



Cash in District No. 4 

Value of School House District No. 5 

Rate of remit in District No. 1, 



a 


a 


2 


a 


a 


3 


a 


a 


4 


a 


a 


5 



$300 


00 


250 00 


275 


00 


350 00 


- 38 


30 


225 


00 


0125 




.0064 




.0044 




.0137 




.0066 





Table of Aggregates. 



Total number of polls - 

Tax on each poll - 

Total value of real estate - 

Total value of personal estate 

Total valuation May 1st, 1883 - 

Total tax for State, County and Town purposes 

Kate per $1000 - 

Money at interest secured by mortgage 

Money at interest unsecured 

Number of horses - 

" cows ... - 

" sheep - - - 

'* dwelling houses 
" assessed acres of laud 



1 


[36 


$2 00 


26,818 


00 


162,835 


00 


189,653 


00 


• 4,064 


06 


- 20 


0o 


1000 00 


1,460 


00 


101 




257 




99 




118 




10,879 





JOSEPH M. HARRINGTON,^ Assessors 
WALDO H. PEIRCE, V of 

A. A. GROUT, ) Prescott. 



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ATHOL, MASS. 
Transcript Hydraulic Power Press, Nos. 41 and 43 Exchange Street 

1885. 



ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



To the Citizens of Pkescott: 

The Selectmen present the following' Report :- 

HIGHWAYS. 

commissioners' report. 

Paid J. D. Barnes, labor, 

Oxen, «■•■--'-- 

Eugene Barnes, " 
Munroe Berry, 
Frank Pierce, 






Charles Haskins, " 
George Upton, " 
W. H. Peirce, " 
Ansel Johnson, mi 
Andrew Johnson, labor 

Oxen, " 

Henry Johnson, 
C. W. Paige, 

Oxen, 
George L. Johnson, labor, 

Oxen, 
West C. Aldrich, 

Oxen, 
Wales Aldrich, 

Oxen, 
Elmer Aiken, 
William Dickey, labor, 
Whitney O. Haskins, labor, 
F. E. Pierce, labor, 
Myron Moore, " 



a 
tt 

u 

u 
a 



58 01 



19 95 



51 07 




33 37 




6 90 




4 57 




8 77 




4 50 




3 75 




9 90 






9 80 


9 90 




6 15 






7 17 


19 50 






22 75 


12 07 






96 




10 50 


9 00 


, 


31 80 




1 50 




75 




9 07 





Annual Report of the 



William Tourtellotte, labor, 


- 39 15 




H. N. G rover, labor, 


- 


28 05 




O. L. Wood, " 


- 


- 45 74 




Oxen, " 


- - 


- 


36 22 


Eugene Thrasher, labor, 


- 


6 60 




Andrew Cadrett, " 




4 50 






$404 62 


$107 3o 




BRIDGES. 







Paid George L. Johnson, for plank, - 
Marshall Brown, for plank, - 
H. N. Grover, for plank, 
O. L. Wood, for labor on bridges, 
H. N. Grover, labor on bridges, 
V. V. Vaughan, for labor on bridge, 
J. I). Barnes, labor on bridges, - 
Eugene Barnes, labor on bridges, 
J. W. Robinson, 50 pounds spikes, 

George W. Taft, for scraper edge, 
George W. Taft, for express on scraper 
George W. Taft, for postage, 
J. N. Shaw, for repairs on scraper, 
J. N. Shaw, for sharpening tools, 
J. N. Shaw, for powder and fuse, 



SNOW BILLS. 

Paid Joseph Hamilton, - - - - 4 17 

C. W. Paige, 2 10 

R. H. Allen, - - - - 1 20 

A. A. Grout, - 2 29 

J. M. Aiken, - 64 

A. D. Reed, ... - 2 70 

D. C. Reed, • - - - 1 65 
J. D. Barnes, - - - - - 3 97 
Herbert Barnes, - - - - 1 42 
Eugene Barnes, - - - - 2 55 
W. S. Upton, 1 50 



19 


91 


2 


70 


1 


57 


6 


90 


3 


00 




45 


10 


10 


1 


95 


1 


50 


3 50 




85 




14 




25 




50 




25 



48 08 



5 49 



Town of Prescott. 



Leigh ton Upton, 
West C. Aldrich, 
Samuel Thrasher, 
Fred Thrasher, 
Nelson Whittaker, 
George Kittridge, 
J. F. Aiken, 
Elmer Aiken, 
Mmiroe Berry, - 
H. N. G rover, 
E. F. Cross, 
George L. Johnson, 
Harry Coolidge, - 
O. L. Wood, 

Total expenses, 

Paid for men's labor at $1.50 per day, 
Paid for oxen's labor at $1.75 per day. 



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60 


1 


1 65 




75 




30 




I 05 




37 




90 




90 




52 




1 05 




2 10 




45 




38 




5 77 






$40 98 




- 


G06 52 



J. D. BARNES, ) 

O. L. WOOD, > Commissioners. 



REPORT OF THE 

OVERSEERS OF THE POOR 



EXPENDITURES AT FARM 



Paid for meal, - 
for leaf, 
for extra labor, 
for flour 
for groceries, 
for tin and hardware, 
for blacksmithing, 
for provisions, 
for clothing, 
for wood, 
for miscellaneous 
for inventory of 1884, 
for warden's salary. 



RECEIPTS AT THE FA KM. 

For apples and cider, - - - - 6<> 30 

potatoes, - - - - - 1 80 

meat and poultry, - - - -22 bb 

palm leaf hats, - - - - 19 65 

butter, - - - - - 77 75 

cheese, - - - - - - 23 30 

eggs, - - - - - 22 01 

calves and pigs, - - - - 67 78 

copper measure, - - - - - 1 00 

barbed wire, - - - - - 1 04 

cash from old account, - - - 14 57 



72 26 






10 98 






23 37 






29 75 






56 17 






20 24 






9 07 






18 00 






12 41 






3 2."» 






33 38 






923 31 






300 00 








$1,512 


19 



Town op Prescott. 



inventory March 9, 1885, 996 49 

$1,808 24 



Cost of Poor at Farm, - $203 95 

Average weekly cost per pauper, .90 8-10 cts. 

PAID FOR SUPPORT OF POOR AWAY FROM FARM. 

Paid town of Pelham, for the Titus children, 
clothing for M. Horr, 
for C. C. Wheeler and family, 
for Lucy Rider, - 

Paid in part for burial expenses of Mrs. Hanson, 

Total cost of Poor, - - 353 92 

ORDERS GIVEN FOR SUPPORT OF POOR. 

Paid Warden's salary, - - - - - 300 00 

Cleora Pierce, for labor at farm, - - 6 00 

V. V. Vaughan, in part for the burial expenses of 

A. Hanson, - - - - 7 00 

for support of poor away from farm. - 142 97 

$455 97 



14 28 




13 59 




87 10 




28 00 






142 97 

7 00 


- 



MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. 

Paid R. H. Allen, for opening roads. - - - 2 00 

J. N. Shaw, opening roads, 7 34 

A. D. Thayer, - - - - - 10 40 

Charles Berry, going with hearse, - - 5 00 

express, stationery, postage and Justice fees, - 16 11 

remit on taxes, - - - 15 25 

printing reports, - - - - - 25 00 
F. N. Peirce, going after ballot box, and making 

return of Representative votes, - 7 00 



$88 10 



MILITARY AID. 

Paid Daniel R. Potter, - - - - - 60 00 



Annual Report of the 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

SELECTMEN, ASSESSORS, OVERSEERS OF POOR AND REGISTRARS OF VOTERS. 



V. V. Vaughan, 
C. P. Harrington, 

B. N. G rover, - 

C. P. Harrington, 

L. Crossett, 
Town Clerk, 

L. A. Upton, 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



TREASURER. 



CONSTABLE. 



RECAPITULATION 



Paid for Highways and Bridges, 
for School Books, 
for School House repairs, 
for support of Schools, - 
for support of Poor, - 
for Military Aid, 
for Miscellaneous, - 
for Town Officers, - 

LIABILITIES. 

Joseph E. Bigelow, - 

RESOURCES. 

Due from Hadley, for the support of Wheeler, 
State Aid, - 

School Books sold and not paid for, 
estimated value of School Books on hand, 
cash in Treasury, --.--- 



48 50 
35 62 
22 00 

47 00 

15 00 

8 10 

5 00 



$181 22 



606 


52 


290 


i 6 


219 


04 


844 


78 


455 


97 


60 


00 


88 


10 


181 


22 



$2,746 86 



200 00 



87 10 

39 45 

4 08 

332 54 

294 90 



$758 0\ 



Respectfully submitted, 

VARNUM Y. VAUGHAN,') Selectmen 
C. P. HARRINGTON, > of 

HENRY N. GROVER. ) Prescott. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Statement of the receipts and expenditures of the Town of Prescott, for 
the year ending March 10th, 1885. 

Treasurer, Dr. 

Mar. 10, To balance due in new account, 
April 14, to cash for Pedler's license, 
Nov. 10, to cash from Joseph E. Bigelow, 
'Nov. 12, to cash from Harrison Hamilton, for taxes and inter- 
est on Sophia Pierce place, - 
Dec. 2, to Corporation tax, -'*..-,-.- 
to National Bank tax, - 
to State Aid, - - - - 

1885. 

Jan. 20, to Dog Fund, ----- 

" income from Mass. School Fund, 

Feb. 3, to cash from V. V. Vaughan, for grass and apples, 

sold from Mrs. Rider's place, - - 

Feb. 3, to cash from V. V. Vaughan, for account of Town 

farm, ------- 

Mar. 10, to annual tax assessment, -':■-:-'- 



Mar. 31, By paid for printing Town Reports,- 
Aug. 1, by paid County tax, - 

Oct. 7, by paid interest on money borrowed in anticipation of 
taxes, ------- 

Nov. 3, by paid Daniel T. Pierce, for setting glass and repair- 
ing chimney at Town house, - 
Dec. 10, by paid State tax, - 

Dec. 10, by paid for deed conveying Sophia Pierce place, 

counsel in same case, - 

Feb. 28, by paid express on books, 

by paid School Committee's orders, 
by paid Selectmen's orders, - 



March 10, Cash due from Treasurer to balance account, 



618 


11 


3 


00 


200 


00 


46 


12 


1 


41 


34 


65 


10 


21 


23 


04 


305 


72 


21 


95 


6 


00 


2,281 


11 


$3,551 


32 


Cr 


• 


25 


00 


273 


56 


6 


00 


1 


50 


220 


00 


2 


00 


5 


00 


3 


95 


1,136 


21 


1,583 


20 


$3,256 


42 


294 


90 



$3,551 32 
LIBERTY CROSSETT, 

Treasurer of the Town of Prescott. 



REPORT OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

OF THE TOWN OF PRESCOTT, 

FOR THE YEAR 1884 — 0. 



The School Committee present the following- report : — 

FINANCIAL. 



RESOURCES. 

Balance on hand from last year, 
Town appropriation, 
Received from State School fund, 
From Dog Fund, - 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid teachers during the year, 
for fuel, - 

for school supplies, - 

for care of school houses, 

Leaving a balance of 

Books on hand April 1, 1884, - 
Books sold during the year, 

Books bought during the year, 

Estimated loss by use, - 

Estimated worth of books April 1, 1885, 



- 


101 42 


- 


500 00 


- 


305 72 


- 


23 04 




790 60 


- 


42 50 


- 


11 68 


- 


3 00 


n 8i 


- 


4 08 





87 73 
290 73 



$030 L8 



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$82 40 



$378 46 
50 00 

8328 46 



Town of Prescott. 



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Dist. No. 1. 
1st Term. 
2nd Term. 
3d Term. 

Dist. No. 2. 
1st Term. 
2nd Term. 
3d Term. 

Dist. No. 3. 
1st Term. 
2nd Term. 
3d Term. 

Dist. No. 4. 
1st Term. 
2nd Term. 
3d Term. 

Dist. No. 5. 
1 st Term . 
2nd Term. 
3d Term . 



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14 



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17 
19 



18 
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22 



23 
21 
23 



12 
15 
13 



13 4-5 


13 3-20 


12 2-3 


12 1-5 1 


13 3-5 


13 1-1 


16 2-3 


16 1-10 


16 1-4 


16 1-5 


15 2-3 


13 1-3 


17 7-10 


17 2-3 


21 


19 4-5 


22 


201-10 


21 2-3 


20 2-3 


19 1-3 


17 1-3 


21 1-6 


19 4-5 


11 4-5 


11 1-6 


14 1-6 


13 2-3 


13 


11 3-7 



3 3-20 I Miss Mattie J. Thayer 

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Miss Delia F. Wood 



Miss Rose Ulingworth. 
Miss Flora M. Keeney. 
Mr. W. F. Wendemuth. 



Miss Ella Vorce. 
Mr. C. H. Sibley. 



Miss Alice Burt. 



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10 


10 


22 


10 


11 


20 


10 


3 


22 


10 


12 


22 


10 


8 


22 


10 


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18 


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24 


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10 


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24 


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CONCLUSION. 

In closing this report, we would say that extensive repairs have been 
made in the school house in District No. 3, but we think that the in- 
creased comfort to the scholars and convenience in the room fully repays 
the expense sustained ; and we would suggest that similar repairs be 
made in some of the other houses. 

The several schools in town the past year have, with perhaps one or 
two exceptions, been profitable to the scholars and a credit to their 
teachers. The average attendance has been very good, the greater part 
of the absence of scholars from the schools being caused by sickness. 
There has been careful attention to the studies, and good progress has 
been made in nearly every branch, the greatest fault being a desire on 
the part of the scholars to advance too fast. 



12 Annual Report of the 

Your committee saw fit during the year to change part of the text 
books in use, thereby increasing the cost of books the present year, but 
with careful usage the cost of books will be slight for several years to 
come. 

We think that the presence of the parents in the schools occasionally 
would serve to encourage the teachers as well as scholars in their work; 
not but that some of the schools have received this aid, while in others 
scarcely a visit from parents has been recorded. 

Respectfully submitted. 

C. P. HARRINGTON, 

Supt. of Schools, Prescott. 




OFFICIAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



Town of Prcscott 



FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAH 



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WITH THE 



VALUATION AND TAXRS. 




ATHOL, MASS.: 
Printed by the Athol Transcript Co., 41 and 43 Exchange Street. 

1886. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN. 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

The Selectmen present the following Report : 

UNPAID BILLS FOR 1881-5 NOT REPORTED LAST YEAR. 

Paid Dr. F. M. Gould, for medical attendance to 

paupers, - $14 00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures, - - 3 00 

L. P. Eaton, Sexton, - - - 3 50 

fitting wood for Lucy Rider, - - - 1 87 

for advertising town farm, - - - 9 00 

831 







HIGHWAYS 


AKD BRIDGES. 


1885- 


-6. 




Paid James 


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. Barnes, 


- 


- 


r>o.> 
OOD 


98 


Oliver 


L. 


Wood, 


- 




164 


79 


George 


F. 


Allen, - 


- 


- 


69 


75 



Paid interest on money borrowed, - - 38 34 

C. W. Berry, going with hearse, - - 5 00 

expenses for procuring a place for tramps, - 14 67 

express, postage, stationery and Justice fees, 9 90 

remit on taxes, - - - - - 9 65 

printing reports, - - - - 10 00 

Thomas Wheeler, by order of Cattle Committee. 18 50 

J. E. Shors, damage to carriage, - - 14 00 

shingling hearse house, - - - 12 00 

book for town clerk, - - - 2 Oo 

printing Receipts for Collector, - - 3 50 



$618 52 



38 


91 


- 49 


23 


149 


02 



$374 72 



Military Aid for H. A. Pierce, 
school books, - 

all other orders, - 

TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid C. H. Gray, Selectmen, Assessor, Overseer of Poor 
and Registrar, - 

G. F. Allen, " " 

A. A. Grout, " " " 

School Committee, 
L. Crossett, Town Treasurer, 
F. N. Peirce, Town Clerk and Registrar, 
Sealer of Weights and Measures, 

RECAPITULATION. 

Paid bills not reported April 1st, 1885, 
for highways and bridges, - 
Town Officers, ----- 
Other orders, - 

support of Poor, - 

LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 
J. E. Bigelow, note, ----- $200 00 

RESOURCES OF THE TOWN. 

Due from Hard wick on account of Granger family, 7 50 

" State for Military Aid, - - - 19 45 

Estimated value of school books, - - - 274 84 

School books sold by C. P. Harrington and not paid for, 4 08 
Money in Treasury, - G42 44 



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38 


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22 


00 






45 


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15 


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10 


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$196 


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$ 31 


37 






618 


52 






196 


55 






374 


72 






701 


27 










$1,922 


4.) 



$948 31 



Balance in favor of town, - - $748 31 



CHESTER H. GRAY. ) Selectmen 
GEORGE F. ALLEN, S of 
ALBERT A. GROUT,) Prescott. 



REPORT 



OF THE 



0YEROT8 OF THE POOR. 



The Overseers of the Poor submit the following Report for the year 
ending March 15, 1886 : 



INVENTORY OF STOCK, 


HAY AND 


PROVISION AT 


THE 




FARM. 










7 tons of hay, 


- 




$ 112 CO 






5 cows and calf, 


- 


- 


160 00 






horse, - 


- 


- 


- 55 00 






2 pigs, - 
45 hens, - 


- 


- 


8 00 
- 22 00 






50 bushels potatoes, 


- 




25 00 






3 bushels turnips, 


- 


- 


1 00 






4 barrels apples, 


- 


- 


3 00 






250 lbs. salt pork, 


_ 


- 


25 00 






flour and meal, 


_ 


- 


- 4 05 






butter and lard, 


_ 


- 


2 60 






corn, barley and beans, - 
eggs and groceries, 
soap and candles, - 


- 


- 


- 7 25 
3 40 

- 7 75 




• 


cider and vinegar, 


- 


- 


7 00 


iftjf} AA. 


RECEIPTS AT THE FARM. 




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For pork, - 
beef and veal ? 


- 


- 


$43 29 
- 85 94 






poultry and eggs, 
butter and cheese, - 


."'.". 


- 


49 91 
69 68 







For apples and potatoes, - 

palm leaf hats, _____ 

labor, --_-__ 
other produce, _____ 

money on hand, - 

inventory of 1886, - 

EXPENDITURES AT THE FARM 

Paid for meal, - 

for flour, - - 

for pigs, ______ 

for fertilizer, - - 

for meat and fish, - 

for clothing, _____ 

for blacksmithing, - 

for groceries, _____ 

for miscellaneous, - 

inventory of 1885, - 

Warden, --____ 



Cost of poor at farm, ----- $255 01 

Cost per week, $1,297. 

PAID FOR SUPPORT OF POOR AWAY FROM FARM. 

Paid town of Belchertown for Mrs. Mary Gibbs, 10 00 

" Athol for N. M. Thayer's family, - 20 00 

for clothing for N. M. Horr, - - - 20 00 

for Lucy Rider, - - - - 38 28 

Dr. Foskett, for medical attendance on Mrs. Lindsey, 5 00 
J. C. W. Abbott, - 2 00 

for C E. Wheeler and family, - - - 20 65 

for Wm. P. Granger and family, and Bolt children, 330 33 



10 90 




7 34 




5 00 




8 73 




9 66 




443 05 






$733 50 


75 28 


27 25 




16 00 




4 35 




- 8 13 




6 82 




5 15 




60 64 




16 43 




468 46 




300 00 






$988 51 






733 50 



$446 26 



Received from the town of Hadley for C. E. Wheeler 

family, - - - - - 20 65 

Received from Hardwick, for Wm. P. Granger and 

family, and Bolt children, - - 322 83 

Due from Hardwick, for Wm. P. Granger and family, 7 50 



7 

Received for grass on L. Rider place, 



MILITARY AID. 

Paid to Hen ry A. Pierce, 



10 00 


$360 98 






$85 28 


_ 


$38 91 



CHESTER H. GRAY, ) Overseers 
GEORGE P. ALLEN, } of Poor 
ALBERT A. GROUT, ) of Prescott. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Statement of receipts and expenditures of the town of Prescott, for 

the year ending March 15th, 1886. 

Treasurer. Dr. 

To balance due the Town, - $294 90 

Received from town of HadJey for support of C. E. Wheeler 

and family, ------ 107 73 

Received of Joseph E. Bigelow, cash, - 200 00 

" for grass on Miss Rider's place, - - - 10 CO 

Received of C H. Gray, on account of Granger and Bolt children, 

paupers of Hardwick, - 322 83 

Received on account of Corporation and Bank tax, - - 34 12 

" " Military Aid, - - - - 36 38 

Received on sales of produce from Town farm, - - 50 00 

" Pierce Horr, for Pedler's license, - - 3 00 

" County Treasurer dog fund, - - - 30 10 
" Stale Treasurer on account of income of Massachusetts 

School fund, - 304 73 

u State Treasurer, on account of Cattle Committee, 14 80 

" J. B. Paige, from sale of School Books, - - 85 

W. C. Aldrich, Tax Collector, 
" from sale of hay on the Lindsey place, 



Paid County tax, 
State tax, 

School Committee's orders, 
Selectmen's orders, - 



Cash due from Treasurer to balance account, 



2,531 


46 


- 10 


00 


$3,950 90 


Cr, 




$273 


50 


- 165 


00 


947 


47 


1,922 


49 


$3,308 46 


- 642 


44 



$3,950 90 



LIBERTY CROSSETT, 

Treasurer of the Town of Prescott. 



9 



REPORT 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

FOR THE YEAR 1885-6. 



The Committee present the following" Reports 

FINANCIAL, 

RECEIPTS, 

Balance on hand from last year, - $82 40 

Town appropriation, -■«.'-.- 500 00 

State School Fund, - - - - - 304 73 

Dog tax, - - - - - - - 30 10 



EXPENDITURES, 

Paid teachers during the year, - $773 90 

for fuel, - - «■ - - - 44 81 

for care of school houses, * * - 4 25 



$917-23 



$822 96 



Balance in treasury, - * - $94 27 

BOOK ACCOUNT. 

Value of Bo*ks on hand April 1st, 1885, - $328 46 

Books purchased during- the year, * * * 47 23 



$375 69 



Books sold during the year, - 85 

Loss by use, - - - - 100 00 

— ■ $100 85 

Value of books April 1st, 1886, •"•»•- $274 84 



10 

SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES. 

Teachers' wages, - 

Fuel, -_---- 

Care of school houses, -.-.-■ 

Books purchased, - - - 

Superintendent's pay, -.-.-'- 

Hampden Truant School, - 

Paid town of Dana tuition for Thayer children, - 

Sundry supplies furnished, 

Total cost of schools for year, $947 47 



$773 


90 


- 44 


81 


4 


25 


- 47 


23 


4o 


00 


10 


00 


11 


00 


11 


28 



CONDITION OF THE SCHOOLS. 

Your Committee feel justified in stating that the schools during the 
past year have been as successful as might be expected. In all cases. 
except one, the teachers have been found competent for the work as- 
signed them — well qualified as teachers both as k) education and the 
faculty for governing. The one exception does not present the teacher 
as deficient in the above qualifications, but wanting as to character, 
which is by no means the least of qualifications needed. Your Commit- 
tee recognize the fact that teachers employed to have charge of the child- 
ren should be above suspicion as regards character. In this case the 
matter of discharging the teacher was brought before us, and it was de- 
cided by the majority of the Committee that the teacher be allowed to 
complete the term, as there was but a short time for the school to keep, 
and as she was doing average work in the school-room. There was, 
during the Spring term, general dissatisfaction with the teacher in Dis- 
trict No. 3. The Committee do not claim that the teacher was perfect 
as an instructor or was especially gifted with the faculty of making her- 
self agreeable, familiar and attractive either with parents or pupils. 
But they do claim that she was an average teacher; sufficiently w T ell ed- 
ucated to teach the school. Also, that she endeavored to do the very 
best she could, and the Committee feel assured that the school would 
have been successful under her management, had she received the sup- 
port from the parents that she should. There is a great deal of criticism 
of the teachers in our public schools; much of it is made ignorantly and 
is of no value, but being made in the presence of children who attend 
the schools, it is detrimental to the best interests of parents, teachers, 



11 

and pupils. But when a teacher is found, by parents who take pains to 
correctly inform themselves, that the teacher is incomplete or unfitted 
for the place occupied, they should present the matter to the Committee, 
knowing that they will be fairly and impartially dealt w T ith. It is im- 
possible for a child to like a teacher when it hears its parents continually 
finding- fault with the teacher. If we are to have successful schools that 
shall prove beneficial to the pupils, parents must in all cases co-operate 
with the teacher. 

The Committee think more and better work could be accomplished if 
the teacher were engaged for a year, rather than a term. It is liable to 
be the case that teachers entering a new school will put the pupils back 
in their studies rather than allow them to begin where they left off at 
the close of the term before. Then, again, it takes a long time for the 
teacher to get acquainted with the wants of the different pupils ; also, 
for the pupils to become accustomed to the teacher's ways. 

It is a noticeable fact that only the Register from District No. 5 w r as 
in a fit condition to be returned to the Committee. In the others there 
has been a general lack of care. Both pencil and ink have been used, 
erasures made, covers torn and pages soiled. 

It is to be regretted that the prevalence of scarlet fever among the 
pupils in District No. 5 made it necessary to close the school at the end 
of the first five weeks. While we were desirous to prolong the second 
term, we were able to do so only a week on account of the recurrence of 
the disease. In spite of these difficulties the pupils are to be commended 
for the excellent advancement made in all their studies. 



ATTENDANCE.— ROLL OF HONOR. 

We are pleased to encourage constancy and punctuality by publishing 
the names of those who are entitled to this credit. 

ROLL OF HONOR, 1st. 

Perfect in attendance three terms: 

May Upton, Hattie Shaw, Florence Upton, Bernie Pierce, Georgie 
Upton, Leon Leach, Allie Leach, Gracie Powers. 

ROLL OF HONOR, 2nd. 

Perfect in attendance two terms : 

Abbie Haskins, Lucia Grover, Fred Leach, Mary Hamilton, Nellie 



12 

Pierce, Bertie Powers, Wallace Pierce, Estella Aiken, Fannie Shattnek. 
Nellie Haskins, Roland King-, Walter Pierce, Jessie Upton. 

ROLL OF HONOR, 3rd. 
Perfect in attendance one term : 
Ethel Vaughn, Lillia Shaw, Fannie G rover, Eddie Moore, Ola Hem- 
enway, Hattie Hemenway, Annie Berry. Allie Barnes, Warren Snow, 
Herbert Barnes, Elbert Allen, Charlie Shattuck, Mabel Alvoid, Mattie 
Clark, Daisy Peach, Fannie Jennison, Charles Johnson, Bert Abbott, 
Laura Haskins, Preston Pierce, Ada Pierce, Hattie Stone, Fannie 
Vaughn, Leon Stone, Alice Wood, Mary Granger, Lilla Upton, 
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1st Term. 


14 


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13.37 


Mi^s Lura L. Berry. 


20 


10 


11 





2 111 


2nd Term. 


14 


13.5 


13.41 


Miss Ida A. Titus." 


20 


10 


11 


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3d Term. 


10 


14 96 


14.55 


Mrs. Nettie M. Upton. 


22 


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Dist. No. 2. 




















1st Term. 


18 


15.71 


13.41 


Miss Delia F. Wood. 


22 


10 


5 


2 


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2nd Term. 


15 


14.71 


14.44 


Miss Lura L. Berry. 


22 


10 


8 





3 8 


3d Term. 


15 


14.91 


13.98 


Miss Lula L. Berry. 


22 


10 


5 





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1st Term. 


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18.25 


14.7 


Miss Nina Johnson. 


22 


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2nd Term. 


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14.60 


23.39 


Mrs. Jennie V. Shores. 


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3rd Term. 


21 


18.4 


16.91 


Mrs. Jennie V. Shores. 


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25 


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Dist. No. 4. 




















1st Term. 


20 


18.33 


17.86 


Miss Lillian H. Kelley. 


22 


10 


4 


3 


OJ 5 


2nd Term. 


21 


20.33 


19.5 


Miss Hattie V. White. 


20 


10 


7 


15 


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3d Term. 


23 


19.53 


19.71 


Miss Ida A. Titus. 


22 


10 


3 


23 


444 


Dist. No. 5. 


















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1st Term. 


10 


8 


7 


Miss Alice C. Burt. 


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9 


1 


0| 8 


2d Term. 


12 


10.82 


10.8 


Miss Alice C. Burt. 


20 


11 


2 


2 


0!13 


3d Term. 


10 


9.33 


8.33 


Mrs. Mattie J. Harrington. 


20 


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The general attendance has been good. Most absence has been on ac- 
count of sickness. It is to be desired that the parents assist as much as 
possible in encouraging 1 attendance. 

REPAIRS. 

During the past year but very little money has been expended in re- 
pairing. Much is needed. The town has invested in school property 
nearly $2,000. In order to preserve this property, constant vigilance 
must be exercised, and a considerable sum expended annually upon 
necessary repairs. By delaying this matter some of our buildings have 
suffered. The house in District No. 5 needs general repairing; also, a 
new out-building is needed. The recitation seats in Districts Nos. 1 and 
2 are uncomfortable and insufficient. There is need of new inside doors 
in the house in District No. 4. The new seats and desks supplied in 
District No. 3 have been kept in excellent condition, to the credit of the 

pupils. 

PHYSIOLOGY AND HYGIENE. 

During the summer the following law was sent us from the State 
Board of Education, which necessitated the purchase of books and the 
instruction of Physiology and Hygiene : 

Section 1. Physiology and Hygiene, which, in both divisions of the 
subject, shall include special instruction as to the effects of alcoholic 
drinks, stimulants and narcotics on the human system, shall be taught 
as a regular branch of study, to all pupils in all schools supported 
wholly or in part by public money, except special schools maintained 
solely for instruction in particular branches, such as drawing, mechan- 
ics, art, and like studies. All acts or parts of acts relating to the quali- 
fications of teachers in the public schools shall apply to the branch of 
study prescribed in this act. 

Section 2. All penalties now fixed for neglect to provide instruction 
in the branches of study now prescribed by law shall apply to the branch 
of study prescribed in Section one. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect on the first day of August, in the 
year eighteen hundred and eighty-five. 

The plan did not seem at first a good one. It looked as though there 
was a lack of room for the introduction of new studies. But the books 
were purchased and the study introduced as the law required. As the 
terms advance the pupils seem to take an interest in the study, and it 
was often the case that the best recitations were heard in the Physiology 
class. The books introduced had special reference to the effect of al- 
coholic drinks, stimulants and narcotics upon the human system. But 
they contain much valuable information aside from this, the physi- 
ological structure of the muscles, digestive organs, lungs, heart, nervous 



14 

system, etc., being considered. Such a stud}', presented in a simple 

manner so as to be easily understood by the young mind, cannot fail to 

prove beneficial. Many of the facts learned will be retained through 

life. 

THE FREE TEXT BOOK SYSTEM. 

In considering this subject we do not intend to discuss, at length, the 
pro's and con's of the system. There is this one disadvantage to the tax- 
payer that does not have pupils in the schools. He is obliged to help 
supply the text books for others' children, while for his own he has 
been obliged to get them at his own individual expense. That this is so 
nahnot be denied, but eventually this objection will be out of the way to 
a greater or less extent. Some of the advantages of the system are 
these. The pupils get their books sooner than when each one furnished 
his own, and are thus enabled to begin work at the opening of the term 
all together. Again, when the town owns and supplies the books they 
can be used longer than when supplied by the pupils. For instance, 
when a pupil has finished a reader it can be used by one in the lower 
class, where, by the old system, both pupils would be obliged to provide 
new books. Another advantage of the system is, when new pupils come 
into our schools the books are all ready to be supplied them, and they do 
not have to be at the expense of providing new books for themselves. 
The same is applicable to those that move into another town where the 
books are different from those they had been using. On a whole your 
Committee think the free text book system a step in advance of the old 

system. 

APPROPRIATION NEEDED. 

Your Committee would suggest that the town make an appropriation 
of $500 for the schools the coming year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAS. B. PAIGE, Superintendent of Schools, 

C. P. HARRINGTON, 

W. C. ALDRICH, 

H. N. GROVER, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, 

G. L. JOHNSON. 



15 



VALUATION AND TAXES 



OF THE 



Town of Preseott 



FOR THE YEAR 1885. 



Names and Valuation . 



Wales Aldrich. ______ 

horse 35, 2 oxen 85, 1 cow 25, house 300, barn 200, sheds 
50, store 250, Henry house 100, Henry barn 75, home place 
55a 850, Green lot 10a i00, Conkey lot 11a 50, Nutting- lot 
30a 125, Vaughan lot 10a 200, Henry lot la 50, 

West C. Aldrich. 

2 oxen 135, 1 two year old 20, 1 yearling 13, 1 swine 12, 
house 300, barn 100, sheds 50, cider mill 75, home place 
75a 1000, - • - 

George Abbott. --.--■-- 

Charles J. Abbott. - 

horse 45, 3 cows 80, 1 two year old 18, 4 yearlings 70, 2 
swine 25, house 700, home place 80a 1700, Egypt lot 10a 125, 

Milo W. Abbott. - - - - - 

horse 100, cow 20, swine 7, house 300, barn 100, Chapin 
house 400, barn 100, home place la 50, Chapin lot 64a 800, 

John F. Aiken. --,'-_-- 

2 horses 200, 7 cows 190, 1 two years old 17, 3 yearlings 40, 

3 swine 24, house 400, barn 200, horse barn 75, 1-9 cheese 
factory 17, home place 60a 1025, sprout lot 10a 100, Berry 
lot 21a 200, cheese factory lot l-9a 3, 

Elmer M. Aiken. - - - - 

James M. Aiken. ______ 

horse 25, 2 oxen 95, 3 cows 72, yearling 14, swine 13, house 
450, barn 200, home place 78a 1000, 

Roswell H. Allen. 

3 horses 275, 2 oxen 117, 7 cows 210, 7 two years old 140, 
6 yearlings 85, 1 sheep 3, 4 swine 35, house 700, barn 400, 
store 1 house 50, shed 25, home place 102a 3000, Piper lot 7a 
75, Cleveland lot 25a 300, Blackmer lot 8a 15, 

Edward H.Allen. - 

George F. Allen. -_-___ 



Tax. 



33 19 



23 31 

2 00 



36 54 
25 47 



33 14 
2 00 



25 37 



69 87 
2 00 



16 



Names and Valuation. 



Tax. 



3 horses 175, 6 cows 170, 2 two years old 44, yearlings 13, 
15 sheep 40, 4 swine 28, house 75, barn 125, shed 50, home 
place 120a 1625, - - - - - - - - 

Ira K. Alden. 2 cows 55, house 100, home place 35a 150, 
Augustus Alvord. ------- 

Eugene Barnes. ------ 

James D. Barnes. ------ 

horse 120, 2 oxen 130, 5 cows 140, 2 two years old 40, year- 
lings 12, 4 swine 33, house 75, barn 425, home place 66a 
875, Woods lot 10a 200, Ayer's lot 17a 425, 
John Berry. ------- 

2 horses 125, 2 oxen 130, 3 cows 75, 2 two years old 40, 12 
sheep 39, 2 swine 10, house 250, barn 300, shed 50, cider 
mill 100, home place 66a 800, Stock well lot 23a 100, Old 
place H5a 700, ------ 

Monroe W. Berry. --- 

horse 25, cow 25, swine 7, house 150, barn 100, home place 
30a 275, 

Henry L. Berry. - 

Betsey Berry. 

horse 25, 2 oxen 80, 2 cows 55, 2 two years old 40, year- 
lings 13, swine 12, house 300, 2 barns 350, shed 25, home 
place 95a 950, -._._- 

lautha Brown. ------ 

cow 28, § house 150, barn 50, home place £jpa 550, ex- 
empt 500, ------ 

Marshall h\ Brown. ----- 

horse 75, 2 oxen 96, 2 cows 50, house 350, barn 100, saw 
mill 650, home place 52a 300, Stone lot 18a 150, Vaughan 
lot 23a 150, Gray lot 30a 120, Little lot 50a 600, Gibbs lot 
2£a 50, railroad 'lot 16a 50, - 

Brown & Harrington, stock in trade 500, - 

Joseph E. Bigelow. money at interest 300, - 

Hiram H. Barrows. ----- _ 

horse 130, 3 cows 60, two years old 20, house 150, barn 
100, home place 54a 300, - 

Brown & Simmons. Arnot lot 12a 200, - 

Lemuel K. Baker. - 

stock in trade 200, horse 125, 2 swine 12, house and store 
550, barn 200, home place 2a 100, Darby lot 43a 400, 
Thayer lot 10a 50, Elizabeth Putnam first mortgage, 600, 
L. K. Baker equity 700, - 

llodolphus C. Clark. ------ 

3 horses 150, 2 oxen 11<>, 2 cows 50, yearling 18, 8 sheep 
28, 3 swine 25, house 700, barn 400, shed 25, home place 
130a 1700, Smith lot 7a 15, 

Eli W. Chapin. horse 25 

Andrew Cadrit, Jr. house 50, home lot la 10, 



31 31 
3 *2 
2 00 

2 00 



32 93 



38 00 



9 28 
2 00 



23 12 

3 48 



36 26 

6 25 
5 75 



11 51 
2 50 



22 47 



42 26 
2 31 
2 75 



17 



Names and Valuation. 






Tax. 



John F. Cowan. - . - '- 

2 horses 50, 4 cows 120, two years old 20, 2 yearling's 25, 
2 swine 14, old house 25, old barn 100, horse barn 150, 
home lot 70a 800, - 

Liberty Crossett. ------ 

stock in trade 1200, horse 135, house and store 6<>0, barn 
100, cheese factory lot l-9a 3, 

Mrs. Mariva J. Crosby. - 

house 150, barn 50, home lot 8a 100, Old place 11a 125, 

Samuel Davis. ------ 

horse 125, 3 cows 87, 2 two years old 45, 3 yearlings 42, 
house 400, barn 275, Holden house 50, barn 25, home lot 
86a 1425, Holden lot 4a 100, Parker lot 18a 200, 

William Dickey. - 

§' horses 120, 2 cows 50, yearling 12, house 100, barn 50, 
home lot 50a 150, 

Betsey Davis. --------- 

horse 35, cow 20, h house 75, Horr house 100, barn 25, 
home lot 14a 125, Horr lot 9a 150, exempt 500, 

Alonzo W. Freeman. - 

horse 100, 2 cows 60, yearling 14, house 200, barn 150, 
home place 19a 450, plain lot 19a 15, 

Mellen J. Freeman, horse 25, - 

Edward A. Freeman. 

cow 23, Berry lot 3a 25, Pierce lot 2a 15, - 

Andrew Garlick. - - - - - 

horse 50, 3 cows 72, yearling 6, 2 swine 12, house 125, 
barn 100, home place 138a 750, Downing lot 44a 200, 

Samuel A. Garlick. - 

George H. Garlick. ------ 

Chester H. Gray. ---•-'-- 

horse 8 , 2 cows 54, swine 8, house 325, barn 100, home 
lot 52a 575, --------- 

Henry N. Grover. -- 

horse 85, 2 cows 60, house 300, barn 200, shed 25, home lot 
77a 700, ------- 

Albert A» Grout. 

2 horses 125, 2 cows 50, 4 yearlings 65, swine 14, house 
275, barn 200, shed 25, 1-9 cheese factory 17, home place 
65a 1300, cheese factory lot l-9a 3, 

Erastus F. Gross. ------ 

horse 25, 2 oxen 120, 2 cows 45, house 125, barn 50, shed 
30, home lot 110a 725, 

Criton G. Haskins. ------ 

horse 75, 2 cows 43, swine 9, house 125, barn 75. Pierce 
house 100, barn 25, home lot 30a 250, Pierce lot la 50, Fish 
lot 10a 125, Haskins lot 7a 70, 

Mason W. Haskins. -------- 



18 29 

27 69 
5 31 

36 67 

8 09 

69 



14 36 
2 31 

2 79 



18 43 
2 00 
2 00 



16 28 
19 12 

27 93 
18 00 

13 90 



18 



Names and Valuation. 



I o 



Tax. 



horse 75, 2 cows 45, yearling 14, house 200, barn 50, home 

place 27a 350, -------- 

Haskins & Johnson, house 300, barn 150, home place 57a 950, 
Park Hannum. - 

horse 25, 10 cows 275, 2 two vears old 40, 18 swine 162, 

house 100, barn 125, home lot 82a 800, 
Laura Horr, widow ----- 

cow 25, 2 sheep 7, house 175, barn 50, home place 117a 

5»'0, exempt 500, - 

John M. Horr. _-_-__ 

JosiahA. Hemenway. - 

horse 30, 2 cows 45, two years old 16, house 50, barn 75, 

Gavlord house 75, barn 100, home place 27a 300, Gavlord 

lot '25a 150, --_-_*. 

Caroline Horr, widow - - - - -% 

horse 30, 3 cows 74, two years old 15, yearling 12, house 

100, barn 50, home place 110a 450, exempt 500, 
Reuben N. Horr. - 

James E. Horr. ------ 

Richard B. Howard. ------ 

horse 50, 4 cows 96, 2 two years old 36, 2 swine 14, house 

200, barn 125, shed 25, home place 88a 875, 
Henry A. Howard. - - - - _ 

George L. Hunter. - 

horse 60, 2 two years old 40, 2 yearlings 30, house 100, 

barn 100, home place 42a 900, - 

Joseph M. Harrington, barn 50, Oaks lot 80a 500, 
Mrs. Joseph M. Harrington. - - 

house 75, barn 75, home place 4a 75, Oaks lot 3a 50, 
Clinton P. Harrington, horse 125, Arnot lot 20a 100, 
Andrew Hydes's heirs. Sprout lot 7a 100, 
Joseph N. Hamilton. 

horse 25, 2 cows 45, 6 two years old 140, 5 yearlings 60, 7 

sheep 17, house 50, barn 175, shop 25, home lot 79a 850, 

Pond lot 9a 75, - - 

L. F. Haskins heirs. Land 6a 300, - 

Whitney O. Haskins. - - 

John Hunt. - 

Mrs. Eunice M. Ingram. ------- 

h barn 50, shed 50, home lot 31a 400, Plain lot 25a 25, 
Joel Johnson. _--__. 

Henry Johnson, widow - 

cow 30, house 200, barn 200, home place 88a 1050, - 
George L. Johnson. - - 

2 oxen 175, 6 cows 155, 3 two years old 50, 2 swine 18, 

house 100, barn 100, shed 25, home place 9 la 1300, Shaw 

lot 18a 50, Gaylord lot 30a 1 50, 
Ansel Johnson. ------ 



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1ST ames and Valuation. 



horse 125, 2 oxen 125, 2 cows 44, two years old 17, year- 
ling" 11, 12 sheep 36, 2 swine 12, house 250, barn 75, home 
place 140a 1200. 

Andrew Johnson, horse 45, - 

Nelson B. Jones. - - 

horse 80, 4 cows 100, 3 two years old 65, yearling 14, mon- 
ey at interest 300, house 375, barn 400, home place liOa 
1150, - 

Lyman S. Johnson. 

horse 115, 2 oxen 120, 5 cows 140, 2 swine 14, house 325, 
barn 100, 1-9 cheese factory 17, home place 79a 2200, Ab- 
bott lot 70a 2 in, cheese factory lot l-9a 3, 

William H. Johnson. - - - -, 

horse 25, 2 oxen ilO, 3 cows 84, two years old 20, swine 7, 
house 300, barn 300, 1-9 cheese factory 17, home place 76a 
1275. cheese factory lot l-9a 3, 

Joseph H. King. -------- 

2 cows 50, swine 7, house 100, barn 100, home lot 68a 550, 

George W. Lincoln. - - - 

2 horses 100, 3 cows 75, 2 yearlings 28, 26 sheep 85, 2 swine 
15, house 400, barn 400, home place 293a 1000, 

Leonard Lincoln. - - - - - - 

David B. Lawless. - - .- 

cow 25, two years old 14, house 200, barn 100, home place 
46a 200, - 

Lucius S. Lawless. 2 horses 75, swine 9, 

John N. Leach. _-___- 

Mrs. Adam May. - - 

5 cows 140, two years old 20, yearling 13, sheep 3, house 
100, 2 barns 125, home place 45a 575, exempt 500, 

Myron E. Moore. - - - 

Asa Moore. ------- 

cow 26, yearling 12, sheep 3, swine 9, house 200, barn 100, 
mill 100, home place 15a 225, - 

Napoleon Mayhew. horse 25, - - 

Levi G. Osborn. 

2 cows 50, yearling 13, 2 swine 12, house 200, barn 150, 
home place 8a 125, King lot 12a 50, Shaw lot 10a 75, 

Appleton Peirce, 2d heirs 



house 550, barn 150, saw mill 200, home place 45a 525, 
Henry lot 24a 450, ----- 

Frederick N. Peirce. horse 100, 3 cows 75, 

Herbert E. Peirce. - 

David F. Peirce. ------ 

horse 25, 2 oxen 187, 4 cows 106, 5 two years old 140, 
swine 7, house 300, barn 350, 1-9 cheese factory 17, home 
place 182a 2350, cheese factory lot l-9a 3, - 

Daniel T. Peirce, ------ 



Tax. 



25 68 
2 56 



29 30 

42 56 

28 77 
12 10 



28 29 
2 00 



8 74 
3 05 

2 00 



5 94 

2 00 



10 44 
2 31 



10 43 



23 43 

4 18 
2 00 



45 56 



20 



Names and Valuation. 



=3 Tax. 



2 oxen 105, 1 cow 22, yearling 12, house 275, barn 100, 

home place 70a GOO, -.._•- 
Appleton Peirce heirs. 

house 175, barn 100, home place 50a 600, Fish lot 10a 100, 
Frederick E. Peirce. .--.'- 

horse 80, 2 oxen 75, 2 cows 50, yearling* 13, swine 5, house 

250, barn 125, home place 94a 600, 
Madison Peirce. ------ 

cow 26, two years old 19, house 275, barn 100. home place 

16a '250, 
Algernon W. Peirce. - 

horse 75, 4 cows 106, 2 swine 12, house 200, barn 150, 

home lot 25a 500, - 

Clesson Peirce. ------ 

horse 10 t, 2 oxen 115, cow 30, house 300, barn 150, home 

place 62a 700, ------ 

Waldo EL Peirce. cow 25, house 275, home place £a 25, 
Luman P. Peirce. horse 75, land 187a 1500, 

Linus M. Peirce. horse 80, 

Herman C. Powers, cow 25, -".--. 

Mrs. David F. Peirce. house 175, barn 75, home place 2a 75, 
O. D. Powers heirs, house 250, barn 150, home place 25a 300, 
Rufus Powers heirs, house 150, barn 50, home place 58a 600, 
Fred L. Potter. ------ 

Daniel R. Potter, house 100, barn 50, home place £a 25, 
Christopher W. Paige. - - - -' 

2 horses 105, 2 oxen 160, 5 cows 160, two years old 22, 5 
yearlings 70, 2 swine 17, house 350, barn 250, 1-9 cheese 
factory 17, home place 104a 2400, cheese factory lot l-9a 3, 

Warren B. Paige, stock in trade 100, horse 40, 

John C. Paige. ------ 

Francis B. Paige. ------ 

Francis B. Faige & Son. ----'. 

stock in trade 500, 2 horses 150. 7 cow* 225, yearling 15, 
house 600, barn 250, cider mill 200, vinegar house 150, 
creamery 25, home place 84a 2100, plain lot 9a 100, 
James B. Paige. ------ 

Edwin J. Paige. ------ 

house 175, barn 25, home place la 50, Hunter lot 5a 150, 

Caleb Peirce's heirs, land 67a 1200. 

Charles L. Powers. 

Aldin D. Reed. 

3 horses 120, 2 oxen 70, 4 cows 100, 2 yearlings 25, 10 
sheep 30, swine 15, house 550, barn 350, shed 25, 1-9 cheese 
factory 17, home place 115a 2250, cheese factory lot 1-ya 3, 

Dwight Reed. ------ 

Mrs. Abagail Russell. ------ 

2 cows 58, house 450, barn 100, shed 25, home place 32a 



15 92 
12 18 

16 97 
10 37 
15 05 



19 41 

6 06 
21 

3 

2 

4 

8 
10 00 

2 00 

4 18 



46 42 
3 75 
2 00 
2 00 



53 94 



15 00 



46 44 
2 00 



21 



Names and Valuation. 



850. exempt 500, - 

Joseph Stone. ------- 

horse 65, 2 cows 50, yearling 14, house 150, barn 100, home 

place 40a 850, Johnson lot 12a 100, - 

Joseph F. Stone. ------ 

Joseph N. Shaw. ------ 

2 horses 200, 2 oxen 130, 2 cows 54, swine 6, house 375, 

barn 125, blacksmith shop 150, home place 70a 500, 
Howard I. Shaw. ------ 

Walter O. Shaw. - 

George W Shaw ------ 

2 horses 125, 4 cows 100, two years old 18, yearling' 10, 20 

sheep 65, 2 swine 25, house 350, barn 150, home place 60a 

1300, - - - - 

Charles W. Shattuck. - 

2 horses 90, 7 cows 190, two years old 18, 2 yearlings 25, 

swine 11, house 175, barn 175, home place 10< a 650, 
Jonathan E. Shores. ----- 

horse 125, cow 30, house 350, barn 150, home place 10a 

350. pasture 9a 50, ----- 

Mrs. Addison D. Thayer. - 

horse 90, cow 25, Vaughan lot 25a 800, 
Addison D. Thayer. _____ 

horse 25, 2 oxen 110, cow 25, two years old 20, house 2Qo, 

barn 100, Snvder house 100, barn 50, home place 89a 1025, 

Snyder lot 30a 400, - 

Samuel Thrasher. - 

2 horses 125, 3 cows 80, yearling 11, swine 7, house 150, 

barn 75, liome place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, 
Fred M. Thrasher, cow 21, - 

Oscar A. Titus, house 300, barn 100, home place 8a 125, 
William M. Tourtellotte. cow 23, 
C. W Thayer. ------ 

Henry S. Upton. --_--,_ 

cow 27, house 150, barn 100, home place 50a 250, 
Lewis I. Upton. -___-. 

Otis Upton. ------ 

George H. Upton, cow 25, 
Willard S. Upton. - 

horse 50, 2 oxen 130, cow 25, two year old 16, house 150, 

barn 100, home place 59a 400, - 
Leroy A. Upton. ------ 

Ervin D. Vaughan. - 

horse 50, cow 27, house 450, barn 250, house on old place 

250, barn 150, home place 70a 700, - 

Walter S. Vaughan. - 

cow 32, yearling 17, house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100, 
Dexter M. Vaughan. .-..-. 



Tax. 



6 05 



12 36 
2 00 



21 26 
2 00 

2 00 



28 79 

18 68 

15 19 
11 44 

27 69 



16 41 

2 26 
8 56 
2 29 
2 00 

8 59 
2 00 
2 00 
2 31 



12 89 

1 2 00 



25 46 
6 36 



22 



Names and Valuation. 



m I 

= Tax. 

o 



horse 25, 3 cows 75, 2 two years old 45, 3 yearlings 33, 

swine 6, house 100, barn 100, home place 49a 350, Henry 

place 40a 500, - 

Howard A. Vaughan. - 

cow 20, two years old 20, house 200. barn 50, home place 

30a 275, - - - -' 

John W. Vaughan, widow. - 

cow 27, house 300, barn 175, horse barn 125, home place 

126a 800, ...... 

Varnum V. Vaughan, - 

horse 75, cow 25, 3 two years old 66, house 300, barn loo 

home place 89a 1100, - - 

Joseph B. Vaughan. 2 horses 175, land 54a 550, 
Dexter Wheelock. --.___ 

cow 32, house 100. barn 50, home place 28a 150. 
Ellis White. 2 oxen 130, 3 cows 78, 2 two years old 40, 
Anson A. White. - - - 
Nelson Whitaker. 

horse 25, 2 yearlings 30, swine 12, house 300, barn 100, 

home place 40a 650, Titus lot 30a 200, 
Thomas Wheeler. 

horse 25, cow 30, yearling 12, house 200, barn 175, home 

place 67a 725, _-_-__ 

George M. Webber. ------ 

horse 25, 4 cows 100, 2 two years old 30, 2 swine 20, house 

200, barn 500, home place 118a 1800, 
Oliver L. Wood. - 

horse 125, oxen 130, 5 cows 110, 2 two years old 35, house 

2 0, barn 100, shed 25, home place 140a 1500, out lot 

55a 600, - - - 

John Wood. 

horse 75, 2 cows 50, two years old 18, yearling- 12, 22 sheep 

44, house 225, barn 75, Russell house 150, barn 100, home 

place 55a 250, Russell place 70a 300, 
James F. Wood. - 

Willard A. Wetherell. house 150, home place 5a 50, 
William F. Wendemuth. horse 100, laud 72a 400. 
Charles C. Young-. - 



1 



17 34 



9 06 



17 84 



22 83 

1 10 96 
1 

6 16 
1 5 10 
1 2 00 
1 

IS 47 

14 59 

1 

35 43 



2 



20 25 
2 00 
4 50 
8 25 
2 00 



23 



NON-RESIDENTS. 



Names and Valuation. Tax. 

J. M. King, Athol. Peirce lot 44a 550, " - - $6 88 

J. M. Piper, Athol. Plain lot 10a 100, -■-- '- -._ '125 

Fay & Newton, Athol. Bailey lot 55a 100, - 125 

J. W. Estey's heirs, Greenwich. Land 65a 350, - - - 4 38 

Horace Clark, Greenwich. Land 40a 400, - - - 5 00 
Hiram Caswell, Greenwich. Land 77a 250, - - - 3 13 

P. T. Haskell, Greenwich. Land 3Ja 500, - - - 6 25 

Frank C. Powers, Greenwich. Land 30a 200, . - 2 50 

Smith Kelly's heirs, Greenwich. Land 100a 650, - - 8 13 

Elery Drinkwater. Greenwich. Land 20a 300, - - 3 75 
William Mauley, Greenwich. Land 20a 200, - - - 2 50 

Baxter Whitcomb's heirs, Greenwich. Land 30a 150. - 1 88 

Smith Cutler, Greenwich. Land 69a 700, - - - s 75 
Linus Tonrtelotte, Greenwich. Land 72a 525, mill lot 2a 25, 550, 6 88 

" " " Pasture 20a 250, - - 3 13 
J. A. Wheeler, Greenwich. Land 7a 100, - - - 1 25 

S. K= Vaughan, Greenwich. Land la 25, - - - 31 

W. P. Frye, Greenwich. Land 6a 50, - - - - 63 
S. P. Bailey, Greenwich. Little place 88a 500, south lot 6a 50. 550., 6 88 

C. N. Powers, Greenwich. Land 4a 50, 63 

H. B. Hodgkin, Greenwich. Land 10a 300, - - • 3 75 

John Koot's heirs, Greenwich. Land 22a 150, - - 1 88 

Brigham Nutting, Greenwich. Land 3a 25, - 31 

Hiram Barrows, Greenwich. House 150, barn 20o, 185a 550. 11 25 

M. H. Horr, Spencer. Land 45a 150, - - - 1 88 

Mrs. Susan Newbury, Enfield. Land 11a 100, - - 1 25 
William B. Downing, Enfield. Haskins lot 42a 150, Crossett lot 

10a 50, Stetson lot 150a 600, total 800, - - 10 00 
L. & J. Thurston, Enfield. House 100, barn 100, laud 90a 700, 

total 900, - - - - - 11 25 

Joseph Mayhew's heirs, Pelham land 8a 15, - - - 9:5 

Geoige H. Wilson, Pelham. Land 18a 100, 1 25 

Harrison Horr's heirs, Pelham. Land 30a 50, - - - 63 
David Shores, Pelham. Hunt lot 15a 50, Abbott lot 70a 700, 

Conkey lot 64a 1800, Crossett lot 6a 100, total 2650, - 33 13 

T. L. Cook, Pelham. 5a 50, saw mill 1000, total 1050, - 13 13 

J. M. Cowan, Springfield. Land 30a 400, - - - - 5 00 
Harrison Barrows, Orange. House 700, small house 150, barn 

loo, mill 2000, land 30a 500, total 3450, - - 43 13 

W. E. Johnson, Orange, land 12a 250, - - - 3 13 



24 
Names and Valuation. Tax. 

John A. Peirce, Amherst. Land 20a 250, - - - 3 13 

Solomon Siblev, Amherst. 1-9 cheese factory 17, land l-9a 3, total 20, 25 
D. V. Putnam's heirs, New Salem. Peirce lot 66a 300, - 3 75 

Frank Lincoln, New Salem. Dunn lot 26a 175, - - 2 18 

J. A. Stacv, New Salem. Bigelow lot 50a 150, - - 188 

Charles E. 'Rogers, New Salem. Land 14a 100, - - -125 

Stephen Ashley, New Salem. Land 30a 200, - - ■> 50 

David Hamilton. New Salem. Land 14a 200, - - - 2 50 

Hiram Winter, New Salem. Barn 100, land 24a 275, 2 horses 

130, 2 cows 50, yearling 12, total 567, - - - 7 90 

Theodore Lindsey, Ohio. House 350, land 3a 250, total 600, 7 50 

Joseph While, New Salem. House 100, barn 100, land 100a 

700, total 900, - - - - - - 11 25 

Jason Powers' heirs, Dana. House 75, barn 100, land 320a 1325, 

total 15()0, ------ 18 75 

Isaac Plumbly, Westfield. Land 24a 100, - 1 -25 

J. W. Morgan, Dana. Land 75a 60i>, - - - 7 50 

W. B. Lincoln, Dana. Land Ufa 600, - - - 7 50 

William Gibbs, Dana. Land 8a 600, - - - • - 7 50 

S. F. Lindsey, Dana. Land 40a 200, - - - 2 50 

Grleason & Doubleday, Dana. Land 28a 250, - - - 3 13 

Charles A. Gleason, Dana. Land 54a 500, - - 6 25 

Amsden <fc Doubleday, Dana. Land 12a 50, 69 

Charles Lindsey, Dana. Rush mountain lot 8a 80. Hale & Co. 

lot 15a 175, Humes pasture 27a 270, - - - 6 56 

Doubleday & Son, Dana. Land 15a SCO, - - - 3 75 

John E. Stowell, Dana. Machinery 700, - - - 8 75 

William Holt, Dana. Machinery 150, - - - 1 88 

Mixter Hamilton, Shutesbury. Land 7a 100, - - - 1 25 

William H. Hemenwav, Shutesbury. Henrv lot 35a 1000. School 

lot 25a 1000, Horr lot 35a 1800, - 47 50 

James Fitts, Saratoga, N. Y. Laud 15a 103, - - -100 

Lewis & McClintock, Ware. Land 15a 50, - 63 

G. D. Paige, Hard wick. Lund 60a 160, - - 2 00 

B. F. Paige, Hardwick. House 300, barn 25, Stacv lot 120a 600, 

Hunt lot 22a 500, total 1425, - - - 17 81 

Mrs. A. E. Kemp, East Douglass. Land 30a 300, - - 3 75 

Mrs. C. S. Reynolds, Leverett. Horse barn 50, land 10a 200, 

total 250, - - - - - - - 3 13 

Mrs. Roxana Brown, Bar re. Pasture 22a 150, - 1 88 

Recor & Gary, Dana. Land 34a 1500, 18 75 

Mrs. Martha A. Burgess, Worcester. Land 7a 100, - - 1 25 

George Brigham, Pelham. Bcaman lot 7a 100, Old place 12a 150, 13 13 
Harriet Brigham's heirs, Pelham. 2 sheep 6. 1st lot 11a 150, 2nd 

lot 40a 325, total 475 - - - - 5 76 

John Arnot, Texas. Land 18a 75, - - - - 93 

Joel F. Pierce. Land 30a 150, - - - - 2 18 



25 
Names of Persons and Property totally Exempt from Tax. 

Mary Berry, widow. Land la 50, house 150, - $200 

Charlotte F. Gilbert. Land la 50, house 400, barn 50, - - 500 

Sally Rider, widow. Land 3a 75, house 175, barn 25, - - 300 
Joseph W. Lindsey's heirs. _____ 

Maria Vaughan, widow. Land 25a 100, 100 

Mary Coolev, widow. Land 10a 100, - 100 

A. S. Oburg, widow. House 100. 100 

Congregational Society Church 600, parsonage 700, barn 200, 

land Ua 500, 2000 

United Brethren Society Church 300, - 300 

State tax, - $165 00 

County tax, - - - - - 273 56 

Town grant, ------ 2,000 00 

Overlayings, - - - - 92 90 



$2,531 46 
Rate per M, $12.50. 



CHESTER H. GRAY, ^) Assessors 
GEORGE F. ALLEN, } of 
ALBERT A. GROUT, ) Prescott. 






OFFICIAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN OF PRESCOTT 



FOR 



18 8 6-7, 



WITH 



The Valuation and Taxes. 




ATHOL, MASS.: 
V rin ted by the Transcript Book and Job Publishing Co., Exchange St., 

1887. 



Annual Report 



OF THE 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN. 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

The Selectmen present the following' Report: 

UNPAID BILLS FOR 1885-6 NOT REPORTED LAST YEAR 

Paid H. A. Peirce, military aid, - 

W. C. Aldrich, error in footing tax of 1885, 

J. I). Barnes, for repairing' highways and opening roads 



* 



HIGHWAYS, SUMMER, 1886. 

Paid A. A. Grout, for labor, - 

W. C. Aldrich, " - - - 

G.H.Upton, " - 

M. AY. Berry, " - 

M. A. Moore, ",-.-- 

Wm. Dickey, " - 

Eugene Barnes, " 

George Dickey, " - - 

Henry Shaw, " 

John F. Cowan, " - - 

A. W. Peirce, 

II. N. Grover, " ... 

Herbert Barnes, " 

H. C. Powers, '" - 

Elmer M. Aiken, " 

David Stone, " - 



J. A. Hemenwav. " 



$29 


11 




85 


6 


57 


$36 


53 


$23 


77 


18 


90 


25 


05 


20 


47 


21 


07 


40 


57 


io 


27 


36 


07 


7 


50 


- 7 


27 


17 


77 


20 


85 


15 


00 


10 


50 


12 


00 


- 1 


50 




75 



Paid J. E. Horr, for labor, - 

Andrew Johnson, " 
W. H. Peirce, " 

W. C. Aldrich, for oxen, * - 

Elmer Aiken, " 

John F. Cowan, " 
Andrew Johnson, " - 

for keeping oxen, - 

for repairs on scraper, and tools and shoeing oxen, 
cash for oxen, - "- - - ,t - - 



Cu. 
By cash received for oxen, ■-..'. 

cost of highways in summer, - 400 46 

BRIDGES. 
Paid C. P. Harrington, for new bridge, - - - 

F. N. Peirce, " near mill, 

for plank and labor on small bridges, 



- 1 


05 


2 


25 


42 


57 


21 


15 


12 


00 


7 


28 




45 


± 23 


2<i 


11 


20 


160 00 


$570 


4<i 


170 


00 



Paid W. C. Aldrich, 
W. H. Peirce, 
M. W. Haskins, 
W. O. Haskins, - 
C. G. Haskins, 
O. L. Wood, 
E. F. Gross, 

E. White, 
A. White, 
A. Hannnm, 

J. A. Hemenway, 
John T. Shaw, 
C. H. Gray, 
M. W. Berry, 

F. M. Thrasher, 

G. F. Allen, 

J. N. Hamilton, 
L. M. Peirce, 
A. D. Thayer, 



SNOW BILLS. 



$70 


00 


10 


20 


23 


(58 


B103 


88 


$15 


90 




60 


4 


12 


1 


05 


2 


37 


- 7 


95 


10 


05 


2 


85 


1 


95 


2 


55 


- 


60 


5 


25 


- 


90 


1 


3."* 


- 2 


40 


10 


78 


1 


05 


3 


4. r . 



Paid Ellis Thayer, 
H> H. Barrows, 
Joseph Stone, 
J. P. Vaughan, 
W. C. Stone, 
J. D: Barnes, 
W. M. Tourtellott, 
Eugene Barnes, 
J. F. Aiken, 
Herbert Barnes, 
W. S. Upton, 
M. F. Brown, 
J. M. Aiken, 
L. S. John son , 
W. F. Wendeurath 
J. C. Paige, 
R. H. Allen, 
R. N-. Horr, 
A. Howard, 
Chas. Freeman, 
A. A. Grout, 
John F. Cowan. 
Joseph E. Bigelow 
N. Whitaker, 
L. A. Upton, 



Cost of highways in summer, - 

bridges, - - - - - 

highways in winter, (snow bills,) 

Total cost of highways, - - * $681 94 

REPAIRS ON TOWN HALL, 

fc>aid for shingles, - - - - - • $47 00 

nails, * - * ■ >■ - - -■ ■ 2 54 

boards, - - - - - - - 2 60 

lime and hair, - - - - - -5 50 

paint, - - * * . - - *- 9 73 

labor shingling, ----- 14 90 

labor painting, - » «■ <- * : .- -8 70 



10 05 




94 


- 


45 




53 


- 


38 


10 


80 


6 


82 


5 


55 


2 


25 


1 


20 


- 3 


15 


13 


23 


- 6 


49 


7 


20 


4 80 


- 1 


87 


* 2 


50 




82 


* 


45 


1 


95 


- 3 


00 


6 


45 


* 3 


15 


2 


70 




60 


$177 60 


400 


46 


103 


88 


177 


60 



Paid for labor plastering, -.---- 24 01 

C11. 
By materials sold, ______ 

Cost of repairs, - 

MILITAEY AID. 
Paid H. A. Peirce, - 

Daniel R. Potter, - 



Due from State on account H. A. Peirce, 
" D.E.Potter. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid Frank J. Berry, for going with hearse, 
A. W. Peirce, remit on 1886 taxes, - 

F. N. Peirce, for recording births, marriages and deaths 
express, postage, stationery and justice fees, 
for printing tax bills, - 

for Counsel fees, - 

for printing Town Reports for 1885-6, 
for printing tax MWs, /2^* : ^*/ / ^/jL* k -0 4 '/& - 

TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid C. H. Gray, as Selectman, Assessor, Overseer of Poor 
and Registrar, _____ 

W. H. Peirce, " " 

A. A. Grout, " " •• - 

J. B. Paige, Superintendent of schools, 
W. F. Wendemuth, " 

L. Crossett, Town Treasurer, _ _ _ 

F. N. Peirce, Town Clerk and Registrar, 
A. W. Peirce, sealer of weights and measures. 

RECAPITULATION . 

Unpaid bills for 1885-6 not reported last year, 
Paid for poor, _..___ 

for highways in summer, - 

" winter, - 



115 


02 


- 1 


90 


$113 


12 


$154 


91 


- 28 


00 


8182 


91 


77 


45 


28 00 


$105 


45 


$10 00 


14 76 


2 


70 


12 


29 


1 40 


4 00 


- 23 


40 


1 40 



$69 9*J* 



43 00 


35 00 


37 


00 


- 14 


25 


35 


25 


15 


00 


4 00 


3 


00 


$186 50 


$36 


53 


• 431 


22 


400 


46 


177 


60 



Paid for bridges, 
Town officers, 
for miscellaneous, 
for repairs on Town Hall, 
for military aid, 



Joseph E. Bigelow, note, 
Outstanding orders, 



LIABILITIES. 



RESOURCES OF THE TOWN 

Due on account of Silas Keniield, 
Due from State for Military Aid, 

" C. P. Harrington for school books, 

" James B. Paige, " 

Money in Treasury, 
Estimated value of school books on hand. 



Balance in favor of town. 



103 88 
186 50 
69 Ssr £a 
113 12 

182 91 



51,704 17 


$200 00 


- 10 


00 


$210 


00 


$6 00 


105 


45 


4 


08 




75 


579 


70 


218 


23 


$914 


21 



$704 21 



C. H. GRAY, ) Selectmen 
W. H. PEIRCE, S of 
A. A. GROUT, ) Prescott, 



Report of the 



OYERSEERS OF THE POOR 



The Overseers of the Poor submit the following Report for the year 
ending March 15, 1887. 

INVENTORY AT FARM. 
9 tons of hay, ----.--• 

6 cows and calf, ------ 

I horse. -------- 

3 Pigs, - 

43 hens, ------- 

60 bushels potatoes, ------ 

20 barrels apples, - - 

250 pork and ham ,------ 

15 gallons soap, _----_. 

cider and vinegar, ------ 

flour and meal, ---"--»-- 

butter and lard, - 

eggs and groceries, ------ 

corn, barley and beans, ----- 

Total stock, hay and provisions, 

household furniture, ------ 

farming tools, ------- 

miscellaneous, ------- 

wood, -------- 

cash on hand, ------- 

$917 01 



$110 00 


240 00 


50 00 


10 00 


- 21 00 


25 00 


30 00 


25 00 


2 00 


5 00 


8 50 


- 2 00 


3 00 


- 7 25 


$538 75 


155 15 


122 05 


53 40 


30 00 


17 66 



9 
EXPENDITURES AT THE FARM. 



groceries, - 

oil, - 

sundries, - - - 

Doctor's bill and medicine, 
hardware and blacksmithing, 
meal and feed, - 
iish, - 
snuff tobacco, 

tea, - - 

flour, - 

palm leaf, - 

dry goods, - 

soap, - - - - 

meat, 
pigs, - 

cows, -.-.-•- 

repairs on express wagon, 
burial expenses of J. V. Lawless, 
" Louisa Pierce, 

Warden's salary, 
inventory of 1886, 
cash on hand, 



RECEIPTS AT THE FARM. 



potatoes, 

apples, 

berries, 

palm leaf hats, 

beef, veal and pork, 

cash paid for highways, 

butter, 

cheese, 

eggs, 

poultry, 

inventory of 1887, 

cash from last year, 



$45 


05 


2 


94 


17 


58 


6 


12 


- 11 


88 


86 


62 


- 6 


34 


1 


51 


4 


62 


- 41 


00 


14 09 


- 4 


18 


3 


14 


6 


59 


- 10 50 


161 


00 


18 


50 


15 


00 


16 


00 


- 300 00 


776 


27 


17 


66 


$1,566 57 


$11 40 


26 


20 


- 


50 


30 


60 


161 


21 


3 


61 




39 


6 


30 


16 


98 


48 


92 


917 


01 


9 


66 


$1,265 


81 



10 

expenditures at farm, - 1,566 57 

receipts at farm, ----- 1,265 81 

Cost of poor at farm, $300 ;<> 

Average cost per week, per pauper, $1,806, 

COST OF POOR AWAY FROM FARM. 

Paid town of Dana for support of J. X. Lawless, 

for support of Monroe Horr, 

for support of Lucy Rider, 

medical attendance on Silas Kenneld. 

support of H. A. Peirce and family, 

$130 !-'- 
Cost of poor at farm, 

away from farm. 

Total cost of poor, $431 22 

CHESTEB H. GRAY, ^Overseers 
WALDO II. PEIRCE, } of the 
ALBERT A. GROUT, ) Poor, 



$6 40 


8 


00 


36 


9:5 


6 


00 




13 


300 


7(i 


130 


46 



REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE AV RIGHT FUND- 

The Trustees have received from the Northampton Institution for 

Savings, the interest on the Wright Fund, which amounts to £40.40, and 
distributed the same as follows: 

To widow Polly Thrasher, -■..-. 

" Sally Rider, - 

To Ira R. Alden, 

To Otis Upton, ...... 

$40 4(i 



*•' 


(Ml 


- 20 


kJ 


10 


do 


.■) 


( o 



\l. H. ALLEN, (Trustees of the 
C. H. GRAY, S Wright Fund. 



TREASURERS REPORT. 



March 10. To balance due from Treasurer, 

May 25. To cash from J. E. Bigelow, - 

June 14. " " ... 

.July 1. To cash received from sale of beef at Town Farm, 

Sept. 3. To cash received from town of Hardwick for support 

of Grange family,, - 

Sept. 10. To cash received from sale of oxen, 
Dec. 7. To cash received on account of Bank tax, 
" " Corporation tax, 

" . for State Aid, 

To cash received from dog fund, 

" Massachusetts School fund, 



Jan. 8. 



1887. 

March 12. To cash received from sale of school books, 

March 18. To cash received from produce on L. Rider place, 
" " tax assessment, 



By paid County tax, 

State tax, - 

Selectmen's orders, 

School Committee's orders, 

J. E. Bigelow's notes and interest, 

printing Town Reports 1885-6, 

insurance on Town farm buildings. 

express on Town book for Town Clerk, 



Dk. 

$642 44 

200 00 

200 00 

69 00 

19 50 

170 00 

- 29 05 

1 44 

7 00 

25 99 

305 91 

1 20 

14 50 

2,969 08 



("ash on hand to balance account, 



$4,655 


11 


Cr 




- $249 54 


150 


00 


2,110 


24 


1,105 


00 


420 


13 


- 23 


40 


12 


50 


4 55 


$4,075 


41 


- 579 


70 



$4,655 11 



L. CROSSETT, Treasurer. 



Report of the 

School Committee 

FOR THE YEAR 1886-7. 



The Committee present the following Report : 

FINANCIAL. 

RECEIPTS. 
Balance on hand from last year, 
Town appropriation, - 

State School Fund, - 
Dog tax, ------ 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid teachers during - the year, 

for fuel, ----- 

for care of school houses, 

Balance in treasury, 

BOOK ACCOUNT. 

Value of books on hand April 1st, 1886, 
Books purchased during the year, 

Books sold during the year, - 

Estimated loss by use, - 

Estimated value of books April 1st, 1887,- 

SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES. 
Teachers' wages, ----- $845 00 



$94 27 






500 00 






305 91 






- 25 99 


$926 


1 7 




1 1 


$845 00 






41 50 






6 00 


$892 


">( ) 




» )* ' 


- 


$33 


67 


$274 84 






20 34 


$295 


1K 


$1 95 


1 ' 


75 00 


$76 

8218 


Qfi 


_ 


23 



13 
Fuel, . . - - 

Care of school houses, - 

Books purchased, - 

Superintendent's pay, __•'-•- 

Hampden Truant School, - 

Sundry supplies furnished, - / 

Conveying children to and from school, 

Total cost of schools for the year, - $1,003 23 



41 


50 


6 00 


20 


34 


49 


50 


10 00 


5 


89 


25 


00 



CONDITION OF THE SCHOOLS. 

The schools, with perhaps one or two exceptions, have been eminently 
successful, and a credit both to teachers and pupils, and we are glad to 
report that the close of the year finds all the schools in excellent condi- 
tion. The examinations showed a thoroughness of study and teaching 
which is highly commendable. Especially is this true of Nos. 2, 3 and 
4. Your Committee are of the opinion that it is far better to employ a 
teacher of experience and ability at $24 per month, than one of no ex- 
perience, and perhaps little or no ability, at $20. Also that it is better 
to hire teachers for the year, or as long as they give general satisfaction. 
For example : the two schools which have had the same teachers during 
the entire year show an advance over all others ; while those which have 
had the same teachers two terms show an advance over the one which 
has had different teachers every term. 

ROLL OF HONOR. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE THREE TERMS: 

Emma Shattuck, Fannie Shattuck, Nettie Johnson. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE TWO TERMS: 

Fannie Grover, Lucia Grovel*, Mary Hamilton, Grace Powers, Bertie 
Powers, Lura Haskins, Nellie Haskins, Ella Haskins, Fannie Vaughan, 
Roland King, Georgie Goddard. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE ONE TERM: 

Abbie Haskins, Lillia Shaw, Hattie Shaw, Bernie Pierce, May Up* 
ham, Lula Hamilton, Elbert Allen, Allie Barnes, Clarence Barnes, War- 
ren Snow, Daisy Peach, Cora Hunter, Fred Alvord, Herbert Barnes, 
Charlie Johnson, Charlie Grout, Charlie Hunter, Mabel Haskins, Ada 



14 

Pierce, Leo Johnson, Thaddie Pierce, Ola Hemenway, Austin Gross, 
Jessie Upton. 

It is only fair to say that, but for the heavy snow storms, many of 
the second list above would have had a place in the first list. The gen- 
eral attendance has been good. Most absence has been on account of 
sickness and blockaded roads. 

SUMMARY OF ATTENDANCE, ETC. 





















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1st Term. 


* 


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Miss Delia P. Aiken. 


20 


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2d Term. 


16 


15.1 


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Miss Agnes E. House. 


24 


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12 





1 


13 


3d Term. 


16 


13.29 


12.17 


Miss Agnes E. House. 


24 


10 


3 


14 





2 


11 


No. 2. 
























1st Term. 


15 


15 


13.4 


Miss Lizzie A. Sloan. 


20 


10 


5 


2 





1 


24 


2d Term. 


14 


13.33 


12.52 


Mrs. Addie D. Powers. 


24 


10 


5 


1 








6 


3d Term. 


14 


14 


12.05 


Mrs. Addie D. Powers. 


24 


10 


2 


2 





1 


9 


No. 3. 
























1st Term. 


23 


20.62 


19.2 


Miss Lura L. Berry. 


24 


10 


5 


11 


1 


3 


14 


2d Term. 


21 


20.32 


18.57 


Miss Lura L. Berry. 


24 


10 


2 


3 





5 


15 


3d Term. 


19 


18.05 


16.5 


Miss Lura L. Berry. 


26 


10 


6 


15 





6 


16 


No. 4. 
























1st Term. 


22 


20.58 


19.47 


Mrs. Nettie M. Upton. 


99 


10 


11 


8 


1 





5 


2d Term. 


24 


22.78 


21.4 


Mrs. Nettie M. Upton. 


24 


10 


9 


4 


1 


3 


12 


3d Term. 


21 


18.8 


17.25 


Mrs. Nettie M. Upton. 


24 


10 


6 


11 





2 


18 


No. 5. 
























1st Term. 


12 


9 


7.75 


Miss Nettie Jones. 


20 


10 





3 








14 


2d Term. 


9 


8.3 


7.7 


Miss Annie Berry. 


18 


10 


1 


6 








12 


3d Term. 


13 


9.82 


7.6 


Mr. Harry W. Abbott. 


20 


10 


1 


15 





2 


6 



* The register containing the records of this term was stolen, there- 
fore the above table is necessarily incomplete. 



13 

REPAIRS. 

Extensive repairs have been made in school houses Nos. 2 and 5, at an 
expense of over $250. But your Committee think that the increased 
comfort of the pupils, and convenience in the rooms, fully repay the ex- 
pense sustained. The new desks and seats are the very best we could 
find, and have been kept in excellent condition, to the credit of the 
pupils. This is also true of those in No. 3. All the school houses ought 
to be painted the coming year. 

A WORD TO PARENTS. 
There is a growing" tendency among the people, if anything is wrong 
in the schools, to go about among their neighbors finding fault with the 
teacher and Committee, and making matters worse by spreading reports 
derogatory to the interests of their schools, not only in their own neigh- 
borhood, but all over town, and even in adjoining towns; and perhaps 
the first your Committee know of any trouble existing, they hear it in a 
neighboring town. All this is wrong. If you have a grievance you 
should come to the Committee instead of going elsewhere with it; for 
how can we right wrongs when we do not know that they exist? or, 
how shall we know of their existence unless you inform us? Your Com- 
mittee will receive you cordially, hear you respectfully, and deal with 
you impartially. 

In order to receive the greatest possible benefit from our schools, it 
is necessary : 

1st, That parents should see to it that their children attend school 
regularly, every day, if possible. 

2d, That they are at school by 9 o'clock, sure. 
3d, That they are encouraged to study at home. 

4th, That nothing is ever said, in their presence, that will prejudice 
them against the teacher. More harm is done in our schools in this way, 
we believe, than in any other. 

5th, That the parents visit the school at least once each term besides 
examination day. You would then be better able to judge whether or 
not the teacher is doing her best, and whether or not your sons and 
^daughters are spending their time to the best advantage. And if, at 
such visits, you see anything in the conduct or work of either pupils or 
teacher, worthy of praise, speak a few words of encouragement to 
them. It will stimulate to better work, and better conduct. In short, 
to have good schools, the parents must cooperate with the teachers and 
Committee. 



16 

APPROPRIATIONS NEEDED. 

Your Committee would suggest that the town make an appropriation 
of $650 for the schools the coming year. 

Respectfully submitted. 

W. F. WENDEMUTH. Superintendent of Schools, 
II. N. GROVER, 
G. L. JOHNSON, 
A. W. PEIRCE. 



VALUATION AND TAXES 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott 



FOR THE YEAR 1886. 



Names and Valuation. 



Tax, 



Wales Aldrich. - -.. --.-.-- 

1 horse 25, 2 oxen 85, 3 cows 80, house 300, barn 150, 
sheds 25, store 250, Henry house 100, Henry barn 75, 
home place 55a 850, Green iot 10a 100, Conkey lot 11a 50, 
Nutting lot 30a 125, Vaughan lot 10a 200, Heniw lot la 50 

West C. Aldrich. - 

horse 75, 2 oxen 120, 3 cows 60, 1 two-years-old 20, house 
300, barn 100, sheds 50, cider mill 75, home place 75a 1000 

George Abbott. - - - - 

Charles J. Abbott. -'•'!■- 

horse 40, 4 oxen 150, 5 cows 135, 1 yearling 18, 1 swine 
15, house 700, barn 200, home place 80a 1700, Egypt lot 
10a 125, 

Milo W. Abbott. ------ 

horse 75, house 300, barn 100, Chapin house 400, Chapin 
barn 100, home place la 50, Chapin place 64a 700, 

John F. Aiken. - - - . - 

2 horses 180, 10 cows 230, 1 swine 8, house 400, barn 200, 
horse barn 75, £ cheese factory 12, home place 60a 1025, 
sprout lot 10a 100, Berry lot 21a 200, cheese factory lot |a 
3, ----._. 

Elmer M. Aiken. - - 

2 oxen 125, ------ 

James M. Aiken. ------ 

horse 75, 2 oxen 110, 3 cows 66, 2 two-years-old 40, 2 
yearlings 20, 2 swine 6, house 450, barn 200, home place 

78a 1000, - - 

Roswell H. Allen. 

3 horses 350, 1 ox 60, 9 cows 270, 4 three-years-old 220, 
6 two-years-old 175, 4 yearlings 60, 1 sheep 4, 4 swine 32, 
house 700, barn 400, store house 75, shed 25, home place 
102a 3000, Piper lot 7a 75, Cleveland lot 25a 300, Black- 
mer lot 8a 15, 

Edward H. Allen. 

George F. Allen. -------- 

3 horses 160, 7 cows 175, 1 two-years-old 18, 1 yearling 



38 98 



29 01 

2 00 



48 25 

27 88 

38 50 
3 88 

31 51 



88 42 
2 00 



Names and Valuation. 



Tax. 



12, 17 sheep 51, 4 swine 28, house 75, barn 125, shed 50, 
home place 120a 1625, - . - 

Ira R. Alden. 

1 cow 25, 1 yearling 14, house 100, home place 35a 150, 

Augustus Alvord. - 

1 cow 28, ----- - 

James D. Barnes. - 

horse 120, 2 oxen 130, 4 cows 110, 1 two-years-old 20, 2 
yearlings 25, 4 swine 34, house 75, barn 425, home place 
66a 875, Woods lot 10a 200, Ayres lot 17a 425, 

Eugene Barnes. - 

John Berry. -_-___ 

4 horses 200, 2 oxen 140, 5 cows 125, 1 yearling 15, 15 
sheep 45, 2 swine 18, house 250, barn 300, shed 50. cider 
mill 100, home place 66a 800, Stockwell lot 23a 100, Old 
place 85a 600, - 

Monroe W. Berry. 

horse 25, 2 cows 50, house 150, barn 75, home place 27a 225 

Henry L. Berry. - - - - - 

Charles W. Berry. ------ 

Betsey Berry. 

horse 35, 2 oxen 95, 3 cows 75, 2 two-years-old 36, 



ling 12, 1 swine 5, house 250, barn 350, shed 25, 



year- 
home 



place 95a 1000 
Harriet Brigham's heirs. 

Old place 12a 175, home lot 40a 425, 
Miss Iantha Brown. 

cow 30, 1 two-years-old 20, f house 150, barn 50, home 

place 55a 550, exempt 500, - 
Marshall F. Brown. 

2 horses 125, 2 oxen 120, 1 cow 28, house 300, barn 100, 
saw mill 550, home place 52a 300, Stone lot 18a 150, 
Vaughan lot 23a 150, Gray lot 30a 120, Little lot 50a 800, 
railroad lot 6a 50, Gibbs lot 22£a 50, 

Brown & Harrington, stock in trade 500, 

Brown & Simmons. Arnot lot 12a 200, - 

Joseph E. Bigelow. - 

money at interest 300, money on hand 200, 

Hiram H. Barrows. - 

horse 140, 3 cows 60, 1 yearling 12, house 150, barn 100, 
home place 54a 375, - 

Lemuel K. Baker. - 

stock in trade 200, horse 125, 1 cow 30, yearling 14, house 
and store 550, barn 200, home place 2a 100, Darby lot 43a 
400, Thayer lot 10a 50, - - - 

Radolphus C. Clark. - 

3 horses 125, 4 cows 100, 1 two years-old 20, 14 sheep 40, 
3 swine 30, house 700, barn 400,'shed 25, home place 130a 
1700, Smith lot 7a 15, 



1 



36 79 
4 34 
2 42 



38 59 

2 00 



43 15 

9 51 
2 00 
2 00 



28 10 
9 00 

4 50 

44 65 
7 50 
3 00 

9 50 
14 56 

27 04 

49 33 



Names and Valuation. 



Tax, 



Andrew Cadrett, Jr. house 50, home lot la 10, - - 

Eli W. Chapin. horse 25, - 

John F. Cowan. 

horse 25, 2 oxen 130, 5 cows 135, 2 two-years-old 40, 1 
swine 10, 2 barns 250, house lot 70a 800, - 

Liberty Crossett. 

stock in trade 1200, horse 125, house and store 600, barn 
100, | cheese factory 12, cheese factory lot ^a 3, 

Mrs. Mariva J. Crosby. 

house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100, old place 11a 175, 

Wilson J. Caswell. - 

Samuel Davis. -_---_-_ 

horse 120, 3 cows 75, 3 two-years-old 48, 5 yearlings 80, 
house 400, barn 275, Holden house 50, Holden barn 25, 
home lot 86a 1425, Holden lot 4a 100, Parker lot 18a 200, 

William Dickey. - ______ 

2 horses 125, 1 cow 25, 3 two-years-old 48, 2 sheep 7, 
house 100, barn 75, home lot 50a 150, 

Betsey Davis heirs. 

£ house 75, house 100, barn 25, home lot 9a 150, land 14a 
125, - 

Jerry Doray. 3 horses 90, 2 cows 40, yearling- 8, 

Mrs. Mary Doray. house 150, barn 200, home lot 185a 550. 

Lewis Doray. 

Alonzo W. Freemau. - 

horse 100, 3 cows 85, 1 swine 4, house 200, barn 150, home 
place 19a 450, plain lot 10a 15, - 

Mellen J. Freeman, horse 75, - 

Edward A. Freeman. _____ 

cow 26, Berry lot 3a 25, Peirce lot 8a 40, 

Charles W. Freeman. 

Andrew Garlick. ________ 

horse 75, 3 cows 66, 3 yearlings 30, 8 sheep 15, 2 swine 16, 
house 125, barn 100, home lot 138a 750, Downing lot 44a 
200, - 

Samuel A. Garlick. _____ 

George H. Garlick. _____ 

Chester H. Gray. _____ 

horse 85, 3 cows 70, 1 two-years-old 18, 2 swine 16, house 
325, barn 100, home lot 55a 625, _____ 

Henry N. Grover. horse 85, cow 25, • - 

Albert A. Grout. _____ 

2 horses 125, 6 cows 120, 1 swine 8, house 225, barn 200, 
shed 25, ^a cheese factory 12, home lot 65a 1200, cheese 
factory lot ^a 3, - - - - - - ' - 

Erastus F. Gross. __. 

horse 40, 2 oxen 80, 5 cows 120, house 125, barn 75, shed 
30, home lot 110a 725, 

Arthur 11. Gross. - 



2 90 

2 38 



22 85 



32 61 

7 13 

2 00 



43 98 



11 96 



( lo 



4 07 


13 


50 


2 


00 


17 


07 


3 


13 


3 


37 


2 


00 



22 66 



1 
1 
1 


2 00 
2 00 


1 
1 


20 59 
3 65 


1 


30 48 


1 


19 93 
2 00 



Names and Valuation. 



o 



Tax. 



Mrs. Eleanor F. Gilbert. 

money at interest 300, house 300, barn 200, shed 25, home 
lot 70a 700, - 

Criton G. Haskins. - 

horse 40, cow 15, 2 swine 8, house 125, barn 75, Pierce 
house 75, barn 25, home lot 30a 250, Pierce lot la 25, Fish 
- lot 10a 125, Haskins lot 7a 75, 

Mason W. Haskins. 

horse 75, 2 cows 50, 1 two-years-old 15, 2 swine 16, house 
200, barn 50, home place 27a 350, - 

Whitney O. Haskins. - 

Haskins & Johnson. - - - 

house 200, barn 100, U. Haskins place 57a 950, 

Park Han num. ------ 

horse 25, 8 cows 216, 4 two-years-old 64, 27 swine 160, 
house 100, barn 125, home place 82a 800, 

Austin P. Hannum. - 

Josiah A. Hemenway. - - 

horse 25, 3 cows 60, 1 yearling 12, house 50, barn 75, Gay- 
lord house 75, Gaylord barn 100, home place 27a 30*0, 
Gaylord place 25a 150, 

Mrs. Laura Horr. 

cow 25, 6 sheep 15, house 175, barn 50, home place 117a 
500, exempt 500, 

John M. Horr. . 

Mrs. Caroline Horr. 

2 oxen 100, 3 cows 60, 1 two years-old 18, house 100, barn 
50, home place 110a 450, exempt 500, - 

Reuben N. Horr. ------- 

James E. Horr. _---._ 

Richard B. Howard. - . - 

horse 35, 4 cows 112, 1 three-years-old 20, 2 swine 18, 
house 200, barn 125, shed 25, home place 88a 875, 

Henry A. Howard. - 

George L. Hunter. .--_._ 
horse 70, 5 cows 125, swine 6, house 100, barn 100, home 
place 42a 900, 

Joseph M. Harrington, barn 50, Oaks lot 80a 500, 

Mrs. Joseph M. Harrington. 

house 75, barn 75, home place 4a 75, Oaks lot 3a 50, 

Clinton P. Harrington, horse 125, Arnot lot 20a 100, 

Andrew Hydes heirs. sprOut lot 7a 150, - 

Joseph N. Hamilton. - 

2 horses 65, 2 cows 45, 2 three-years-old 50, 6 two-years- 
old 95, 2 yearlings 20, 9 sheep 22, 3 swine 19, house 50, 
barn 100, shop 25, home lot 79a 875, Pond lot 9a 75, 

Lysander F. Haskins heirs, land 6a 300, - 

John Hunt. - - - - - - - -- 

Mrs. Eunice M. Ingram. 



22 88 



14 58 



13 35 

2 00 

18 75 



24 36 

2 00 



14 71 



3 98 
2 00 



4 17 
2 00 
2 00 



23 16 

2 00 



22 64 
ll 10 25 



4 13 

5 38 
2 25 



24 59 
4 50 
2 00 



Names and Valuation. 



'o ! Tax. 



& barn 40, shed 50, home lot 31a 400, plain lot 25a 25, 

Mrs. S. Augusta Johnson. 
1 cow 26 1 house 200, barn 200, home place 88a 1050, 

Ansel Johnson. 

horse 125, 3 cows 60, 1 two -years-old 20, 2 yearlings 16, 
12 sheep 39, 1 swine 9, house 250, barn 75, home place 
140a 1200;, - 

Andrew Johnson, horse 75, _____ 

George L. Johnson. ------- 

2 oxen 155, 5 cows 135, 2 three-years-old 60, 2 two-years- 
old 32, 1 swine 18, barn 100, shed 25, home place 94a 
1300, Shaw lot 18a 50, Gaylord lot 30a 150, 

Nelson B. Jones. - - - - - - v - 

horse 75, 4 cows 100, 1 two-years-old 20, house 375, barn 
110, home place 110a 1150, - - - - 

Lyman S. Johnson. - 

horse 75, 2 oxen 120, 4 cows 112, 2 two-years-old 40, 2 
swine 10, house 325, barn 100, £ cheese factory 12, home 
place 79a 2200, Abbott lot 74a 210, cheese factory lot |a 3, 

William H. Johnson. -__--__ 

horse 25, 2 oxen 130, 3 cows 80, 5 yearlings 60, 2 swine 
10, house 300, barn 300, £ cheese factory 12, home place 
76a 1275, cheese factory lot I a 3, 

Joseph H. King. ______ 

2 cows 50, 2 yearlings 28, house 100, barn 100, home place 
68a 550, 

Mariam King. ______ 

2 horses 175, 2 cows 50, 2 yearlings 28, house 300, barn 
100, home place 89a 1100, - 

George W. Lincoln. - 

2 horses 75, 3 cows 75, 2 two-years-old 35, 28 sheep 75, 
house 400, barn 400, home place 293a 1000, 

Leonard Lincoln. - 

David B. Lawless. - - - 

house 200, barn 100, home place 46a 200, 

Lucius Lawless, horse 40, 2 oxen 120, - 

Mrs. Jane May. 

5 cows 135, 2 two-years-old 40, 1 sheep 2, house 100, 2 
barns 125, home place 45a 575, exempt 500, 

A>sa Moore. ----_-___ 

cow 27, 1 sheep 5, house 200, barn 100, mill 150, home 
place 25a 225, ---_-___ 

Myron E. Moore. -- 

Levi G. Osborn. - -'- - - - - - 

2 cows 50, 1 swine 15, house 200, barn 150, home place 8a 
125, Shaw lot 10a 75, King lot 12a 50, 

Frank W. Peirce. - 

Appleton Peirce 2d heirs. 

house 550, barn 150, saw mill 200, home lot 45a 525, Hen- 



7 


73 


22 


14 


29 


01 


3 


13 


32 


38 


29 


31 



50 18 ' ; 

34 93 
14 42 
28 30 



32 90 
2 00 

9 50 

4 40 



7 16 



12 61 

2 00 



11 98 

2 00 



Names and Valuation. 



^ 



ry lot 24a 450, _____ 

Frederick N. Peirce. horse 110, 2 cows 50. 

Herbert E. Peirce. --.-■-- 

David F. Peirce. -_-_-_ 

horse 25, 2 oxen 120, 5 cows 125, 1 yearling' 12, house 300, 
barn 350, * cheese factory 12. home place 182a 2350, 
cheese factory lot }n 3, 

Mrs. David F. Peirce. house 175, barn 75, home place 2a 75, 

Daniel T. Peirce. 

cow 25, 2 two years-old 35. house 275, barn 100, home 
place 70a 600, 

Appleton Peirce heirs. 

house 175, barn 100, home place 50a 600, Fish lot 11a 100, 

Frederick E. Peirce. - 

horse 80, 2 oxen 80, 1 cow 22, 1 two-years-old 20, 2 sheep 
6, 1 swine 4, house 250, barn 125. home place 04a 600, 

Madison Peirce. ------ 

cow 27, 1 two-years-old 23, house 275, barn 100, home 
place 16a 250, - 

Algernon W. Peirce. ---".-- 

horse 75, 3 cows 66, house 200. barn 150, home place 25a 
500, - - - - 

Clesson Peirce. ------ 

horse 100, cow 20, 1 two-years-old 20, house 300, barn 
150, home place 62a 700, 

Waldo II. Peirce. ________ 

cow 25, house 275, home lot &a 25, Peirce Jot 28a 125, 

Joel F. Peirce. ------ 

Luman P. Peirce. horse 65, land 187a 1300, 

Linus M. Peirce. horse 80, - 

Hermau C Powers, yearling 18, - 

Frederick L. Potter. - 

Daniel Ii. Potter, house 150, barn 50, home place Ua 25, 

Puf us Powers heirs, house 150. barn 50, home place 58a 600, 

Christopher "VV. Paige. - - 

2 horses 100, 2 oxen 160, 9 cows 200, 2 yearlings 34, 2 
swine 18, house 350, barn 250, ^ cheese factor}' 12. home 
place 104a 2400, cheese factory lot |a 3, 

Warren B. Paige, stock in trade 100, horse 50. 

John C- Paige. ------ 

Charles W. Paige, - 

F. B. Paige & Son. 

2 horses 150, 7 cows 225, 1 two years-old 25, 1 yearling 
15, 2 swine 18, house 600, barn 300, cider mill 250, vine- 
gar house 150, creamery 25, home place 84a 2100, plain lot 
9a 100, 

Francis B. Paige. ------ 

James B. Paige. - 

Edwin J. Paige. ------- 



Names and Valuation. 



•3 Tax. 



house 175, burn 25, home place la 50, Hunter lot 5a 150, 
Akliii D. Eeed. - 

3 horses 120, 2 oxen 100, 3 cows 75, 3 two-years-old 45, 

6 yearlings 60, 11 sheep 35, 2 swine 15, house 550, barn 

350, shed 25, £ cheese factory 12, home place 115a 2250, 

cheese factory lot Ja 3, - 

aIi-s. Abagail Russell. 

2 cows 54, house 450, barn 100, shed 25, home place 32a 

350, exemj)t 500. _____ 

Joseph Stone. ______ 

horse 65, 2 cows. 45, house 150, barn 100, home place 40a 

350, Johnson lot 12a 100, 
Joseph F. Stone. - 

Mlllis C. Stone. - 
Joseph N. Shaw. ----- 

2 horses 200, 2 cows 50, 2 yearlings 25, 3 swine 24, house 

375, barn 125, blacksmith shop 150, home place 70a 500, 
Howard I: Shaw. ------ 

Walter O. Shaw. ------ 

Oeorge W. Shaw. - - - 

2 horses 125. 5 cows 110, 20 sheep 65, 1 swine 10, house 

350, barn 150, home place 60a 1300, , 
Charles W. Shattuck. _-____. 

2 horses 100, 5 cow T s 125, 1 three-years-old 20, 3 yearlings 

36, 1 swine 8, house 200, barn 175, home place 100a 750. 
Jonathan E. Shores. _____ 

horse 125, cow 30. house 350, barn 150, home place 10a 

350, pasture 9a 50, 
George L. Stacy. ______ 

Alpheus Snow. ------ 

Addison D. Thayer. ------ 

house 200, barn 100, Schnyder house 50, barn 25, home 

place 89a 1025, Schnyder lot 30a 200, 
Mrs. Addison D. Thayer. 

horse 90, 3 cows 81, yearling 12, Vaughan lot 25a 800, 
Samuel Thrasher. -------- 

2 horses 140, 5 cows 130, 2 swine 12, house 150, barn 75, 

home place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, 
Fred M. Thrasher, cow 27, - - - 

Oscar A. Titus. - - 

house 300, barn 100, shop 50, home place 8a 125, 
William M. Tourtellotte. cow 27, - 

Charles W. Thayer, cow 27, 
Henry S. Upton. ------ 

cow 27, yearling 10, swine 4, house 150, barn 100, home 

place 50a 250, -__ 

Lewis I. Upton. -- 

(Mis Upton. _-__-_-__ 

George H. Upton. 2 cows 40, ----- 



6(j 60 



7 19 



14 15 
2 00 
2 00 



i 23 74 

l| 2 00 

1 2 00 

l! 



no p - 



17 83 
2 00 

2 00 



26 00 



14 





20 11 


1 


2 41 


1 






10 63 


1 


2 41 


1 


2 41 


1 






10 12 


1 


2 00 


1 


2 00 


1 


2 60 



Names and Valuation, 



Tax 



Willard S. Upton. 

horse 50, 2 cows 44, 2 three-years-old 60, house 150, barn 
100, home place 59a 400, - 

Ervin D. Vaughan. - 

horse 50, cow 25, house 450, barn 250, old place house 
250, barn 100, home place 70a 700, - . . 

Walter S. Vaughan. - 

cow 28, house 150, barn 50, home place Ha 100, 

Howard A. Vaughan. cow 25, - 

Dexter M. Vaughan. - 

horse 25, 3 cows 75, 1 two-years-old 20, 2 yearlings 36, 
house 100, Henry barn 100, home place 41)a 350, Henry lot 
. 40a 500, - 

Mrs. Clarinda Vaughan. 

cow 25, house 275, barn 100, horse barn 100, home place 
126a 775, - - - 

Joseph P. Vaughan. - 

horse 50, cow 27, 1 two-years-old 27, house 200, barn 50, 
home place 80a 250, old place 54a 275, - 

Dexter Wheelock. - 

cow 32, house 100, barn 50, home place 28a 150, 

Ellis White. ------ 

2 oxen 115, 4 cows 60, 1 three-years-old 30, 3 yearlings 40, 

Anson A. White. -.-_..- 

Nelson Whitaker. ------ 

horse 25, 2 cows 50, 2 yearlings 24, house 300, barn 100, 
home place 40a 650, Titus lot 30a 200, 

Thomas Wheeler. -____- 

cow 30, 1 two-years-old 20, house 200, barn 125, home 
place 67a 525, - 

George M. Webber. - 

2 horses 100, 8 cows 165, 1 yearling 18, 1 swine 6, house 
200. barn 500, home place 118a 1800, 

Oliver L. Wood. 

horse 120, 2 oxen 145, 6 cows 150, 10 yearlings 120, 3 
swine 20, house 200, barn 100, shed 25, home place 140a 
1500, out lot 55a 600, 

John Wood. _-_-._ 

horse 75, 2 cow T s 45, 2 swine 10, house 225, barn 75, Rus- 
sell house 150, barn 100, home place 55a 250, Russell 
place 70a 300, - - - - - 

James F. Wood. ------ 

Willard A. Witherell. house 200, home place 5a 50, 

William F. Wendemuth. land 72a 400, 

Napoleon Welcome. - 

Samuel Welcome, horse 75, cow 25, - 



1 
1 



14 16 



29 3« 

(i 92 
2 38 



20 o<» 



1<> 13 



15 


09 


6 


98 


5 


68 


2 


00 


22 


21 


14 


25 



43 84 



46 71 



20 45 
2 00 
5 75 
8 00 

2 00 

3 50 



Non-Residents. 



Names and Valuation. Tax. 

J. M. King, Athol. Peirce lot 44a 550, - $8 25 

J. M. Piper, Athol. Plain lot 10a UK), - - - - - 150 

Fay & Newton, Athol. Bailey lot 45a 100, - 150 

•J. W. Estey's heirs, Greenwich. Land 65a 350, - 5 25 

Horace Clark, Greenwich. Land 40a 400, - 6 00 

Hiram Caswell, Greenwich. Land 77a 300, - - - - 4 50 

P. T. Haskell, Greenwich. Land 31a 500, - 7 50 
Frank C. Powers, Greenwich. Land 30a 200, - - - - 3 00 
Smith Kelly's heirs, Greenwich. Land 100a 1000, - - 15 00 

Elroy Drinkwater, Greenwich. Land 20a 300, - - 4 50 
William Manley, Greenwich. Land 20a 200, - - - - 3 00 

Baxter Whitcomb's heirs, Greenwich. Land 30a 150, - - 2 25 

Smith Cutler, Greenwich. * Land 69a 700, - - - 10 50 

Linus Tourtellotte, Greenwich. Land 72a 525, mill lot 2a 25, 8 25 

" " Pasture 20a 250, - - 3 75 

John A. Wheeler, Greenwich. Land 7a 100, - - 1 50 

Washington P. Frye, Greenwich. Land 6a 50, - - 75 

S. K. Vaughan's heirs, Greenwich. Land la 25, - - 38 

S. P. Bailey, Greenwich. Little lot 88a 500, South lot 6a 50, 8 25 

C. 3ST. Powers, Greenwich. Land 4a 50, , - - 75 
H. B. Hodgkin, Greenwich. Land 10a 300, - - - 4 50 

Miss Amelia Root, Greenwich. Land 22a 150, - - 2 25 

Brigham Nutting, Greenwich. Land 3a 25, 38 
M. N. Horr, Spencer. Land 45a 150, - - - - 2 25 

Mrs. Susan, Newbury, Enfield. Land 11a 100, - - 1 50 
William B. Downing, Enfield. Haskins lot 42a 150, Crossett lot 

10a 50, Stetson lot 150a 500, 10 50 

L. & J. Thurston, Enfield. House and barn 200, Johnson lot 

90a 700, - - - - - . - 13 50 
Charles Schnyder, Enfield. House and barn 350, Powers place 

25a 350, - - 10 50 

Gillett & Flint, Enfield. Peirce place 65a 200, - - - - 3 00 
Joseph Mayhew's heirs, Pelham. Land 8a 75, - - - - 1 13 

George H. Wilson, Pelham. Land 18a 100, - - - - 1 50 
Harrison Horr's heirs, Pelham. Land 30a 50, - - - - 75 
David Shores, Pelham. Hunt lot 15a 50, Abbott lot 70a 700, A. 

Conkey lot 64a 1500, Crossett Jot 6a 100, - - 35 25 

T. L. Cook, Pelham. Saw mill 700, land 5a 50, - - 11 25 

J. M. Cowan, Springfield. Land 30a 500, - - - 7 50 
Harrison Barrows, Orange. House 700, small house 150, barn 

100, mill 2000, land 30a 500, - - - - 57 75 

W. E. Johnson, Orange. Land 12a 250, - - - 3 75 



10 

Names and Valuation. Tax. 

John A. Peirce, Amherst. Land 20a 250, - - 3 75 

Solomon Sibley, Amherst. ^ cheese factory 12, land ^a 3, 15, 23 

D. V. Putnam, New Salem. Land 66a 300,* - - - 4 50 

Frank Lincoln, New Salem. Dunn lot 26a 175, - - 2 63 

J. A. Stacey, New Salem. Bigelow lot 50a 150, - - 2 25 

Charles E. Rogers, New Salem. Land 14a 100, - - 1 50 

David Hamilton, New Salem. Land 14a 200, - - 3 00 
Hiram Winter, New Salem. 2 horses 130, 2 cows 45, yearling 

12, barn 100, land 24a 275, - - - - - 8 44 

Joseph White. New Salem. House 100, barn 100, land 100a 700, 13 50 

Stephen Ashley, Leverett. Land 30a 200, - - 3 00 

Mrs. C. S. Reynolds, Leverett. Horse barn 50, land 10a 200, 3 00 

Theodore Lindsey, Ohio. House 350, land 3a 250, - 9 00 

Jason Powers heirs, Dana. House 75, barn 100, land 320a 1025, 18 00 

J. W. Morgan, Dana. Land 75a 600, - - - - 9 00 

W. B. Lincoln, Dana. Land 100a 550, - - - 8 25 

William Gibbs, Dana. Land 8a 300, - - - - 4 50 

S. F. Lindsey, Dana. Land 40a 200, - - - 3 00 

Gleason & Doubleday, Dana. Land 28a 250, - - 3 75 

Charles A. Gleason, Dana. Land 54a 500, . - - - 7 50 

Amsden & Doubleday, Dana. Land 12a 50, - - - 75 
Charles Lindsey's heirs, Dana. House 50, Brush mountain lot 

8a 80, Humes pasture 27a 270, J. W. Lindsey place 95m 

200, - - 9 00 

Lucius Doubleday, Dana. Lindsey lot 15a 175, - - - 2 63 

Doubleday & Son, Dana. Land 15a 300, - - - 4 50 

John E. StoWell, Dana. Machinery 700, - - - 10 50 

Wm. Holt, Dana. Machinery 50, - - - - 75 

Ffcecor & Cary, Dana. Land 34a 100, - - - - 1 50 

Mixter Hamilton, Shutesbury. Land 7a 100, - - 1 50 
Wm. J. Hemenway, Shutesbury. Horr lot 35a 2300, Henry lot 

35a 1200, School lot 25a 1000, - - - - 67 50 

James Fitts, Saratoga, N. Y. Land 15a 100, - - 1 50 

Milton Lewis, Ware. Land 15a 50, - - - - 75 

Geo. D. Paige, Hardwick. Land 60a 160, - - - 2 40 
B. F. Paige, Hardwick. House 250, barn 15, Stacey lot 120a 

750, Hunt lot 22a 500, - - 22 73 

Mrs. E. A. Kemp, East Douglass. Land 30a 300, - - - 4 50 

Mrs. Roxana Brown, Barre. Oakes pasture 22a 150, - - 2 25 

Mrs. Martha Burgess, Worcester. Land 7a 100, - 1 50 

George Brigham, Pelham. Beaman lot 7a 100, Old place 12a 175, 4 13 

John Arnot, Texas. Laud 18a 75, 1 13 

Isaac Plumbley, Westfield. Land 24a 100, ... - 1 50 



n 
Names of Persons and Property totally Exempt from Tax. 

Mrs. Pamelia Abbott. Cow 30, house 300, h barn 50, distillery 

50, home place 2a 40, $470 

Mrs. Mary Berry. House 150, laud la 50, - 200 

Miss Charlotte F. Gilbert. House 400, barn 50, land la 50, - 500 

Mrs. Sally Eider. House 175, barn 25, land 3a 75, - - - 275 

Mrs. Maria Vaughan. Land 25a 100, - - - - 100 

Mrs. Marv Cooley. Land 10a 100, - - - 100 
Mrs. A. S. Oburg. House 100, - - - - - 100 

Congregational Society. Church 600, parsonage 700, barn 200, 

land 11a 500, ------ 2000 

United Brethren Society. Church 300, - - - 300 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Total number of Polls, - 

Tax on each poll, ------ 

Total value of Personal Estate, - 

Total value of Real Estate, ..--., 

Total value May 1st, 1886, - 

Total tax for State. Countv and Town purposes, 

Kate per $1000, - - - - 

Money secured by mortgage $500, unsecured $800, total, 
Total number of horses, -.-■■-._ 

" cows, - 

" sheep, - 

" neat cattle other than cows, 

a swine, -.--•- 

" dwelling houses, 

" acres of land assessed in the town, 

" * tax payers, - 

Number of persons paying a tax on property, 
Number of persons paying a poll tax, only, 



- 


138 


$2 00 


23,630 00 


155,755 00 


179,385 


00 


2,967 


08 


15 


00 


1,300 00 


- 98 




260 




131 




189 




- 91 




109 




11,015 




238 




201 




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CHESTER H. GRAY, ) Assessors 
WALDO H. PEIRCE, > of 
ALBERT A. GROUT, ) Prescott. 



OFFICIAL REPORTS 



— OF THE- 






re$cott 



FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 



1887 



WITH THE— 



VALUATION AND TAXES. 



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ATHOL, MASS.: 
Athol Transcript Co., Printers, 41 and 43 Exchange Street. 



1888. 

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J^JSTISTTJ J^.Xj REPORT 



OF THE 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN. 



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To the Citizens of Prescott: 

HIGHWAYS IN SUMMER. 

Paid M. W. Berry, Agent, - $48 35 

E. F. Gross, " - - - 2G 12 

J. A. Hemenway, " - - - 47 47 

J. N. Shaw, " - - - 41 96 

G. F. Allen, " ... 64 50 

A. D. Thayer, " 29 10 

M. W. Haskins, " - - - CI 87 

J. Stone, " - - 19 35 

R. H. Allen, " CO 48 

W. II . Johnson, " - - 27 93 

J.F.Wood, " - - - - 25 15 

L.Lincoln, " - - - 28-75 

J. E. Hour, " - - - 26 50 

G. M. Webber, " - - - 25 45 

N. Whitaker, " - - - - 25 00 

J. F. Aiken, " - - - 1 00 



BRIDGES. 

Paid J. A. Hemenway, - - - 94 

J. N. Shaw, - - - - - - 48 91 

E. F. Gross, - - - - 45 23 

J. F. Wood, - - - - - 44 19 

L.Lincoln, - - - - - 20 75 



>58 98 



J. E. Horr, ..:.-. 

G. L. Johnson, - 

R. H. Allen, 

M. W. Berry, - 

A. D. Thayer, 

C. P. Harrington, for lumber, 

G.F.Allen, 

J. P. Vaughan, - 

HIGHWAYS IN WINTER. 

Paid Geo. F. Allen, 
M. "\V. Haskins, - 
J. A. Hemenway, 
M. W. Berry, - 
J. N. Shaw, - 

J. E. Horr, .... 

R. II. Allen, - 
Leonard Lincoln, - 

J. F. Wood, 
Nelson Whitaker, 
Geo. M. Webber, 
W. H. Johnson, - 

Park Han num, 
Joseph Stone, - 

Harry L. Vaughan, ... 
A. D. Thayer, 
J. D. Barnes, - . - 

Paid for opening roads after March 15, 188" 
Total cost of highways in summer, 
" " winter. 

Total cost of bridges, - 

TOWN FARM. 



Paid W. S= Vaughan, salary from April 1st, to May 1st, 
W. O. Haskins and wife salary, 
for drawing manure, plowing and seeding land, 
for grass seed and oats, - 

for haying, 

for auction bills, ---.-. 
for barn fastening and labor. - 



- 


8 87 


- 


29 59 


- 


1 20 


- 


5 04 


- 


6 59 


- 


22 37 


- 


4 00 


- 


- 4 35 


SNOW BILLS. 


- 


$21 07 


- 


38 25 


- 


27 29 


- 


38 47 


- 


- 42 97 


- 


5 71 


- 


23 40 


- 


19 87 


- 


- 27 79 


- 


38 92 


- 


20 17 


- 


40 59 


- 


49 6o 


- 


- 33 15 


- 


2 G3 


- 


- 27 93 


- 


46 79 


, 


do 26 


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558 98 


- 


510 Go 


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242 03 



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$1366 92 
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$152 95 



TOWN FARM. 



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By 15 tons of good hay 



Balance in favor of farm, - 

MISCELLANEOUS. 
Adv. of Mrs. Abbie Lindsey, (Spring-field Republican,) 
Tax books, ------ 

Burial of Abbie Lindsey, 

D. T. Peirce, for erecting- 10 guide boards and 7 posts, 

Money tendered Park Hannum for damage on highways, 20 00 

Tax bills, - - 

Coffin for Mrs. A. Lindsey, - 

A. W. Freeman, for services as committee to purchase 

Town Farm, -.■-.'-■■-.- 

M. W. Berry, for going with hearse, 
J. F. Aiken, damage on highway, - 

Loring A. Wood, " - 

T. L. Cook, " . - . 

F. N. Peirce, for recording births, marriages and deaths, 7 25 
F. N. Peirce, for a box, - - - - 1 00 

F. 1ST. Peirce, blank book, naturalization blanks, - 2 40 

Sundry repairs on school houses, supplies, express and 

postage, as per bill of school committee, - 21 64 

A. W. Peirce, for use of sleigh for hearse, - 50 

Postage and stationery, - - - - 2 99 

F. J. Berry, for going with hearse, and to Enfield and 

use of sleigh, - - - * 6 50 

Remit on taxes, - - 11 34 

TOWN OFFICERS. 

J. P. Vaughan, for services as Selectman, Assessors, 

Overseers of Poor and Registrar, - - 42 00 

W. TT. Peirce, " " " 54 75 



37 49 




23 62 




7 50 




10 60 




7 50 




2G 95 




22 50 


136 16 

200 00 


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336 16 



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$183 21 



$141 37 



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J. F. Wood, for services as Selectman, Assessor, 

Overseer of Poor, and Registrar, - 31 90 
J. N. Peirce, services as Registrar, - - 1 25 
L. Crossett, services as Treasurer, - - 15 00 
H. N. Grover, Superintendent of schools, - 12 25 
W. F. Wendemuth, " " - 21 91 
A. W. Peirce, services as sealer of weights and meas- 
ures, - 3 00 

MILITARY AID. 
Paid D. R. Potter, .... 

W. A. Wetherell, . . - 

INDIGENT SOLDIERS' AID 

Paid Lucien M. Titus, - 

RECAPITULATION. 
Highway orders, - 

Poor farm " 

Miscellaneous orders, - 

Town officers, - 

Military aid, -----. 
Support of poor, ----- 

Total amount of orders given, - 

LIABILITIES. 

Margaret Johnson's note, - 180 00 

Due for support of Lucy A. Rider, from Jan. 1, about 45 00 

" Melissa Lawless, " " 25 00 

Outstanding" school committee order, - - 48 00 



- 48 00 


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39 00 






$87 00 
9G 00 


- 


$1,366 92 




152 95 




- 141 37 




185 06 




• 183 00 




318 G2 




2,347 92 





$298 00 



RESOURCES. 

Dae from State on account of Military aid. - 135 00 

Estimated value of hay on Town Farm, - 200 00 

School books on hand, - 169 93 

Cash on hand, ----- 557 17 

1,062 10 

Balance in favor of town, ----- $764 10 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. P. VAUGH AN,) Selectmen 
^Y. H. PEIRCE, S of 
J. F. WOOD, ) Prescott, 



IR/IEIR/OlR/r 



OF THE 



OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 



Paid for commitment of Lucy A. Rider to Northampton 

Lunatic Hospital, - - - 11 30 

Paid board, - - - - - 110 62 

clothing, - - - - - - 7 27 

Cost of support of Lucy A. Rider from May 10, to 

Jan. 1, - - - -.■ - - $129 19 

Paid E. F. Gilbert, for boarding- Melissa Lawless, 74 85 

for clothing, - - - - 6 67 



Cost of support of M. Lawless, from April 12, to Jan. 

1, 1888, 81 52 

Paid for medical attendance on Ellen E. Peirce, 12 00 

G. R. Paige, for supplies for " - 33 96 

Mrs. Blair for care of " ■ 12 00 



57 96 



Paid burial expenses of Sally Rider, - - 22 25 

support of Silas Kentfield, - - 27 70 

Total, - - $318 62 

Received from Belchertown for support of S. Kentfield, 



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Total cost of pooi-, - - $284 92 



J. P. VAUGH AN,} Overseers 
W. H. PEIRCE, } of 
J. F. WOODS, ) Poor. 



REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE WRIGHT FUND. 

The Trustees have received from the Northampton Institute for Sav- 
ings the interest on the "Wright Fund, amounting to $40 40, and have 
distributed the same as follows : 

To Ira R. Alden, - - - - - 15 00 

George H. Upton, - - - - 13 14 

Otis Upton, - - - - 5 00 



Widow Sallv Rider 



7 26 



$40 40 



R. II. ALLEN, ~) Trustees of 

J. P. VAUGHAN, } Wright 

C P. HARRINGTON. ) Fund. 



TREASURERS REPORT. 



Treasurer. Dr. 

1887. 
March 18, , To balance on settlement, - - $579 70 

July 2. Received cash/from Mrs. M. Johnson, 180 00 

Dec. 10. Received Corporation tax, - - 1 50 

Received National Bank tax, - - - 29 35 

Received State Aid, - - - 93 46 

Dec. 17. Received from Belchertown for account of 

Silas Kentfield, - - - - 33 70 

1888. 
January 12. Received of Hampden County Treasurer, 

money returned on account of Truant law, 10 00 

January 24. Received dog fund, - - - 41 14 

January 26. Received Income Mass. ScIujI Fund, 306 16 
January 26. Received from sale of property at Town 

Farm, ----- 502 73 

Received from sale of produce sold from Town Farm, 136 16 
Tax assessment, - 

Received from sale of school book, 



By paid orders Selectmen, - 

orders School Committee, 
printing town reports, 
J. E. Bigelow, note and interest, 
County tax, ' - - - 

State tax, - - . 

Insurance QU Town flan.. 
Express charges, ","'•" 

Interest on monp v bprrqwqd in anticipation of 

taxes, - - - - 10 00 

?m\\ (9 JffllanpPi - • * " h ~rf 17 A 

<— t*> $4,466 1% 

L, C1IQ8SETT, Tvofisu^or, 



2,552 32 




30 






$1,466 52 






Cr. 


$2,349 92 




831 94 




24 25 




- 203 90 




249 69 




- 225 00 




10 00 


- 


4 65 





REPORT 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE, 

FOR THE YEAR 1887-8. 



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The Committee present the following Report: 

FINANCIAL. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand from last year, - - 33 67 

Town appropriation, - - - 500 00 

State School Fund, - - - - - 306 16 

Dog tax, - - - - - - 41 U 



EXPENDITURES. 

For teachers' salaries, - $795 00 

fuel, 32 38 

care of school houses, - - - - 6 75 



Books sold, ------ 30 

Estimated loss bv use, - - - - 60 00 



i a 



$880 97 



831 13 



Balance, - - - - $16 81 

BOOK ACCOUNT. 

Value of books April 1st, 1887, - - - $218 2o 

Books purchased during the year, - - 12 00 



$2.0 23 



$60 30 



Estimated value April 1st, 1888, - - - - $169 93 

SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES. 

Teachers' salaries, - 795 00 

Fuel, - - - - - - - 32 38 

Care of school houses, - - - - - 6 75 

Books purchased, - - - - -12 00 

Postage, express, repairs and supplies, - - 31 52 

Freight on school furniture, 1886, - - 5 91 



$883 bS 



11 

ROLL OF HONOR. 

Perfect in attendance three terms: 
George E. Upton, Lura A. Haskins, Walter E. Pierce, Georgic God- 
dard, Ralph II. Yaughan. 

Perfect two terms : 
May L. Upton, Florence A. Upton, Blanche E. Upton, Laura S. 
Pierce, Fannie E. Grover, Lucia L. Grover, Ruth R. Grover, Fannie II. 
Yaughan, Nellie M. Haskins, Ella M. Haskins, Ada L. Pierce, Grace B. 
Thayer, Ellis Pierce. 

Perfect one term : 
Lilla M. Shaw, Ethel Y. Yaughan, Hattie M. Hemenway, Alice 
Thresher, Nellie Pierce, Mary Hamilton, Grace Powers, Hattie L. Cow- 
an, Bert Powers, Wallace Pierce, Emma Shattuck, Fannie Shattuck 
Frank Aiken, Nettie Johnson, Preston Pierce, Roland King and Jessie 
L'pton. 



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1st Term. 
2d Term. 
3d Term. 

No. 2. 
1st Term. 
2d Term. 
3d Term. 

No. 3. 
1st Term. 
2d Term. 
3d Term. 

No. 4. 
1st Term. 
2d Term. 
3d Term. 

No. 5. 
1st Term. 
2d Term. 
3d Term. 



15.88 
16.75 
12.22 



12.9312.26 
14.59 13.3 
10.47 1 8.85 



Miss Agues E. House. 
Mr. W. H. Pierce. 
Mr. W. II. Pierce. 



Miss Mary L. Gaboon , 
Miss Ellen F. Cowan. 
Mr. H. A\ r . Abbott. 



14.85 1 13.95 Miss Lura L. Berry. 
12.69 10.88 Miss Agnes E. House. 
12.38 11.00 Mr. AY. F. AYendemntli 



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3.72 



15.06 Mrs. Addie D. Powers. 
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7.68 

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Miss Lula M. Hamilton. 



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REMARKS. 

There have been but twenty-eight weeks of school the past year, di- 
vided into three terms. We have endeavored to procure good teachers, 
and have generally been successful. The schools have appeared well at 
different times when we have visited them, and showed a good degree 
of progress at the close of the year. 

There has been considerable sickness in the schools during the past 
year, making the average attendance considerably less than it otherwise 
would have been, especially in Districts Nos. 1, 2 and 5. Some repairs 
are needed on school-house No. 4, to make it comfortable before another 
winter. 



IT. N. GROVER, } School Committee 

W. F. WENDEMUTIT, } of 

C. P. HARRINGTON, ) Prcscott. 



VALUATION AND TAXES 



OF THE- 



TOWN OF PRESCOTT, 



FOR THE YEAIi 



1887-8 



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VALUATION AND TAXES. 



Names and Valuation. 



Wales Aldrich ------ 

1 horse 25, 2 oxen 90, 2 cows 45, 2 yearlings 20, 1 house 
300, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, 1 store 200, Henry house 100, 
Henry barn 75, home place 55a 850, Green lot 10a 100, 
Conkey lot 11a 50, Nutting lot 80a L50, Vaughan lot 10a' 
200, Henry lot la 50, 

West C. Aldrich. horse G5, - 

Aldrich & Tourtellott. 

! 2 oxen 105, 5 cows 120, house 300, barn 100, 2 sheds 50, 

cider mill 75, home place 75a 1000, - 

Milo W. Abbott. - - 

horse 75, 2 cows 35, 2 two-vears-old 16, swine G. house (on 

hill) 300, barn 75, house 4Q0, barn 100, shed 25, land on 

hill la 50, home place 64a 675, 
John F. Aiken. ------ 

2 horses 175, 9 cows 260, house 350, barn 200, horse barn 
75, I cheese factory 12, home place GOa 1050, sprout lot 
10a 100, Berry lot 2ia 200, cheese factory lot J a 3, 

Elmer M. Aiken. 2 oxen 125, - 

James M. Aiken. ------ 

horse 75, 4 oxen 190, 3 cows 85, 1 two-years-old 18, 2 year- 
lings 30, 2 swine 10, house 450, barn 200, home place 78a 
1000, ------- 

lloswell A. Allen. - - 

3 horses 275, 4 oxen 2G0, 9 cows 225, 5 two-year-olds 120, 
5 yearlings 60, 1 sheep 5, 2 swine 25, house 700, barn 400, 
store house 75, shed 25, home place 102a 3000, Piper lot 7a 
75, Cleveland lot 25a 300, Blackmer lot 8a 15, 

Edward H. Allen. ----- 

George F. Allen. ----- 

3 horses 185, 7 cows 200, 2 two-years-old ')',), 2 yearlings 
18, 22 sheep G5, 2 swine 14, house 75, barn 125, shed 50,! 
home place 120a 1625, - 

Eugene Barnes. - 

James D. Barnes. - 

4 cows 115, 2 two-years-old 50, 2 yearling? 25, 1 swine 12, 
house 75, barn 425', home place 66a 875, Wood's lot 10a 200. 
Ayers lot 17a 425, 1 horse 120, 2 oxen 150, 

John Berry. __-_-- 

3 horses 230, 2 oxen 115, 5 cows 110, 15 sheep 45, 2 swine 
25, house 250, barn 300, shed 50. cider mill 100. home 
place 66a 800, Stockwell plain lot 23a 100, old place 85a 600, 

Monroe W. Berry. - 

jiursq 45 s 3 qqws 80. lioijse 150, bum 75, homo place 27m J00, 



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Names and Valuation. 



Tax, 



4 cows 110, 2 two m 

2 barns 350, shed 25, home place 



Henry L. Berry. 
Charles W. Berry. - 

2 horses 90, 2 oxen 115, 

yearling 12, house 250, 

95a 1000, 
Harriett Brig-ham's heirs. - 

old place 12a 200, home place 10a 425, 
lanthia Brown. ------ 

cow 20, | house 150, barn 100, home place 55a 450, exempt 

500, 

Brown & Harrington, stock in trade 500, 
Brown & Simonds. Arnot lot 12a 200, - 
Marshal F. Brown. - 

2 horses 110, 2 oxen 100, 2 cows 55, 1 swine 7, house 250, 

barn 100, saw mill 550, home place 52a 300, Stone lot 18a 

150, Vaughan lot 23a 150, Gray lot 30a 125, Little lot 50a 

800, Railroad lot 6a 50, Gibbs lot 2£a 40, 
Hiram H. Barrows. 

1 horse 150, 4 cows 100, house 150, barn 100, home place 
54a 375, - 

Lemuel K. Baker. ------ 

horse 100, cow 32, 1 two-vear-old 25, home place 2a 100, 
Darby lot 43a 400, Thayer lot 10a 50, 

George Brigham. 2 oxen 80, Beaman lot 7a 100, old place 12a 
200, - - - - - - - 

Homer Blinn. - - - - 

Rodolphus C. Clark. - 

2 horses 60, 4 cows 90, 1 two-ycars-old 30, 14 sheep 30, 1 
swine 10, house 700, barn 400, shed 25, home place 130a 
1700, Smith lot 7a 15, 

Andrew Cadrett, Jr. house 75, home place la 10, 

John F. Cowan. ------ 

2 horses 90, 2 oxen 150, 4 cows 110, 2 swine 14, 2 barns 
250, home lot 70a 800, - - - - 

Liberty Crossett. ------ 

stock in trade 1200, horse 150, house and store 600, barn 
100, i cheese factory 12, £ chtese factory lot 3, 

Mariva J . Crosby. 

house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100, old place 11a 20), 

Wilson J. Caswell. 

George L. Cleveland. - 

Samuel Davis. _---.. 

horse 120, 3 cows 90, 6 two-years-old 158, 4 yearlings 50, 
house 400, barn 275, Holden house 50, Holden barn 25, 
home place 86a 1425, Holden place 4a 100, Parker lot 18a 
175, ------- 

William Dickey. - 

2 horses 150, 2 cows 40, 1 two-years-old 18, 5 sheep 15 

house 100, barn 75, home place 50a 150, 
George Dickey. - 

Lewis Doray, --_._. 
Jerry Doray. ---_„._ 

2 horses 65, 3 cows C5, 1 two-years-old 16, 6 yearlings 60, 



2 00 

27 81 
8 13 



2 86 
6 50 
2 60 



38 24 
13 38 

11 19 

6 94 
2 00 



41 78 
3 11 



20 38 



28 85 

6 50 
2 00 
2 00 



39 22 



9 13 
2 GO 

2 00 



18 



Names and Valuation. 



Tax. 



house 200, barn 
home place 



1 sheep 2, ----- - 

Mary Doray. house 150, barn 200, home place 185a 550, 
Alonzo W. Freeman. ..... 

horse 100, 2 cows 60, house 200, barn 150, home place 19a 

450, plain lot 10a 15, . 
Mellen J. Freeman. 1 horse 75, - 
Charles W. Freeman. - 

Andrew Garlic. -_..__ 

Samuel A. Garlic. - 

George II . Garlic. 
Garlic Brothers. 

2 horses 115, 3 cows 55, 1 two-year-old 15, 1 yearling 10, 
11 sheep 30, 2 swine 15, house 125, barn 100, home place 
138a 750, Downing lot 44a 200, 

Chester 11. Gray. 

horse 75, 3 cows G5, 1 yearling 1(3, house 325, barn 100, 

home place 55a G25, - 

Henry N. Grover. 1 horse 85, 1 cow 25, 
Albert A. Grout. - 

2 horses 125, 5 coavs 145, 1 yearling 

200, shed 25, creamery 25, } cheese factory 12, 

65a 1200, cheese factory lot J a 3, 
Erastus F. Gross. ----- 

horse 25, 2 oxen 105, 3 cows ()'), 3 yearlings 40, 1 swine 14 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 110a 725, 
Arthur H. Gross. - 

Elcnor F. Gilbert. ------ 

house 300, barn 150, shed 25, home place 70a 700, 
James P. Goodman. - 

Criton G. Haskins. ------ 

horse 40, cow 18, house 125, barn 75, Peirce house 75, 

Peirce barn 25, home place 30a 250, Peirce place la 25, Fish 

lot 10a 125, Haskins lot 7a 75, 
Mason W. Haskins. ------ 

horse 75, 3 cows 60, 1 swine 10, house 200, barn 50, home 

place 27a 350, - 

Haskins & Johnson. - 

house 150, barn 100, shed 25, home place 57a 950, 
Whitney O. Haskins. - 

Park Hannum. ------- 

horse 30, 11 cows 275, 1 two-year-old 30, 2 yearlings 30, 

house 100, barn 125, home place 82a 800, 
Austin P. Hannum. ----- 

Mrs. Laura Horr. ------ 

cow 25, 3 sheep 8, house 175, barn 50, home place 117a 500, 

exempt 500, ------ 

Josiah A. Hemenway. ----- 

horse 25, cow 22, 1 two-year-old 17, 3 yearlings 35, 2 swine 

14, old house 25, old barn 50, house 75, barn 100, old place 

27a 300, home place 25a 150, - 
John M. Hon*. ------ 

Mrs. Caroline Hon*. ----- 

2 oxen 110, 2 cows 35, 1 two-years old 12, 3 yearlings 33. 



19 



Names and Valuation. 



Tax. 



2 swine 15, house 103, barn 50, home place 110a 450, ex- 
empt 500, ------ 

Reuben N. Hon*. - 

James E. Hon*. __--__ 

Richard B. Howard. ----- 
horse 35, 4 cows 110, 2 yearlings 35, 2 swine 18, 

R. B. Howard & Son. - 

1 house 200, 1 barn 125, 1 shed 25, home place 88a 875, 

Henry A. Howard. ----- 

George L. Hunter. - - - - - 

stock in trade 75, 2 horses 100, 5 cows 130, 2 yearlings 15, 

1 swine 5, house 150, barn 100, home place 42a 900, 
Joseph M. Harrington, cow 28, barn 50, Oakes lot 80a 500, 
Clinton P. Harrington. ----- 

horse 175, Hemenway lot 35a 1200, Arnot lot 20a 100, 
Mrs. J. M. Harrington. - 

house 75, barn 75, home place 4a 75, Oakes lot 3a 50, 
Andrew Hides' heirs, sprout lot 7a 150, - 

Joseph N". Hamilton. - 

2 horses 75, 2 oxen 80, 3 cows 55, 3 two-years-old 55, 1 
yearling 12, 17 sheep 45, 3 swine 25, house 50, barn 100, 
shop 25, home place 79a 875, Pond lot 9a 75, 

Lysander F. Haskins heirs, land 6a 300, 

John Hunt, house 250, barn 15, Hunt lot 22a 300, 

Charles E. Haskins. - 

Mrs. Emma M. Engram. - 

h, barn 40, shed 50, home place 31a 400, plain lot 25a 25, 

Mrs. S. Augusta Johnson. - 

cow 25, house 175, barn 200, home place 88a 1050, 

George L. Johnson. _____ 

horse 60, 2 oxen 100, 5 cows 145, 1 yearling 16. house 400, 
barn 100, wagon house 15, home place 94a 1300, Gay-lord 
lot 30a 1£0, Shaw lot 18a 50, 

Ansel Johnson. 

2 oxen 130, r 2 cows 45, 1 two-year-old 20, 11 sheep 28, 2 
swine 12, house 250, barn 75, home place 140a 1000, 

Andrew Johnson. 1 horse 125, - 

Nelson B. Jones. __--__ 

horse 75, 5 cows 110, 1 yearling 12, house 375, barn 100, 
home place 110a 1150, - - - 

Lyman S. Johnson. ------ 

horse 75, 2 oxen 105, 7 cows 150, 2 yearlings 25, 3 swine 22, 
house 325, barn 100, i cheese factory 12, home place 79a 
2200, Abbott lot 74a 210, cheese factory lot |a 3, 

AVilliam H. Johnson. - - ' 

horse 25, 2 oxen 125, 6 cows 125, 2 two-years-old 60, house 
300, barn 300, ±- cheese factory 12, home place 76a 1275, 
cheese factory lot |a 3, 

Jos 3ph H. King. ------ 

cow 25, 2 two-years-old 40, 1 swine 8, house 100, barn 100, 
home place 68a 550, - 

Mcrriam King. -____- 

2 horses 150, 3 cows 75, 2 two-years -old 10, 2 swine 12, 



3 97 
2 00 
2 00 

4 57 

15 93 

2 00 



21 18 
9 52 

21 IS 

3 58 
1 95 



21 14 
3 90 
9 35 

2 00 

6 70 
18 86 

on 07 



25 69 

43 95 

30 93 
12 70 



20 



Names and Valuation. 



Tax. 



house 300, barn 100, home place 89a 1100, 
George W. Lincoln. 
Leonard Lincoln. ------ 

2 horses 100, 4 cows 100, 3 yearlings 40, 30 sheep 75, house 

400, barn 400, home place 293a 1000, 
David B. Lawless, house 200, barn 100, home place 46a 200, 
Mrs. Jane May. _.__-- 

horse 25, 5 cows 140, 1 yearling 17, house 75, 2 barns 12"), 

home place 45a 575, exempt 500, - 

Asa Moore. ------ 

house 200, barn 100, mill 150, home place 11a 225, 
Lucius Lawless, horse 75, 2 oxen 130, - 

Myron E. Moore. 1 cow 20. C sheep 15, - 
Otis Moore. ------ 

Moses Nolettte. stock in trade 75, - 

Levi G. Osborne. ------ 

2 cows 50, 2 swine 25, house 200, barn 150. home place 8a 

125, Shaw lot 10a 75, King lot 12a 50, 
Frank W. Peirce, ------ 

Fred N. Peirce. 1 horse 100, 2 cows 55, 
Appleton Peirce, 2d, heirs. - - 

house 550, barn 150. saw mill 200, home place 45a 525. 

Henry lot 24a 450, - - - 

Herbert E. Peirce. ----- 

David F. Peirce. - 

horse 25, 2 oxen 140, 5 cows 135, 2 yearlings 30, house 250, 

barn 325, shod 2o, * cheese factory 12, home place 182a 

2350, cheese factory lot \ a 3. - 

Daniel T. Peirce. - - 

2 oxen CO, 1 cow 18, house 250. barn 100, home place 70a 

GOO, - - - 

Appleton Peirce heirs. ----- 

house 175, barn 100, home place 50a COO, Fish lot 10a ion. 
Frederick E. Peirce. • - 

horse 75, 2 oxen 50, cow 20, 1 yearling 12, 3 sheep 8, 2 

swine 15, house 250, barn 125, home place 94a G00, 
Madison Peirce. ------ 

2 cows 55, house 275, barn 100, home place lGa 250, 
Linus M. Peirce. horse 75, 2 swine 20, 
Algernon W. Peirce. ----- 

horse 50, colt 35, 3 cows 75. house 200, barn 150. home 

place 35a 500, ------ 

Clesson Peirce. F- 

horse 95, cow 25, 1 yearling 16, house 250, barn 125. home 

place 62a 700, -._-__ 

Waldo H. Peirce. - - 

cow 25, 1 vearling 17, 1 house 275, home place h 25. Peirce 

lot 28a 125, 
Joel F. Peirce. ------ 

Herman C. Powers. 1 cow 25, - 

Mrs. David F. Peirce. house 175, barn 75, home place 2a 75, 

Frederick L. Potter. ----- 

Daniel P. Potter. 



25 10 

2 00 



29 50 

8 50 



5 95 





10 78 


1 


4 67 


1 


2 46 


1 


2 00 


1 


2 98 


1 






10 78 


1 


2 00 


1 


4 02 




24 38 


1 


2 00 


1 





44 84 

15 36 

12 08 

17 <>2 

10 85 
3 24 

15 13 

17 75 



8 08 
2 00 
2 33 
4 23 

2 no 



21 



Names and Valuation. 



Tax. 



GO, 2 
home 



2 swine G 
house 150, 



cow 20. house 150, barn 50, 1 hen house 15, home place 
Ua 25, - - - -.:--- 

Rufus Powers heirs, house 150, barn 50, home place 58a 600 

Christopher W. Paige. - 

2 horses 100, 2 oxen 180, 8 cows 225, 2 two-years-old 
swine 15, house 350, barn 200, J- cheese factory 12, 
place 101a 2100, cheese factory lot ^a 3, 

Warren B. Paige, stock in trade 50, horse 75, 

John C. Paige. 

Charles W. Paige. - - - - - 

F. B. Paige & Son. - 

stock in trade 500, 2 horses 150, 9 cows 225, 
house 600, barn 300, cider mill 250, vinegar 
creamery 25, home place 84a, 2100, plain lot 9a 100, 

F. B. Paige. - - - - 

James B. Paige. ------ 

Edwin J. Paige. - - - - 

house 175, barn 25, home place la 50, Hunter lot 5a 150, 

Alden D. Reed. ______ 

3 horses 125, 2 oxen 120, 3 cows 80, 5 two-years-old 85, I 
yearlings 40, 10 sheep 28, 1 swine §, house 550, barn 350 
shed 25, J cheese factory 12, home place 115a 2250, cheese 
factory lot ^a 3, 

Mrs. Abigail Russell. ----- 

2 cows 55, house 450, barn 100, shed 25, home place 32a 

350, exempt 500, ----- 

Joseph Stone. ------ 

horse 60, 2 cows 50, house 150, barn 100, home place 40a 

350, Johnson lot 12a 100, - 

Joseph N. Shaw. ------ 

2 horses 200, 2 cows 55, 2 two-years-old 35, 2 swine 20, 

house 375, barn 125, blacksmith shop 150, home place 70a 

500, - -. "' - - • <•. v- 

: Walter O. Shaw. - - - l 

George W. Shaw. 

2 horses 100, 6 cows 145, 20 sheep 60, 1 swine 6, house 350, 

barn 100, home place 60a 1300, 
Alpheus Snow. ------ 

Charles W. Shattuck. 

2 horses 100, 1 ox 35, 7 cows 140, 2 swine 20, house 200, 

barn 175, home place 100a 750, - 

George L. Stacy. ------ 

Eddis Stowell. 1 horse 50, 

Addison D. Thayer. ------ 

Mrs. A. D. Thayer. 

2 horses 150, 5 cows 110, house 200, barn 100, Snyder house 

50, Snyder barn 25, home place 89a 1025, Snyder place 30a 

200, Vaughan lot 25a 800, - - 

Samuel Thrasher. ------ 

2 horses 115, 4 cows 85, 1 two-years-old 15, house 150, barn 

75, home place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, 
Fred M. Thrasher. - - - 
Walter I. Thrasher. - 



5 38 
10 40 



48 09 
3 30 

2 00 
2 00 



57 28 
2 00 
2 00 

7 20 



49 80 

6 25 

12 53 



22 98 
2 00 



28 79 
2 00 



20 47 
2 00 
2 65 
2 00 






16 83 
2 00 
2 00 



22 



Names and Valuation. 



Tax. 



1 

1 

] 



Oscar A. Titus, barn 100, shop 50, home place 8a 125, | 1 

William M. Tourtellott. - - - - - 1 

Henry S. Upton. 

cow 25, 1 two-years-old 15, 1 swine 7, house 150, barn 100, 

home place 50a 250, - 
George H. Upton. 1 cow 25, - 
AVillard S. Upton. 

horse 60, 2 oxen 100, 2 cows 35, 1 yearling- 16, house 150 

barn 100, home place 59a 400, - 

Ervin D. Vaughan. ----._ 

horse 50, cow 22, house 400, barn 250. house old place. 250. 

barn old place, 100, home place 70a 700, 
Walter S. Vaughan. 

cow 30, house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100, 

Howard A. Vaughan. 

Dexter M. Vaughan. 

horse 25, 4 cows 80, 2 yearlings 30, house 100, barn 75. 

home place 49a 350, Jlemy lot 40a 500, 
Mrs. Clarinda Vaughan. 

cow 25, house 250, barn 100. horse barn 100, home place 

126a 775, - 

Joseph P. Vaughan. - 

horse 50, 2 cows 55, 1 yearling 12, house 200, barn 25, home 

place 30a 250, old place 54a 275, ... 

Dexter Wheelock. ----- 

cow 30, house 100, barn 50, homo place 33a 150, 
Ellis White. - - - - - ! 1 

1 bull 50, 2 oxen 115, 3 cows 75, 3 two years-old 50, 2 
yearlings 25, 

Anson A. White. ------ i 

Josiah E. White, ] 

Nelson Whitaker. .--___] 

horse 25, 2 cows 45, house 300. barn 100, home place 40a 

650, Titus lot 30a 200, - 

Thomas Wheeler. ------ 

2 cows 40, house 150, barn 125, home place 67a '>2~>. 
George M. Webber. ----- 

horse 120, 2 oxen 115, 9 cows 200, 2 yearlings 25. 2 swine 
15, house 200, barn 450, home place 118a 1800, 

Oliver L. Wood. 

horse 125, 2 oxen 150, 7 cows 175, two-years-old 145, 4 
swine 32, house 200, barn 75, shed 25, home place 140a 
1500, out lot 55a 600, - 

John Wood. _--___ 

horse 60, 3 cows 65, 1 swine 5, house 225, barn 100, Rus- 
sell house 100, Russell barn 100, home place 55a 250, Rus- 
sell place 70a 250, -___- 

James F. Wood, stock in trade 50, shop 50, 

AVillard A. Wetherell. house 200, home place 5a 25, 

William F. Wendemuth. land 72a 400, 



9 48 
2 00 



9 11 

2 33 

15 19 

25 04 

6 29 

2 00 

17 09 

16 26 

13 27 
6 28 



6 10 

2 on 
■2 00 



19 16 
10 <)2 

40 03 
43 oo 



17 (»2 

3 3(» 

4 93 
7 20 



NON-RESIDENTS. 



Names and Valuation. Tax. 



J. M. King's heirs, Athol. Pcirce lot 44a 550, - - $7 15 

Frank and Susan Stacy, Athol. House 75, barn 50, land 9a 75,] 2 60 
J. M. Piper's heirs, Athol. Plain lot 10a 100, - - 1 30 

Fay and Newton, Athol, Bailey lot 45a 100, - - 1 3) 

S. B. Estey, Greenwich. Land 65a 200, - - - 2 60 

Horace Clark, Greenwich. Land 40a 400, - - - 5 20 

Hiram Caswell's heirs, Greenwich. Land 77a 300, - - 8 90 

P. T. Haskell, Greenwich. Land 35a 500. - - - 6 50 

Frank C. Powers, Greenwich. Land 30a 200, - - - 2 60 

Smith Kelly's heirs, Greenwich. Land 100a 500, - - 6 50 

Ellery Drinkwater, Greenwich. Land 20a 300, - - 3 90 

William Manley, Greenwich. Laud 20a 200, - - - 2 60 

Baxter Whitcomb's heirs, Greenwich. Land 30a 150, - - 1 95 

Smith Cutler, Greenwich. Land 69a 700, 9 1) 

Linus Tourtellott heirs, Greenwich. Mill lot 2a 25, pasture lot 

20a 250, land 72a 525, - - 10 40 

John A. Wheeler, Greenwich. Land 7a 100, - 1 30 

Washington P. Fry, Greenwich. Land 6a 50, - - - - 65 
Martin E. Vaughan, Greenwich. Land la 15, - 20 

S. P. Bailey, Greenwich. Little lot 88a 500, south bt 6a 23, 6 83 

C. N. Powers, Greenwich. Land 4a 50, ----- 65 

II. B. Hodgkins, Greenwich. Land 10a 250, - - - 3 25 

Brigham Nutting. Greenwich. Land 3a 25, - - - - 33 

C. J. & Marv Abbott. " 2 oxen 125, 5 cows 110, 1 yearling 12, 

house*700, barn 200, home place 80a 1700, Egypt* lot 10a 125, 38 64 
Merritt Horr, Spencer. Plain land 45a 150, - - - - 1 95 
Mrs. Susan Newbiy, Enfield. Land 1 la 100, - - - - 1 30 

William B. Downing, Enfield. Ilaskins lot 40a 150, Crossett lot 

10a 50, Stetson lot 150a 500, Johnson lot 12a 250, - - 12 35 
L. & J. Thurston, Enfield. House 100, barn 100, Johnson place 

90a 700, ----- 11 70 

Charles Snyder, Enfield. House 250, barn 100, Powers place 25a 

350, 

Gillett & Flint, Enfield. Land 65a 200, 

Joseph Mayhew's heirs, Pelham. Land 8a 75, 
George II. Wilson, Pelham. Land 18a 100, - 
Harrison Horr's heirs, Pelham. Land 30a 50, 
David Shores, Pelham. Hunt lot 15a 50, Abbott lot 70a 700, Con- 
key lot 64a 1500, Crossett lot 6a 100, - 
T. L. Cooke, Pelham. Sawmill 700, land 5a 50, - 

Jonathan E. Shores, Pelham. House 300, barn 150, home place 

10a 350, pasture lot 9a 50, 

J. M. Cowan, Springfield. Land 30a 500, - - - 

Harrison Barrows, Orange". House 6 .) .), small luuse. 150, ban; 



9 


10 


o 


60 




98 


1 


30 




65 


30 


55 


9 


75 


11 


05 


6 


50 



Names and Valuation. Tax, 



100, mill 2000, land 4a 150, 39 00 

Lnman P. Peirce, Orange. Land 187a 1200, - - - - 15 60 

John A. Peirce, Amherst. Land 20a 250, - - - - 3 25 
Soloman Sibley, Amherst. I cheese factory 12, cheese factory lot 

£a3, ' 20 

Willard Putnam, New Salem. Land 66a 300, - - - 3 90 

Frank W. Lincoln, New Salem. Dunn lot 26a 175, - - 2 88 

Charles E. Rogers, New Salem. Land 14a 75, 98 

J. A. Stacv, New Salem. Land 36a 1?5, - - - 1 63 

David Hamilton, New Salem. Land 14a 200, - - - 2 60 
Hiram Winter, New Salem. 2 horses 175, cow 25, 1 yearling 15, 

barn 100, land 29a 275, - - - - 7 68 
Joseph White, New Salem. House 100, barn 100, Newell place 

100a 700, - - ' - - 11 70 

Edward A. Freeman, New Salem. Berry lot 3a 35, Peirce lot 6a 

40, - - -98 

Stephen Ashley, New Salem. Land 30a 150, 1 95 

Mrs. S. C. Reynolds, Leverelt. Horse barn 50, land 10a 2(H), ;; 2£j 

James Fitts heirs, Leverett. Land 15a 75. - 98 

Theodore Lindscy, Ohio. House 350, land 3a 250, 7 80 

Jason Powers heirs. Dana. House 75, barn 100, land :520a 1025, 15 60 

William B. Lincoln, Dana. Land 100a 500, - - - 6 50 

J. W. Morgan, Dana. Land 75a 600, - - - - 7 80 

Lewis Doublcdav, Dana. Land 8a 50, - 65 

S. F. Lindsey's heirs, Dana. Land 40a 200, - - - 2 60 
Lucius Doubleday, Dana. Land 28a 250, land 12a 50, Lindsey 

lot 15a 175, - - - - - - 6 18 

Clias. A. Gleason, Dana. Land 54a 500, 6 50 
Charles Lindscy's heirs, Dana. House 50, brush mountain lot 8a 

40, Humes pasture lot 27a 270, J. W. Lindsey place 95a 200, 7 28 

John E. Stowell, Dana. Machinery 700, - - - 9 lflj 

Recor & Cary, Dana. Land 30a 100, - - - - 1 30 

Mixter Hamilton, Shutcsbury. Land 7a loo, l ■;<> 
Win. H. Hemenway, Shutesbury. School lot 25a 1000, Horr lot 

35a 2300, - - - - - - - 42 9C| 

Milton Lewis, Ware. Land 15a 50, - - - (W) 

Geo. D. Paige, Hardwick. Land 60a 160, - - - 2 08 

B. F. Paige, Hardwick. Stacy place 120a 700, - - - 9 10 

Mrs. E. A. Kemp, East Douglass. Land 30a 300, - - 3 90 

Mrs. Roxanna Brown, Barre. Oakes pasture 22a 150, - 1 95 

Mrs. Martha A. Burgess, Worcester. Land 7a 100, - - 1 30 

John Arnott, Texas. Land 18a 75, - 98 

Eber E. Gridlev & J. H. Plumblv, Westneld. Land 24a 100, 1 30 

Weslev W. Hunt, Wendell, h house 75. land 1-1 a 150, - 2 ( Jo 



25 

Names of Persons and Property totally Exempt 

from Tax. 

Pamilia Abbott. 2 cows 60, honse 300, h barn 50, distillery 50. 
Mary Berry. 1 house 150, land la 50. 
Abigail Russell. Real estate 500. 
Mrs. Laura Horr. Real estate 500. 
Charlotte Gilbert. 1 house 400, barn 25, land la 50, 
Sally Rider. 1 house 175, barn 25, home place 3a 75. 
Maria Vaughan. Land 25a 100. 
Jane May. Real estate 500. 
Caroline Horr. Real estate 500. 
Mary Cooley. Land 10a 100. 
Sophia Lincoln. 1 house 100. 

Congregational Society. 1 church 600, house 700, barn 200, land 11a 500. 
United Brethren Society. 1 church 300. 
Joseph Freeman. 1 house 50, shed 10, land la 25. 
Ianthia Brown. Real estate 500. 
Amelia Root. Land 22a 150. 

Ira R. Alden. 1 cow 18, 1 two-year-old 18, house 100, home place 
35a 150. 



26 



Numbei\of persons assessed for Property, 

" " Poll tax only, 

Number of Polls assessed, 

Tax on each Poll, X- - - 

Value of assessed Personal Estate, 

" " Real Estate, excluding" land, 

" " " " " buildings, 

Total valuation of Assessed Estate May 1st, 1887, 



Tax for State, County and Town Purposes, including Over- 
layings. 

On'Personal Estate, .... - $303.72 

Real, 1,970 60 

Polls, -278 00 



181 


34 


215 


139 


- '"$2 00 


$23,350 00 


44,693 00 


106,867 00 


174,910 00 



$2,552 32 

Rate per $1,000, 13 00 

Number of Horses assessed, ..... 98 

" Cows ------ 276 

Sheep " 169 

" neat cattle other than Cows, .... 217 

" Swine assessed, - 60 

" dwelling houses ------ 108 

" acres of land - - 10,877 



JOSEPH P. V AUG HAN,} Assessors 
WALDO H. PEIRCE, } of 

JAMES F. WOOD, ) Prescott. 



27 



Town Warrant. 



List of Articles to be voted on April 2d, 1888. 

Art. 1st. To choose a Moderator to preside in said meeting. 

Art. 2d. To receive the reports of the town officers and act thereon. 

Art. 3d. To hear the report of any Committee, and act thereon. 

Art. 4th. To choose all necessary town officers for the year ensuing". 

Art. 5th. To vote by ballot, Yes or No, in answer to the question: 
Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors in this town? 

Art. 6th. To see if the town will vote to purchase a mounted road 
scraper, or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 7th. To determine the manner of repairing the highways and 
bridges the ensuing year. 

Art. 8th. To see if the town will accept the list of Jurors as pre- 
pared by the Selectmen. 

Art. 9th. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to defray 
town charges, and make appropriation of the same. 

Art. 10. To see if the town will authorize their Treasurer to borrow 
money in anticipation of taxes the current year, or act thereon. 

Art. 11. To determine the manner of collecting the taxes the year 
ensuing, or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 12. To see what action the town will take in relation to the post- 
ing of town warrants in the vicinity of North Prescott, or act in re- 
lation thereto. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to pay a bounty on Woodchucks, 
or act thereon. 

Art. 14th. To see what action the town will take in relation on the 
Town Farm the ensuing year, or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 15. To see what disposition the town will make of the money 
arising from the dog fund. 

Art. 16. To see if the town will vote to build a fence around the 
Cemetery near M. F. Brown's. 



OFFICIAL REPORTS 



— OF THE — 



TOWN OF PRESCOTT 



FOR 



1888-9, 



WITH 



9hm Vatiw*tt<o» &&4 fastest 



_*> 



' — <3w»- D f^H ® ■♦»•£> 



ATHOL 5 MASS., 

Transcript Hydraulic Power Press. Nos. 41 and 43 Exchange Street. 

1881 



Annual Report 



OF THE 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN. 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

PAID FOR OPENING ROADS SPRING OF 1888. 
Paid G. F. Allen, - 

James E. Hon*, 

J. N. Shaw, - 

J. M. Aiken, - 

A, D. Reed, - 

L. Lincoln, - 

Total, ----- 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES 1888. 
J. N. Shaw, Surveyor. 
Paid J. N. Shaw, self and team, 

Ellis "White, for oxen, - 

Myron E. Moore, labor, 

John T. Shaw, " 

Henry C. Shaw, " 

Frank Hamilton, •• - 

Eugene Barnes, " 

Monroe W. Berry, " - ■ 

Harry Abbott, " - 

John C. Paige, " - 

Henry N. Grover, •• 

Arthur Gross, " 

Silas Whitaker, " 

Austin Gross, self and oxen, 

James D. Barnes, " - 



- $38 10 


9 37 


4 65 


- 4 42 


3 75 


- 3 00 


188. * 

- 79 03 


60 


59 70 


46 73 


43 86 


- 42 07 


8 25 


- 8 51 


16 72 


3 75 


80 


1 50 


1 50 


- 55 50 


21 75 



a. W. Paige, 

John F. Cow an , " 

Geo. Powers, " 

L. S. Lawless, *' 

Total cost of labor on highways, - $45200 

BRIDGES, 

Paid Elmer Berry, for plank, 
P. C. Harrington, " 
L. S. Lawless, '•* 

T. F. Cooke, " 

George Powers, for labor on bridge, 
pikes and bolts, - 

£25 69 
$NOW BILLS. 
Paid F. W. Hamilton, for opening roads, 
W. O. Haskins, " 

Total snow bills, - $1 -t:^ 

RECAPITULATION. 
Paid for labor on highways, 
for team work on highways, 
for plank for bridges, 
snow bills, - - - 

Total cost of highways and bridges, $479 12 

J. N. SHAW, 
MILITARY AID. 
Paid D. R. Potter, - 

Maria L. Potter, * 

W. A. Witherell, - 
L. M. Titus, - 
L. G. Osborn, * 



TOWN FARM. 



Paid E. M. Aiken, for labor, 
To hay in barn last year, 



TOWJU farm. 



By cash received for hay, 



" grass, 



6 


m 


- 4 50 


6 


45 


44 


18 


#9 39 


1 


35 


9 


70 


3 


68 


1 


00 




57 


$1 05 




38 


$346 07 


105 


9*3 


- 25 


69 


1 


43 


ray Siirv 


$49 00 


16 


00 


36 


00 


96 


00 


42 


00 


4 


50 


■ 200 


00 


67 


75 


103 


90 



$238 00 
Du. 

$204 5d 
Cr. 



25 00 




40 00 




1 22 




100 00 


$337 87 





" " pasture, 

" '* apples, 

" " lumber, 

By hay in barn, (estimated 9 tons) 

Balance in favor of farm, - $133 37 
TOWN OFFICERS. 
Paid W. H. Pierce, for sendees as Selectman, Over- 
seer of Poor, Assessor and Registrar, * 57 25 
A. A. Grout, " " " - 31 00 
E. M. Aikens, " [" " - _ 21 00 
W. F. Wendemuth, for services as Sitpt of schools, 47 50 
L. Crossett, for services as Treasurer, - 15 00 
F> N» Peirce, for services as Registrar, - 3 00 
A. W. Peirce, services as sealer weights and measures, 3 00 



MISCELLANEOUS. 
Paid G. E. Allen, for Champion road machine, 
" " scraper edge and bolts, 

freight on scraper, -_--''-• 
Athol Transcript Co., for reports of '87 and '88, 
for tax schedules, * 

for tax collector's book, - - 

for Counsel fees, ■■*■ - * 

costs in settlement of J. M. Stacy's suit, 
for tax bills, - - 

for wood for town hall, 
J. F. Wood, for building cemetery fence, 
transporting scholars, - 

for expenses out of town, 
M. W. Berry, for going with hearse, 
repairs on school houses and school supplies, 
F. N> Peirce, for recording births, marriages and 
deaths, -»*«.'■ 

F. N. Peirce, for dog posters licenses, 

" blank order book, 

for auction bills, - 

remit on taxes, * 
oxpress, postage, stationery and justice fees, 



250 


00 


8 


50 


7 


02 


24 


25 




50 


1 


00 


2 


00 


8 


10 


1 


50 


2 


00 


65 


19 


20 


25 


5 46 


7 50 


15 


60 


6 


25 


1 


75 


1 


25 


1 


00 


4 


28 


14 59 



!177 7-5 



- $437 9!) 



6 

RECAPITULATION. 

Paid for opening- in spring of '88, 
highways and bridges, - 
military aid, ■ - 

miscellaneous, - 
town officers, - 

support of poor, - 

work on town farm, - 

LIABILITIES. 

Margaret Johnson note, - 

Due for support of Lucy A. Ryder, (about) 

" " Melissa Lawless, " 

Outstanding order, - 

RESOURCES. 
Due from State on Military Aid, 
Estimated value of hay on town farm, 
Due from 0. Holland for hay, 
School books on hand, - 
Cash on hand, - 



Balance in favor of town, - $999 41 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALDO H. PEIRCE,S Selectmen 

A. A. GROUT, > of 

E. M. AIKEX. ) Prescott. 

Preseott, March 16, -1889. 



63 


29 




479 


12 




238 


00 




437 


99 




177 


75 




600 


73 




4 


50 


$2,001 38 






$235 


00 




^5 


00 




38 00 




- 32 


85 


$340 85 


$202 00 


100 


00 




4 00 




198 


69 




835 63 








$1,340 S2 



Report of the 
OVERSEERS OF THE POOR 



Paid Mrs. E. F. Gilbert, boarding Melissa Lawless, 
" " extra care in sickness, 

W. H. Peirce, " " 

Dr. F. E. Johnson, for medical attendance and 

medicine, --""-- 

for clothing, - - 

Georgie Upton, for going after Dr., 



Paid town of Petersham, support of Ellen E. Peirce, 
Dr. G. M. Foskett, for medical attendance, 
Park Hannum, for support of E. E. Peirce, 



Paid Park Hannum, for boarding Harold A. Peirce 
and going to Petersham, 
for clothing for Harold A. Peirce, 

Paid Northampton asylum support of Lucy A. Ryder, 169 92 
for clothing, - 

Paid for clothing bought for Nathan M. Horr, 
clothing furnished from farm, 

Paid town of Belchertown for support of Mrs. War- 
ren Gibbs, - - - - 32 25 
Paid town of Phillipston for support of Charles E. 

• Haskin's family, - - - 58 60 

town of Montague support of Chas. Ryder family, 43 36 

town of Orange for support Nathan M. Thayer, 5 00 

J. M. Stacy, for support of Susanna Grout, - 9 00 

Total amount paid for support of poor, — — - $600 73 



114 42 






5 00 






7 50 






- 6 50 






1 45 






25 








$135 


12 




27 10 


• 




22 50 






- 6 00 









$55 


60 


67 63 






9 68 








$77 


31 




169 92 






3 87 








$173 


79 


» 


5 70 






- 5 00 








$10 


70 



8 

.Received from town of Bernardston support Susanna 

Grout, - - - - - 9 00 

Received from A. A. Grout, guardian of Lucy A. 

Rj T der, on account for support, - 317 81 



326 81 



Total cost of poor, - $273 92 

WALDO H. PEIRCE,} Overseers 
A. A. GROUT, > of the 

E. M. AIKEX, ) Poor. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



1888. Dr. 

March 21. To balance in the Treasury, * $557 1" 

July 2. Received cash from Mrs. Margaret Johnson, 55 00 
July 12 Received interest on J. N. Hamilton's note, 25 

July 14. Received cash from R. H. Allen, - 200 00 

Dec. 11. Received of State Treasurer on account of 

National Bank tax, - - 29 70 

State aid, - - - - * - 114 00 

1889. 
Jan. 12. Received dog fund, - - - 38 72 

Jan. 19. Received of the town of Bernardston for 

support of Susanna Grout, 
Jan. 29. Income of Mass. school fund, 
Revenue school fund, - 

Feb. 22. Received of A. A. Grout, guardian of Lucy 

Ryder, - 

March 12. Received for rent of pasture town farm, 
Received for grass sold from town farm, . 
" apples " " 

" lumber " " - 

" hay, " " 

" sale of school books, 

Tax assessment, 



'> 



By paid State tax 
County, 
interest on Mrs. Margaret Johnson's note 

of $180, « - - - 10 80 



9 00 


t 


302 ^5 




39 22 




817 81 




25 00 




103 90 




40 00 




1 22 




67 75 




- 1 70 




2,581 68 


$4,484 47 






Cr. 


$225 00 




275 95 





10 

B. H. Allen's note and interest, 

Lucy Ryder at the Almshouse, Northampton. 

interest on money borrowed in anticipation 

of taxes, - 

express bills, - - 

School Committee's orders, 
Selectmen^ orders, - 
cash to balance,. - 



206^ S(f 


, 173 


79 


27 


50 


- 6 


40 


939 


20 


1,783 


34 


835 


63 



$4,484 4; 
L, CROSSETT, Town Treasurer, 



Report of the 
School Committee 

FOR THE YEAR 1888-9. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand from last year, 

Town appropriation, - - - - 

State School Fund, - 

"Revenue School Fund, - 

Dog tax, - 

EXPENDITURES. 

For teachers salaries, 
fuel, - - 

care of school houses, - 

( 

Balance, - - 

. BOOK ACCOUNT. 

Value of books Apr. 1st, 1888, 
Books purchased, 

Books sold, - 

Estimated loss by use, - _ - < 

Estimated value April 1st, 1889, - - . $198 69 

SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES. 
Teacher's salaries, ----- 754 50 

Fuel, - 27 30 

Care of school houses, - - - - 6 00 

Books purchased, - - - - 80 46 

Supplies, ------ 12 18 

Repairs, - - - - - - 3 42 

Town of Dana for tuition, - - - 23 00 

$906 89 



$16 84 




500 00 




302 35 




39 22 




38 72 


$927 13 


754 50 


27 30 




6 00 


$787 80 




- 


$139 33 


$169 93 




80 46 


$250 ffl 


1 70 


50 00 


$51 70 





StifTirinary of Attendance, etc. 



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1st Term* 


15 


14.1 


13.2 


Miss Annie L. Berry. 


20 


9 


11 


10 


1 


2d Term. 


13 


12.5 


10.73 


Mr. Arthur I Powers. 


20 


10 


5 





1 


3d Term. 


10 


9.11 


8.57 


16 66 


24 


10 


6 


6 





2 


No. 2. 






















1st Term. 


11 


11 


10.14 


Miss Nellie M. Shores. 


22 


9 


10 


2 








2d Term. 


12 


12 


11.18 


Mrs. A. D. Powers. 


24 


10 


10 


4 


1 


3d Term. 


** 


13.17 


12.21 


Miss Emily A. Wheeler* 


24 


10 


14 








3 


No, -3, 






















1st Term. 


23 


22.15 


21.24 


Miss Lura L. Berry. 


24 


8 


18 


10 








2d Term. 


28 


25.05 


22.28 


6 6 t ( * 


28 


10 


23 


2 


1 


1 


3d Term. 


27 


25.13 


23*81 


Miss Minnie A. WiHianfs. 


28 


11 


14 


6 


3 


No. 4. 




















1st Term. 


15 


14.58 


13.85 


Miss May L. Wiswall* 


22 


9 


9 


9 


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2d Term. 


20 


18.7 


17.5 


a 


22 


10 


15 


5 


2 


3d Term. 


22 


17.47 


16.85 


a 6i 


24 


10 


18 





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No. 5. 






















1st Term. 


10 


8.6 


7.8 


Miss lona M. Whitaker. 


18 


9 


9 


2 





1 


3d Term. 


4 


8.26 


7.88 


Miss Estella A. Vaughan. 


12 


10 


1 


1 


o 


1 



13 

ROLL OF HONOR. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE TWO TERMS: 

Florence Upton, Ethel Vaughan, Blanche Upton, George Upton, 
Grace Powers, Fannie Grover, Fannie Shattuck, Ruth Grover, Willie 
Russell, Rector Reed, Hattie Hemenway. 

PERFECT ONE TERM. 
Lillia Shaw, Hattie Shaw, Laura Peirce, Hattie Cowan, Wallace 
Peirce, Emma Shattuck, Lucia Grover, Fannie Jennison, Lena Reed, 
Carrie Horr, Alton Shattuck, Harry Reed, Ella M. Haskins, Nettie D. 
Johnson, Cora M. Haskins, Ada L. Peirce, Fannie H. Vaughan, Lura 
A. Haskins, Georgie Goddard, Theo. Johnson, Frank Peirce, Ralph 
Vaughan, Hattie Granger. 

Several of the above would be entitled to first rank were it not for 
sickness. 

The schools, with perhaps one exception, have been very successful, 
and a credit to both teachers and pupils, and the close of the year finds 
them in excellent condition. 

There have been twenty-nine weeks of school the past year, divided 
into three terms. The general attendance has been good. Most of the 
absence has been on account of sickness. 

No. 5 school was closed during the Autumn term, owing to the 
fact that only two-pupils of school age were found there. These were* 
conreyed to No. 4 school at an expense of $20.25. 

G. F. Fletcher of Northampton, agent of the State Board of Educa- 
tion, visited our schools during the Autumn term. 

BOOKS. 
We have introduced the past year a work on Civil Government and 
a Child's History of the United States, also have exchanged Geogra- 
phies, Warren's old, for his new edition. 

REPAIRS. 
Little has been done in this line. Much ought to be done. No. 4 
house, especially, is badly in need of repairs, and we would recommend 
that an appropriation be made for this purpose. 

Your attention is called to Chapter 431, of the Acts of the Legisla- 
ture of 1888, which provides as follows: 

Sect. 1. Any two or more towns, the valuation of each of which 
does not exceed two millions five hundred thousand dollars, and the asr- 

7 O 

gregate number of schools in all of which is no t more than fifty, 



14 

loss than thirty, may, by vote of the several towns, unite for the pr- 
pose of the employment of a Superintendent of schools under the pro 
visions of this act. 

Sect. 2. When such a union has been effected, the school commit- 
tees. of the towns comprising- the union, shall form a joint committee, 
and for the purposes of this act said joint committee shall be held to be 
agents of each town comprising the union Said Committee shall meet 
annually in joint convention in the month of April, at a day and place 
agreed upon by the Chairman of the Committees of the several towus 
comprising the union, and shall organize by the choice of a Chairman 
and Secretary. They shall choose by ballot, a Superintendent of 
schools; determine the relative amount of service to be periormed by 
him in each town; fix his salary, and apportion the amount thereof to 
be paid by the several towns, and certify such amount to the Treasurer 
of each tow T n. 

Sect. 3. Whenever the Chairman and Secretary of such joint com- 
mittee shall certify to the State Auditor, under oath, that a union has 
been effected as herein provided, that the towns, in addition to an 
amount equal to the average of the total sum paid by the several towns 
for schools during the three years next preceding, unitedly have raised 
by taxation and appropriated a sum not less than seven hundred and 
fifty dollars for the support of a Superintendent of schools, and that 
under the provisions of this act, a Superintendent of schools has been 
employed for one year, a warrant shall be drawn upon the Treasurer of 
the Commonwealth for the payment of one thousand dollars, one-half 
of which amount shall be paid for the salary of such Superintendent, 
and the remaining one-half shall be apportioned and distributed on the 
basis of the average public school attendance of the towns forming such 
district for the year next preceding, which amount shall be paid for the 
salaries of teachers employed in the public schools within such district. 
Sect. 4. A sum not exceeding twelve thousand five hundred dollars 
shall be annually appropriated for the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 5. The provisions of Sect. 43, of Chapter 44, of the Public 
Statutes, respecting the service of School Committees without pay in 
towns where a Superintendent is appointed, shall not apply to towns 
uniting in the employment of a Superintendent under the provisions of 
this act. 

For the School Committee, 
W. F. WENDEMUTH, Supt. of Schools. 



15 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

H. N. Grover, Chairman. Term expires 1891. 
W. F. Wendemnth, " 1890. 

G. L. Johnson, " 1889. 

H. C. Powers, " 1889. 

TRUANT OFFICERS. 
F. N. Peirce, J. M. Aiken. 
No. oK children between the ages of 5 and 15, May 1, 1888, 76. 

Town Warrant. 

LIST OF ARTICLES TO BE VOTED ON APRIL 1st, 1889. 

Art. 1st, To choose a moderator to preside in said meeting. 

Art. 2d, To receive the reports of the town officers and act there, 
on. 

Art. 3d, To choose all necessary town officers for the year ensuing. 

Art. 4th, To vote by ballot, Yes or No, in answer to the question : 

Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors in this town? 

Art. 5th, To determine the manner of repairing the highways and 
bridges the ensuing year. 

Art. 6th, To see if the town will accept the list of Jurors as pre- 
pared by the Selectmen. 

Art. 7th, To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to de- 
fray town charges, and make appropriation of the same. 

Art. 8th, To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer to bor- 
row in anticipation of taxes the current year, or act thereon. 

Art. 9th, To determine the manner of collecting taxes the ensuing 
year, or act thereon. 

Art. 10th, To see what disposition the town will make of the 
money arising from the Dog Fund. 

Art. 11th, To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
crops on the Town Farm the current year. 

Art. 12th, To see if the town will vote to repair the barn on the 
Town Farm, or act thereon. 



10 

Art. 13th, To see what action the town will take in relation to 
building a house on the Town Farm, or act thereon. 

Art. 14th, To see what action the town will take in relation to 
building a fence around the West cemetery, or act thereon. 

Art. 15th, To see if the town will vote to discontinue the road 
leading to the late residence of Mary Berry. 

Art. l*6th, To see what action the town will take in relation to 
having the town records printed. 



VALUATION AND TAXES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF PRESCOTT 



FOR THE YEAR 1888. 



Names and Valuation, 



Tax, 



Wales Aldrich. - 

1 horse 25, cow 18, house 300, barn 100, shed 25, Henry- 
house 100, Henry barn 50, home place 75a 1150, Conkev 
lot 11a 30, Nutting lot 30a 200, Henry lot la 50, 

West C. Aldrich. - 

horse 50, 2 oxen 120, house 250, barn 75, 2 sheds 50, cider 

mill 75, home place 75a 750, - 

W. C. & W. M. Aldrich, 1 store building 200, 
Milo W. Abbott. • 

horse 70, 3 cows 55, 2 yearlings 12, 1 swine 8, house on 

hill 300, barn on hill 75,'house 400, barn 75, shed 25, land 

on hill la 50, home place 64a 675, - 

John F. Aiken. - 

2 horses 190, 12 cows 320, 2 swine 15, house 350, barn 200, 
horse barn 75, I cheese factory 12, home place 60a 1050, 
sprout lot 8a 100, Berry lot 12a 125, I cheese factory lot 
|a3, - - ... 

Elmer M. Aiken. ------ 

2 oxen 110, 
James M. Aiken. - 

horse 75, 2 oxen 125, 9 cows 200, yearling 15, 2 swine 15, 

house 450, barn 200, home place 78a 1000, 
Roswell H.Allen. 

4 horses 350, 5 oxen 165, 7 cows 150, 4 two-years old 80, 

5 yearlings 75, 1 sheep 3, 2 swine 27 /house 700, barn 400, 
store house 75, shed 25, home place 102a 3000, Piper lot 
7a 75, Cleveland lot 25a 300, Blackmer lot 8a 15, 

Edward H. Allen. - 

George F. Allen. - - - - 

2 horses 150, colt 40, 2 oxen 120, 6 cows 150, 5 two-years- 
old 70, 34 sheep 75, 4 swine 25, house 75, barn 125, shed 
50, home place 120a 1625, - 

Eunice M. Abbott. - 

I house 200, £ barn, 85, shed 50, home place 32a 425, plain 
lot 25a 50, exempt 500, 



28 63 



19 81 
2 60 



24 69 

33 73 
3 43 

29 04 



72 72 
2 00 



34 56 
4 30 



Names and Valuation, 



c 



Tax 



John Arnot. -------- 

10 horses 700, land 18a 75, 

Eugene Barnes. - • 

James D. Barnes. -------- 

horse 120, 4 oxen 235, 5 cows 135, 1 two-years-old. 15. 
v ear ling 12, I swine 15, house 75, barn 425, home place 8i 
a 1300, 'Woods lot 10a 200, - - 

Monroe W. Berry. 

horse 35, 3 cows 70, 1 swine 5, house 150, barn 75, home 
place 27a 200, - 

John Berry. ______ 

2 horses 175, 3 cows 70, 2 two-years-old 30, 8 sheep 25, 1 
swine 10, house 250, barn 300, shed 50, cider mill 100, 
home place 66a 800, Stockwell lot 23a 100, Old place 50a 
200, 

Charles W. Berry. - 

2 horses 110, 2 oxen 95, 5 cows 125, 3 swine 23, house 250, 
2 barns 350, shed 35, home place 95a 1000, 

Henry L. Berry. _____ 

Frank J. Berry. ------ 

horse 75, house 125, home place 60a 475, - 

tanthia Brown, -_.___ 

cow 25, | house 150, barn 100, home place 55a 450, ex- 
empt 500, - - - 

Marshall Brown. - 

2 horses 175, 2 oxen 85, 2 cows 40, house 250, barn 100, 
saw mill 550, home place 52a 30'), Stone lot 18a 150, 
Vaughan lot 23a 150, Grav lot 30a 125, Little lot 50a 800, 
Rail Road lot 6a 50, Gibbs lot 2£a 40, 

Brown & Harrington. 

saw mill, boiler and engine 1200, - 

Hiram H. Barrows. - - 

horse 150, 3 cows 70, yearling 15, house 150, barn 100, 
home place 54a 375, _____ 

Homer Blinn. horse 40, cow 20, - 

Brown & ISimonds. Arnot lot 12a 200, - 

Joseph E. Bigelow. Money at interest 500, 

Donald Black. - 

Rodolphus C. Clark. ----- 

horse 50, 2 cows 60, 2 yearlings 25, 14 sheep 40, house 
700, barn 400, shed 25, home place 130a 1700, Smith lot 
7a 20, Tourtellott lot 10a 35, 

Andrew Cadett, Jr., house 75, laud la 10, 

John F. Cowan. -.-_._ 

horse 75, 2 oxen 120, 6 cows 150, yearling 12, 1 swine 15, 
2 barns 250, home place 70a 800, - 

Liberty Crosse tt. 

stock in trade 1200, horse 145, house and store 600, barn 
100, ^ cheese factory 12, i cheese factory lot £a 3, 



Names and Valuation. 



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Tax. 



George L. Cleveland. 2 cows 40, ... 

Mrs. M. J. Crosby. - 

house 150, barn 50, home place 43a 850, 

Wilson J. Caswell. - - - 

Walter A. Clark. 

Samuel Davis. -._.__ 

horse 75, 3 oxen 90, 4 cows 100, 3 two-years-old [60, 9 
yearlings 75, house 400, barn 275, Holden ' house 50, Hol- 
den barn 25, home place 86a 1425, Holden place 4a 100, 
Parker lot 18a 175, - - 

"William Dickey. ------ 

Mrs. William Dickey. - 

horse 85, 2 cows* 45, 7 sheep 20, house 125, barn 85, home 
place 50a 150, 

George Dickey. 1 yearling 15, 

Lewis Doray/ ---.-__ 

horse 65, cow 20, 2 two-years-old 20, yearling 10, 

Mary Doray. 

house 150, barn 200, home place 185a 550, 

Alonzo VV. Freeman. - 

horse 90, 2 cows 30, 1 two-vears-old 25 , 1 swine 5, house 
200, barn 100, home place l*9a 450, Plain lot 10a 15, Clark 
lot 6a 25, 

Andrew Garlic. ------ 

5 cows 120, 1 two-years-old 18, yearling 15, house 175, 2 
barns 125, home place 45a 575, '--"'- - 

Samuel A. Garlic. - - - 

George H. Garlic. - 

Garlic Brothers. -->"'__ 

2 horses 115, 4 cows 80, 1 two-vears-old 15, 1 vearling 5, 
8 swine 20, house 125, barn 14)0, home place 138a 750, 
Downing lot 44a 200, - 

Chester H. Gray. ------ 

horse 70, 2 cows 55, 1 two-years-old 20, 1 yearling 10, 
house 325, barn 100, home place 55a 625, 

Henry N. Grover. horse 85, cows 25. - 

Albert A. Grout. 

2 horses 90, 2 oxen 80, 4 cows 110, 1 two-years-old 20, 2 
swine 15, house 225, barn 175, shed 25, creamerv 25, I 
cheese factory 12, home place 75a 1225, cheese factory lot 

g-a O, - - _ _ _ _ '_ 

Erastus F. Gross. - - - _ _ 

horse 30, 4 oxen 165, 4 cows 75, 1 two-years-old 20, house 
125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 110a 725, 

Arthur H. Gross. - - - - _ J 

lOlenor F. Gilbert. 

house 300, barn 150, shed 25, home place 70a 700, 

Cnton G. Haskins. - - - - _ 

horse 35, cow 30, house 125, barn 75, Peirce house 75, 



1 2 52 



13 65 
2 00 
2 00 



39 

2 


05 
00 


6 

2 


50 
20 


3 


50 


11 


70 



14 22 



15 36 

2 00 
2 00 



18 33 



17 67 
3 43 



28 07 



18 44 
2 00 

15 27 



Names and Valuation 



Peirce lot la 25, Fish 



barn 50, home 



Peirce barn 25, home place 37a 325, 

lot 10a 125, 
Mason W. Haskins. - 

horse 75, 2 cows 50, 1 swine 5, house 200, 

place 27a 350, 
Frank W. Hamilton. 

2 horses 100, 3 cows GO, house 150, barn 100, shed 25, 

home place 57a 950, - 

Whitney O. Haskins. - 

Park Hannum. - - -* 

2 oxen 120, 12 cows 225, 2 yearlings 25, house 100, barn 

125, home place 82a 800, ... 

Austin P. Hannum, - 
Charles E. Hannum. 1 yearling 15, - 
Laura Horr estate. - 

house 175, barn 50, home place 117a 500, 
John M. Horr. --_.__ 
Josiah A. Hemenway. - 

horse 25, 2 oxen 55, 2 cows 40, 1 two-ears-old 15, 1 9wine 

12, old house 25. old barn 50, 1 house 75, 1 barn 100, home 

place 25a 150, old place 27a 300, - 

Caroline Horr. ---__. 

2 oxen 115, 3 cows 55, house 100, barn 50, home place 

1 10a 450, --.... 

Ruben N. Horr. ---___ 

James E. Horr. ---... 
Richard B. Howard. - 

horse 25, 2 oxen 65, 2 cows 55, 2 two-years-old 50, 1 year- 
ling 15, 2 swine 15, - - - - - 
R. B. Howard & Son. - 

house 200, barn 125, shed 25, home place 88a 875, 
Henry A. Howard. - 

George L. Hunter. ------ 

2 horses 100, 6 cows 130, 1 two-years-old 18, 2 swine l 1 '. 

house 175, barn 125, home place 42a 900, 
Joseph M. Harrington. - 

coav 30, barn 50, Oakes place 80a 500, 
Clinton P. Harrington. - 

stock in trade 3000, horse 125, Hemenway lot 35a L50, 

Arnot lot 18a 100, - 

Mrs. J. M. Harrington. - 

house 75, barn 75, home place 4a 75, Oakes lot 3a 50, 
Andrew Hydes heirs. Sprout lot 7a 200, 
Joseph N. Hamilton. ------ 

horse 85, 4 oxen 125, 3 cows 55. 3 two-years-old 30, 2 

yearlings 20, 3 sheep 6, 1 swine lb, house 50, barn 100, 

shop 25, home place 79a 875, sprout lot 9a 75, 
Lysander F. Haskins heirs, laud 6a 300, 
John Hunt, house 250, barn 15, home place 22a 300, 



Tax. 



12 98 



11 49 



20 01 

2 oo 



20 14 
2 00 
2 2Q 

9 43 

2 oo 



13 oi 



1 

1 

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2 00 
2 00 




4 9.-; 


1 

1 


15 93 
2 00 



20 95 



9 54 



I5 8| 

3 58 
2 60 



20 93 
3 90 
9 35 




S. Augusta Johnson. - 

cow 25, house 175, barn 200, home place 88a 1050, 

George L. Johnson. - 

horse 50, 2 oxen 120, 6 cows 160, 2 two-years-old 40, house 
400, barn 100, wagon house 15, home place 94a 1300, Gay- 
lord lot 30a 150, Shaw lot 18a 50, - - ♦ - 

Ansel Johnson. _.._.- 

horse 125, 3 cows 65, 2 two-years-old 25, 2 sheep 5, swine 
8, house 250, barn 75, home place 140a 1000, 

Andrew Johnson, horse 200, - 

Nelson B. Jones. .-._._ 

money at interest 1000, horse 70, 6 cows 1 15, 2 yearlings 
30, house 375, barn 75, home place 110a 900, 

Lyman S. Johnson. ___-_. 
horse 75, 2 oxen 90, 6 cows 145, 2 two-years-old 35, 2 
swine 8, house 325, barn 100, i cheese factory 12, home 
place 79a 2200, Abbott lot 74a 210, cheese factory lot £a 3, 

William H. Johnson. - 

4 oxen 225, 4 cows 75, house 300, barn 300, i cheese fac- 
tory 12, home place 76a 1275, cheese factory lot *-a 3, 

Mrs. Ansel Johnson, money at interest 180, 

Joseph H. King. ._.__. 

2 cows 50, 2 two-years-old 75, 1 yearling 8, house 100, 
barn 100, home place 68a 550, - 

Merriam King. ___.._ 

2 horses 175, 4 cows 110, 2 yearlings 3% house 300, barn 
100, home place 89a 1100, - 

George W. Lincoln. - 

Leonard Lincoln. --____ 

2 horses 145, 2 oxen 85, 4 cows 95, 12 sheep 30, house 400 
barn 400, home place 293a 1000,' 

David B. Lawless. - 

house 200, barn 100, home place 46a 200, - - . 

Lucius S. Lawless. 4 oxen 220, cow 20, 

Asa Moore. - - 

house 200, barn 100, mill 150, home place 14a 225, 

Myron E. Moore. - - - - 

Moses Nolett. stock in trade 75, - 

Levi G. Osborn. --____ 

2 cows 40. house 200, barn 150, home place 8a 125, Shaw 
lot 10a 75, King lot 12a 50, - - 

Frederick N. Peirce. horse 80, 3 cows 65, 

Appleton Peirce, 2d, heirs. - 

house 550, barn 100, saw mill 200, home place 45a 525, 
Henry lot 24a 450, _ 

Herbert E. Peirce. - 

2 oxen 135, 6 cows 160, 4 two-years-old 70, 2 swine 28, 
house 200, barn 325, shed 25, i 'cheese factory 12, home 
place 182a 2350, cheese factory lot la 3, 

Daniel T. Pierce. - - 



18 86 



33 01 



24 19 
4 60 



35 35 



43 64 



30 47 

2 34 



13 48 



25 66 
2 00 



30 02 

8 50 
5 2 

10 78 
2 00 
2 98 



10 32 
3 89 



23 73 
2 00 



45 01 



Names and Valuation, 



2 oxen 65, cow 15, house 260, barn 100. home place 70a 600 

Appleton Peirce heirs, house 175, barn 100, home place 50a 
600, Fish lot 10a 50, 

Frederick E. Peirce. ----- 

horse 100, 2 oxen 95, cow 20, 1 two-years-old 25, 1 year- 
ling 10, house 250, barn 125, home place 94a 600, 

Madison Peirce. - -'-.-. 

horse 75, 2 cows 50, house 275, barn 100, home place 16a 
200, Tourtellott Jot 20a 100, - 

Linus M. Peirce. 1 swine 20, - - - - j 1 

Algernon "W. Peirce. ------ 

horse 50, colt 50, 3 cows 70, yearling 15, house 200, barn 
150, home place 25a 500, - 

Clesson Peirce estate. ------ 

house 250, barn 125, home place 62a 700. 

Waldo H. Peirce. - - - 

2 cows 45, house 275, home place £a 25, Peirce lot 28a 125 
Joel F. Peirce. ------ 

Mrs. David F. Peirce. ----- 

house 200, barn 50, home place 2a 75, Aikens lot 75, 
Herman C. Powers, cow 25, yearling 15, - - 1 

Frederick L. Potter. ----- i 

Daniel R. Potter. ------ i 

horse 25, cow 25, house 150, barn 50, hen house 15, home 

place da 125, - 

liufus Powers estate. ----- 

house 150, barn 50, home place 58a 400, - 
Christopher W. Paige, ----- 

horse 50, 2 oxen 115. 8 cows 220. yearling 12, 2 swine 15, 

house 350, barn 200, * cheese factory 12, home place 104a 

24()(», cheese factory lot \n 3, 
Warren B. Paige, stock in trade 100, horse 50, - 1 

Charles W. Paige. ------ i 

John C Paige. ------ 1 

Edwin J. Paige. -._-__ 

house 175, barn 25, home place la 50, Hunter lot 5a 150, 
Charles L. Powers, horse 75, 1 

Alden D. Reed. ------ 

3 horses 150, 3 cows 70, 4 two-years-old 55, 2 yearlings 15, j 
12 sheep 30, swine 8, house 550, barn 320, shed 25, i 
cheese factory 12, home place 115a 2250, cheese factory 
lot |a 3, 

Mrs. Abigail Russell. - 

2 cows 50, house 450, barn 100, shed 25, home place 32a 

350, exempt 500, - - - - 

Joseph Stone. -._-__ 

horse 50, colt 75, 2 cows 45, yearling 18, house 175, barn 

100, home place 52a 450, . - 
Joseph N. Shaw. -__.__ 

2 horses 175, 2 oxen 65, 2 cows 40, 2 swine 20, house 375, 




. barn 100, blacksmith shop 150, home place 70a 600, 
Walter O. Shaw. - - - - 

Henry C. Shaw. ------ 

George W. Shaw. ----- 

horse 75, 7 cows 150, 1 two-years-old 15, 8 sheep 20,2 

swine 20, honse 350, barn 100, home place 60a 1300, 
Alpheus Snow. ------ 

George L. Stacy, ------ 

Charles YV. Shattuck. ------ 

2 horses 150, 5 cows 125, 3 yearlings 30, house 200, barn 

175, home place 100a 750, ... - 

Eddis Stowell. horse 50, 
Henry Sturtevant. - - - - 

2 cows 50, 13 two-years old 150, house 500, barn 300, cider 

mill 200, vinegar house 100, creamery 25, home place 78a 

1900, - - - - - 

William A. Sweezey. horse 25, 3 cows 70, 
James M. Stacy, cow 20, - - 

Addison D. Thayer. - 

Mrs. A. D. Thayer. - 

2 horses 125, 2 oxen 125, 4 cows 70, yearling 20, house 

225, barn 100, Snyder house 50, Synder barn 25, home 

place 89a 1025, Snyder place 30a 200, Vaughan lot 25a 75, 
Samuel Thrasher. - 

2 horses 120, colt 75, 5 cows 125, house 150, barn 75, home 

place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, 
HYed M. Thrasher. - 

Walter I. Thrasher. - 

Oscar A. Titus. -____„ 

house 300, barn 100, shop 50, home place 8a 125, 
Henry S. Upton. - - - - - 

2 cows 45, house 150, barn 100, home place 50a 250, 
George H. Upton, cow 25, y§arling 10, 
Willard S. Upton. ------ 

horse 60, 2 oxen 65, 2 cows 35, 1 two-years-old 20, house 

150, barn 100, home place 59a 400, - 

Leighton A. Upton. - 

Ervin D. Vaughau. - - - 

horse 45, cow 30, house 400, barn 250, house, old place 

250, barn, old place, 100, home place 70a 700, 
Walter S. Vaughan. - - - - - 

horse 50, cow 30, house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100, 
Howard A. Vaughan. 2 cows 50, ... 

Dexter M. Vaughau. - - - - 

horse 25, 3 cows 80, yearling 15, swine 7, house 100, barn 

75, home place 49a 350, Henry place 40a 500, 
Clarinda Vaughan. - - - 

house '50, barn 100, horse barn 100, home place 126a 775, 
Joseph P. Vaughan. - 

horse 50, 3 cows 70, 2 yearlings 25, house 200, barn 25, 



| 21 83 

1 2 00 
1 



1 



2 00 



18 39 
2 00 
2 00 



i 20 60 
1 2 65 



41 93 
3 24 

2 26 
2 00 



26 52 



18 19 
2 00 
2 00 

9 48 

9 09 
2 46 



12 79 

2 00 



25 08 

6 94 
4 65 



16 98 
15 93 



Names and Valuation. 



Tax. 



home place 30a 250, old place 54a 275, 

Arthur A. Vaughan. horse 100, - 

Dexter VTheelock. ------ 

cow 20, yearling 20, house 100, barn 50, home place 
33a 150, ------ 

Ellis White. 

2 oxen 105, 3 cows 80, 1 two-years-old 18, 1 yearling 15, 

Anson A. White. - 

Josiah E. White. ------ 

Nelson Whitaker. - - 

horse 40, 2 cows 55, 1 house 300, barn 100, home place 40a 
650, Titus lot 30a 200, - 

Thomas Wheeler. ------ 

2 cows 35, 2 yearlings 15, house 150, barn 125, home 
place 67a 525, ----- 

George M. Webber. ----- 

horse 150, 2 oxen 120, 8 cows 160, 2 swine 10, bull 20, 
house 200, barn 450, home place 118a 1800, 

Frank F. Wood. - 

Oliver L. Wood. ------ 

horse 125, 4 oxen 240, 7 cows 150, 1 two-years-old 18, 5 
swine 50, house 200, barn 75, shed 25, home place 140a 
1500, out lot 55a 600, - 

John Wood. ------ 

horse 50, 2 cows 45, yearling 10, house 225, barn 100, Rus- 
sell house 100, Russell barn 100, home place 55a 250, Rus- 
sell place 70a 250, ----- 

James F. Wood. ---.__ 

stock in trade 50, 6 horses 450, colt 35, cow 20, shop 50, 

Willard A. Wetherell. house 200, home place 3a 25, 

William F. Wendermuth. cow 18, 2 yearlings 20, land 72a 400 

Charles C. Younjr. - 



13 64 
3 30 



6 42 

4 83 
2 00 
2 00 



19 49 



11 05 



39 83 
2 00 



40 78 



16 70 

9 87 
4 93 

7 69 
2 00 



Non-Residents. 



Name and Valuation. Tax. 



athol. 

I J. M. King estate. Peirce lot 44a 550, - $7 15 
Frank and Susan Stacv. House 75, barn 50, land 9a 75, exempt 

ioo, -■■■;.".- - - - - - I 30 

Lemuel K. Baker. Thayer lot 10a 50, - - - - 65 

GREENWICH. 

I #. B. Estey. Land 65a 200, - - - - 2 60 

[Horace Clark. Land 40a 400, 5 20 

i Hiram Caswell estate. Land 77a 300, - - - 3 90 

' P. T. Haskell estate. Land 35a 500, - - - 6 50 

Frank C Powers estate. Land 30a 200, - - - 2 60 

Smith Kelley's estate. Land 100a 400, - - - 5 20 

Elerv Drinkwater. Land 20a 300, - - - - 3 90 

William Manley. Land 30a 200, - - - - - 2 60 

Baxter Whitcoinb estate. Land 30a 156, - - - 1 95 

Smith Cutler. Land 69a 700, - - - - 9 10 

Chandler Powers. Land 10a 30, .... 39 

C A. Powers. Land 25a 200. - - - 2 60 
John A. Wheeler. Land 7a 100, - - - - -130 

W. P. Frye. Land 6a 50, - - - - - 65 

Martin E. Vaughan. Land la 15, - - ... 20 

8. P. Bailev. Little lot 88a 500, South lot 6a 25, - - 6 83 

0. N. Powers Land 4a 100, - - - - 1 30 

H. B. Hodgkins. Land 10a 250, - - - - 3 25 

Brigham Nutting. Land 3a 33 
0, J. and Marv Abbott. 2 oxen 110, 6 cows 105, 2 two-years-old 
20, house 700, barn 200, home place 80a 1700, Egvpt lot 10a 

125, exempt 500, - - - - - 31 99 

SPENCER. 

Merritt Horr. Plain land 45a 150, - - - - 1 95 

ENFIELB. 

Susan Newbry. Land 11a 100, - . . 1 30 
W. B. Downing. Haskins lot 40a 150, Stetson lot 150a 500, Peirce 

lot 15a 50, .9 10 

L. and J. Thurston. House 100, barn 100, Johnson place 90a 700, 11 70 

Uharles Snyder. House 250, barn 100, Powers place 25a 350, 9 10 

Rillett & Flint. Land 65a 200, - - - - 2 60 



10 

PELHAM. 

Joseph Mayhew's heirs. Land 8a 75, 

George H. Wilson. Land 18a 100, - 

Harrison Horr's heirs. Land 30a 50, - 

David Shores. Hunt lot 15a 50, Abbott lot 70a 700, Conkev lot 

64a 1000, Crosett lot 6a 100, Johnson lot 12a 100, 
T. L. Cook. Saw mill 700, land 15a 100, 
H. Peirce heirs. Beaman lot 7a 10J, - 

SPRINGFIELD. 

J. M. Cowan. Land 30a 600, 

J. E. Shores. House 300, barn 150, home place 10a 350, pasture 
lot 9a 50, 

"ORANGE, * 

Harrison Barrows. House 600, h°use 150, barn 100, mill 2000, 

land 4a 150, - 

Lnman J\ Peirce, Colt 55, land 172a 1000, 

i •■ AMHERST. 

John A. Peirce. Land 20a 250, - - - - 

Soloman Siblev. £ cheese factorv lot £a 3, - 

F. R. Paige &*Son. Old plac3 6a 50, 

£aige Brothers. Land 9a 50, - - - •* 

NEW 3ALEM. 

Willard Putnam. Land 66a 300, 
Frank W. Lincoln. Dunn lot 26a 1 175, 
J.A.Stacy. Bigelow lot 36a 125, 

Charles E. Rodgers. Land 14a 200, - - . • . -. 

David Hamilton. Land 14a 200, - • - . 

Hiram Winter, barn 100, land 29a 275. - -'. 

Joseph White. House 100, barn 100. Newell place HX>;» 700, 
Edward A. Freeman. Berry lot 3a 35, Peirce lot 6a 40, 

SHUTESBl'RY. 

: ; . ■ :• 1 i'.r. 

George A. Berry. Land 30a 125, - - , . - 

Harrison Hamilton. Land 7a 100, -.-,-,; 

William H. Hemenway. School, lot 25a IW), Hon; In 3%| 2300, 

LEVERETT. 

Mrs. S. C. Reynolds. Horse barn 50, $ house 100. J barn 15, land 

11a 225,' - - - -,'-'- - 5 °t' 

James Fitts heirs. Land 15a 75, - - - - > 98 

OHIO. 

Theodore Lindsey. House 350, land 3a 250. - - - 7 80* 

< ; l DANA..: • . i . 

Jason Powers heirs. House 75, barn 100, land 320a 1025, - 15 60 

J. W. Morgan. Land 75a 750, - - - - 9 1» 

W.B.Lincoln. Land 100a 450, - .-.'' . -' " ' - -. 5 8l 

Lewis Doubleday. Land 8a 50, - - - - -65 

S. F. Lindsey's heirs. Land 40a 200, t . ..-, - - 2 60 

Ltjc is Doubleday. Land 28a 250, land l2a.50, Lijidsey lot 15a 175, 6 1& 



1 


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25 


35 


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40 


1 


30 


7 


80 


11 


05 


39 00 


13 


72 


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20 


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65 




65 


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90 


2 28 


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63 


2 


60 


2 


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11 


70 




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1 


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3o 


42 


90 



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Charles A. Gleason. Land 54a 500, - - - -6 50 

Charles Lindsey's heirs. House 50, Brush mountain lot 8a 40, 

Humes pasture 27a 270, J. W. Lindsey place 95a 200, 7 28 

John E. Stowell. Machinery 700, - - - - 9 10 

J. S. Brown. Land 8a 50, - - - - 65 

Recor&Cary. -Land 30a 100, ^ - - - 1 30 

Joseph Recor. Fay & Newton lot 45a 100, - * - 1 30 

WARE. 

Milton Lewis heirs. Land 15a 50, - - « - 65 

; ; hardwick. 

George D. Paige. Land 60a 160, - - - - 2 08 

£. F. Paige. Stacy place 120a 700, - - * - - 9 10 

EAST DOUGLASS. 

Mrs. A. E. Kemp. Land 30a 300, - - - - 3 90 

'. . BARRE. 

Roxanna Brown. Land 22a 150, - - - - 1 95 

WORCESTER. 

torthia A. Burgess. Land 7a 100, - * * - 1 30 

WESTFIELD. 

Eber E Gridley and I. H. Plumbley. Land 24a 100, - 1 30 

; WENDELL. 

Westley W. Hunt. & house 75, land 14a 150, - » 2 93 

FEEDING HILLS. 

James J. Anthell. Darby lot 43a 400, Baker place 2a 100, - 6 50 

..<,H>'Vi,., 



NAMES OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY EXEMPT 

FROM TAXATION. 

Abigail Russell. Real estate 500. 

Charlotte F. Gilbert. House 400, barn 25, land la 50. 

Maria Vaughan. Land 25a 100. 

Lucy Rider. House 175, barn 25, land 3a 75. 

Mary Cooley. Land 10a 100. 

Sophia Lincoln. House 100. 

Congregational Society. Church 600, house 700, barn 200, land 11a 500, 

United Brethren Society. Church 300. 

Joseph Freeman. House 50, shed 10, land la 25. 

Tanthia Brown. Real estate 500. 

Amelia Root. Real estate 150. 

Mrs. Fanny Alden. House 100, home place 35a 150, 

Eunice M. Abbott. Real estate 500. 

Mary J. Abbott. Real estate 500. 

Susan Stacy. Real estate 100. 



12 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Number of persons assessed for property, - - 201 

" " poll tax only, - 35 



236 

Number of polls assessed, 157 

Tax on each poll, - - - - - - - $2 00 

Value of assessed personal estate, - 28,810 

" real estate, including land, - 45,478 

" " " buildings, - - 103,042 

Total assessed valuation May 1st, 1888, ... 177,330 

TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES, INCLUD- 
ING OVERLAYINGS. 

On personal estate, 

Real, - 

Polls, 

Kate per $1000, 
Number of horses, 

" COW8, 



<< 
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a 



sheep, - 

neat cattle other than cows, 

swine, 

dwelling houses, - 

acres of land, 



$374 68 




1,930 00 




274 00 






$2,578 68 




• 


13 00 


. 


109 


- 


284 


- 


101 


- 


209 


- 


52 


- 


109 




11,007 



WALDO H. PEIRCE,-) Assessors 
A. A. GROUT, S of 

E. M. AIKEN, ) Prescott. 



OFFICIAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



Town of Prescott, 



FOK 



1889=90, 



WITH 



Ttje Valuation ai}d Taxes, 



TURNERS FALLS, MASS: 

PRINTED BY CECIL T. BAG^ALL, PKOPMETOR OF REPORTER ^ 

1890. 
c 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN. 



To the Citizens of Prescott : 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES, 1889. 

Elmer M. Aiken, Surveyor. 
Paid Elmer M. Aiken, self and oxen, $118 37 

Alden D. Reed, " " 

Frank W. Hamilton, '• horse, 

Whitney Haskins, 

Waldo H. Peirce, 

Andrew Johnson, 

Algernon W. Peirce, 

Charles Grout, 

Charles C. Young, 

Harry Haskins, 

Erving D. Vaughan, 

Henry A. Johnson, 

George H. Upton, 

George L. Powers, 

Willard A. Witherell, 
Paid for repairs on scraper, 

BRIDGES. 



96 


52 


64 


57 


27 


52 


4 


50 


6 


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31 


91 


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10 


1 


20 


18 


27 


3 


75 


5 


25 




90 


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05 


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$393 97 



Paid Clinton P. Harrington, for plank and 

labor, $90 18 

Downing & Ward, for plank, 8 07 

Napoleon Welcome, for stones, 4 50 

T. L. Cook, for plank, 1 50 

E. M. Aiken, for labor, . 2 50 

A. W. Peirce, " 5 00 

David Peirce, " 2 00 

Daniel Peirce, for stringers, 2 25 

Total cost on bridges, $116 00. 



SNOW BILLS. 

Paid R. H. Allen, for opening roads in the 

spring of 1888, 3 00 

" James D. Barnes, for opening roads in 

the spring of 1890, 60 

" J. M. Aiken, for opening roads in the 

spring of 1890, 62 

$4 22 



Total cost of highways and bridges, $514 19 

Elmer M. Aiken, surveyor. 

MILITARY AND STATE AID. 

Paid D. R. Potter, $48 00 

Maria L. Potter, 48 00 

W. A. Witherell, 36 00 

W. W. Parks, 33 00 

Mary H. Hanson, 32 00 

D. M. Vaughan, 20 00 

Levi G. Osborn. 30 00 

Lucian M. Titus, 96 00 

G. H, Upton, 66 00 

$409 



TOWN FARM Dr. 

To hay in barn, $100 00 



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TOWN FARM. Cr. 



$101 25 

111 30 

25 00 

4 00 

2 00 



$243 



Balance in favor of town, $143 



5 

TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid E. M. Aiken, for services as Select- 
man, Overseer of Poor, Assessor and 

Registrar, $36 00 

A. A. Grout, Assessor, Registrar and 
Agent, 66 00 

A. W. Peirce, Assessor, Registrar and 

Agent, 60 00 

H. N. Grover, Supt. of schools, 40 00 

L. Crossett, for services three months 
as Treasurer, 3 75 

F. N. Peirce, as Registrar, 5 00 

A. W. Peirce, services as sealer of 

weights and measures, 3 00 

A. A. Grout, services as Treasurer, 15 00 



$228 75 



MISCELLANEOUS. 
Paid Athol Transcript Co., printing re- 
ports, '88 and '89, 24 75 
44 L. Crossett, postage and express, 81 
44 for tax collector's and assessor's books, 2 00 
" envelopes and order books, 4 26 
44 services of surveyor on line on Town 

Farm, 2 00 

44 F. M. Gould, for attendance at births, 6 00 
" D. F. Peirce, for going with hearse, 9 45 

" F. N. Peirce, for recording births, 

deaths and marriages, 4 40 

44 F. N. Peirce, stationery, postage, ex- 
press and justice fees, 
Dexter Wheelock, for keeping six tramps, 
A. A. Grout, for keeping one tramp, 
44 AW. Peirce, postage and stationery, 
44 expenses out of town, 
44 for auction bills, 
' 4 remit on taxes, 
for tax bills, 

transporting scholars, 

lumber for Town Hall, 

guard rails, iron, screws, nails, hinges, 

money paid out for deposition, 

$112 34 






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RECAPITULATION 



Paid for highways and bridges, 
" military and state aid, 
" miscellaneous, 
" town officers, 
" support of Poor, 



$514 19 
409 00 
112 34 
228 75 
397 70 



-$1661 98 



LIABILITIES. 



Margaret Johnson, note and interest, 
Due for support of L. Rider (about) 



249 10 
35 00 



$284 10 



RESOURCES. 



Due from State for Military and State Aid, $357 00 
School books on hand, 188 45 

~Note-?rf-L7i , drP -23-0&- 

Cash on hand, 718 06 

Due from Collector, 100 00 /df^^l 

$±3STTot- 






Balance in favor of Town, 






Respectfully submitted, 



E. M. AIKEN, ) Selectmen 
A. A. GROUT, i of 
A. W. PEIRCE, ) Prescott. 



Paid Mrs. E. F. Gilbert, boarding Melissa 

Lawless, $67 07 

" Mrs. E. J. Paige, boarding Melissa * 

Lawless, 4§>'#9>^ 
" Dr. F.M.Gould, medical attendance and 

medicine, 5 00 

" for clothing, 1 42 

" for burial expenses, coffin, 12 00 

m " " digging grave, 3 00 

$144 24 

Paid Northampton asylum support of L. 

Rider, $169 46 

$169 46 

Paid for clothing bought for Nathan M. • 

Horr, $27 25 

■ $27 25 

Paid for support of Hiram Freaman, 12 00 

" " Mrs. Silas Kentfield, 44 75 

75 



Total amount paid for support of Poor, $397 70 

Received from town of Shutesbury for sup- 
port of Hiram Freaman, $12 00 

Received from the town of Belchertown for 

support of Mrs. Silas Kentfield, 44 75 

$5^ 75 



Total cost of poor, $340 95 



ELMER M. AIKEN, ) Overseers 
A. A. GROUT, V of 

A. W. PEIRCE, ) Poor. 



8 



eoort of the School Committee 



FOR THE YEAR 1889-'90. 



RECEIPTS. 






Balance on hand from last year, 


$139 33 




Town appropriation, 


500 00 




State School Fund, 


303 07 




Dog tax, 


30 16 


$972 56 



EXPENDITURES. 

For teachers' salaries, $691 50 

Fuel, 41 10 

Care of school-houses, 8 10 



$740 70 



Palance, $231 86 

BOOK ACCOUNT. 



Value of books April 1st, 1889, $198 69 

Books purchased, 40 96 



Books sold, - $1 20 

Estimated loss by use, 50 00 



$239 65 
$51 20 



Estimated value April 1st, 1890, $188 45 



9 



SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES. 



Teachers' salaries, 

Fuel, 

Care of school- house, 

Books purchased, 

Supplies * 4 

Repairs and painting, 

Conveying pupils, 



5691 


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41 


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8 


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96 




31 


99 




408 


26 




25 


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$1246 


91 



REPAIRS ON NUMBER 4 HOUSE. 



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Paid C. F. Paige, for hardware, sheathin< 
paper, 
C. F. Paige, lime, cement, etc., 
Mrs. Crossett, for nails, 
Geo. Berry, for shingles, 
Solon Lee, 4fc 

A. F. Tyler, doors, 
Geo. Crowel, lumber, 
T. L. Cook, " 
Gilbert E. Flint, floor boards, 
One bunch of lath, 
Laying shingle, 9j4 M. at $1.25, 
Geo. Johnson, labor, care of oxen, 

" boarding help, 

David Huntly, carpenter work, 
Hiram Moore, '* 

H. A. Vaughan, " 

David Phelps, mason work, 
Procter Whitaker, " 
N. W. Haskins, labor, 
H. N. Grover, " 
O. A. Titus, " 
Linus Peirce, * 4 
W. F. Wendemuth, labor, 
C. W. Clark, black board material, 
11 lbs. of zinc, 

B. & A. R. R., express and freight on 
material, 3 13 



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9 


15 


2 


03 


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1 


75 


12 


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13 


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11 


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75 


11 


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10 



Paid Ballard for planing out lumber and 
getting out finish . 
" Mr. Stowell, for planing floor boards, 
" Charles Chamberlain, painting, 
" O. D. Case, furniture, 
" Austin Gross, drawing lumber, 

Keceived by sale of old desk, material, etc., $5 72 



3 


05 


2 


25 


50 


74 


88 


70 


3 


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$354 61 



ROLL OF JEOJSTOB. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE THREE TERMS. 

Florence Upton, Blanche Upton, Ethel Vaughan. 
PERFECT TWO TERMS. 

George Upton. Fanny Grover, Lucia Grover. Ruth Grover, 
Fanny Shattuck, Fanny Jennison, Maud Reed, Hattie Hem- 
en way. 

PERFECT ONE TERM. 

Grace Powers, Mary Hamilton, Alice Thresher, Carrie 
Horr, Lenna Reed, Willie Russell, Percy Young, Freddy 
Sturtevant, Hattie Upton, Bert Powers, Allie Barns, Hattie 
Cowan, Laura Pierce, Ada Pierce, Eddie King. 

The pupils from Xo. 1 school were conveyed to No. 2 school 
during the spring term at an expense of $25.00. 

No. 4 school house has been repaired, painted and furnished 

with new seats at an expense of $354 61 

Paid for painting and repairs No. 3 house, 30 50 

No. 2 house, painting and repairs, 22 15 

No. 5, varnishing desks, 1 00 



$408 26 



H. N. GROVER, ) School Committee 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, V of 

H. C. POWERS, ) Prescott. 



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12 



TOWN WARRANT. 

LIST OF ARTICLES TO BE VOTED OX APRIL 7th, 1890. 

Art. 1st. To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting. 
Art. 2d. To receive the reports of the Selectmen and act thereon. 
Art. 3d. To choose all necessary town officers for the year ensuing- 
Art. 4th. To vote by ballot, yes or no, in answer to the question, 

Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors in this 

town ? 

Art. 5th. To del ermine the manner of repairing the highways and 

bridges the ensuing: year. 

Art. 6th. To see if the town will accept the list of jurors as pre- 
pared b} T the Selectmen. 

Art. 7th. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to de- 
fray town charges and make appropriation of the same. 

Art. 8th. To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer to borrow 
money in anticipation of taxes the current year or act thereon. 

Art. 9th. To determine the manner of collecting taxes the current 
year or act thereon. 

Art. 10th. To see what disposition the town will make of the 
money arising from the Dog Fund. 

Art. 11th. To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
crops on the Town Farm the current year. 

Art. 12th. To see if the town will vote to repair the barn on the 
Town Farm or act thereon. 

Art. 13th. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
building a house on the Town Farm or act thereon. 

Art. 14th. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
building a fence around the West cemetery or act thereon. 

Art. 15th. To see what action the town will take in relation to 
building a fire proof vault for the preservation of the records and ap- 
propriate money for the same. 

Art. 16th. To see what compensation the town will allow the 
sealer of weights and measures. 



13 



VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN OF PJ^ESGOTT 

FOR THE YEAR 1889. 



Names and Valuation. Polls. Tax. 

Wales Aid rich, . . . .1 

I horse $25, 1 ccw $25, 1 house $30 , 1 barn 
$100, 1 shed $25, Henry house $10 '), Henry 
barn $50, home place 75 a. $150, Conkey lot 

II a. $30, Nutting lot 30 a. $200, Henry lot 

1 a. $50, . . . / $28 72 

West C. Aldrich, . . . 1 

1 horse 50, 2 oxen 125, 1 cow 18, 1 house 
250, 1 barn 75, 2 sheds 50, 1 cider mill 75, 
home place 75 a. 750, . . . 20 11 

W. C. & W. M. Aldrich, 

1 store building 200, . . 2 60 

Milo W . Abbott, . . . .1 

1 horse 50, 2 cows 40, 3 2 years old 45, 
1 yearling 10, 1 swine 8, 1 house on the hill 
300, 1 barn on the hill 75, 1 house 400, 1 
barn 75, 1 shed 25, land on the hill 1 a. 50, 
home place 64 a. 675, . 24 79 

C. J. & Mary Abbott, ... 1 

3 horses 250, 2 oxen 110, 9 cows 180, 1 two- 
years old 20, 2 swine 18, 1 house 700, 1 barn 
200, home place 80 a. 1700, Egypt lot 10 a. 
125, exempt 500, ... 38 44 



14 

Names and Valuation. Polls. Tax. 

John F. Aiken, . . . .1 

1 hor^e 90, 12 cows 275, 2 swine 20, 1 house 
350, 1 barn 200. horse barn 75, 1-9 cheese 
factory 10, home place 60 a. 1050, sprout lot 
8 a. 100, Berry lot 12 a. 125, cheese factory 
lot 1-9 a, 2, 31 87 

Elmer M. Aiken, ... 1 

1 horse 125, 2 oxen 125, 3 cows 75, . 6 23 

James M. Aiken, . . . .1 

1 horse 65, 2 oxen 110, 8 cows 160, 1 year- 
ling 12, 1 swine 8. 1 house 450, 1 barn 200, 
home place 78 a. 1000, . *8 07 

Roswell H. Allen, ... 1 

4 horses 300, 1 colt 50, 4 oxen 155, 9 cows 
170, 10 two-years old 70, 2 sheep 6, 3 swine 
30, 1 house 700, 1 barn 400, 1 store house 
75, 1 shed 25, home lot 102 a. 3000, Piper 
lot 7 a. 75, Cleveland lot 25 a. 300, Black- 
mer lot 8 a. 15, . . . 73 40 

Edward H. Allen, Hide lot 7 a. 200, . 1 4 60 

George F. Allen, ... 1 

1 horse 80, 1 colt 50, 2 oxen 120, 5 cows 
120, 3 two-years old 55, 1 yearling 12, 24 
sheep 70. 1 swine 7, 1 house 75, 1 barn 125, 
1 shed 50, home place 120 a. 1625, . 33 06 

Eunice M. Abbott, 

% house 200, 5-^ barn 85, 1 shed 50, home 
place 32 a. 425, plain lot 25 a. 75, exempt 
500, .... 4 36 

Eugene Barnes, ... 1 

James D. Barnes, ... 1 

1 horse 125, 2 oxen 130, 5 cows 125, 2 swine 
15, 1 house 75, 1 barn 425, home place 83 
a. 1300, Woods lot 10 a. 200, . 33 14 



15 

Names and Valuation. Polls. Tax. 

John Berry, . . . . 1 

2 horses 125, 2 oxen 105, 3 cows 70, 1 two- 
years old 20, 2 yearlings 20, 7 sheep 20, 

1 swine 10, 1 house 250, 1 barn 300, 1 shed 
50, 1 cider mill 100, home place 66 a. 500, 
Stockwell lot 23 a. 100, Old place 85 a. 450, 29 56 

Frank J. Berry, ... 1 

Home lot 1 a. 50, ... 2 65 

Monroe W. Berry, ... 1 

2 horses 125, 3 cows 60, 1 house 150, 1 barn 

75, home place 27 a. 200, . . 9 94 

Charles W. Berry, . . .1 

2 horses 120, 2 oxen 100, 5 cows 110, 3 
swine 30, 1 house 250, 2 barns 350, 1 shed 
25, home place 95 a. i.000, . . 27 81 

Henry L. Berry, . . . 1 2 00 

lanthia Brown, 

1 cow 15, 1 yearling 10, 2 /^ house 150, 1 

barn 100, home place 55 a. 450, exempt 500, 2 93 

Marshall F. Brown, ... 1 

2 horses 185, 2 oxen 75, 1 cow 20, 1 year- 
ling 10, 1 swine 10, 1 house 250, 1 barn 
100, 1 saw mill 550, steam boiler and engine 
1200, home place 52 a. 300, Stone lot 18 a. 
150, Vaughan lot 23 a. 150, Gray lot 30 a. 
125, Little lot 50 a. 800, railroad lot 6 a. 

50, Gibbs lot 2J a. 40, ' . . 54 20 

Hiram H. Barrows, ... 1 

1 horse 150, 4 cows 85, 1 yearling 12, 1 
house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 54 a. 375, 13 34 

Brown & Simmonds, 

Arnot lot 12 a. 200, . . . 2 60 

Homer Blinn, . . .1 

1 horse 25, 2 33 

Joseph E. Bigelow, ... 1 

Money at interest 500, . 8 50 



16 



Names and Valuation. 

Herbert W. Barnes, 



Polls. 

1 



Tax. 

2 00 



Rodolphus C. Clark, 

1 horse 40, 2 oxen 120, 2 cows 50, 2 two- 
years old 30, 8 yearlings 85, 1 swine 18,1 
house 700, 1 barn 400, 1 shed 25, home 
place 130 a. 1700, Smith lot 7 a. 20, 
Tourtellott lot 10 a. 35, 

Andrew Cadsett, 

1 horse 50, 1 house 75, home place 1 a. 10, 

John F. Cowan, 

1 horse 70, 2 oxen 90, 7 cows 180, 1 swine 
15, 2 barns 250, home place 70 a. 800, 

Liberty Crossett, 

1 horse 145, stock in trade 1200 1 house and 
store 600, 1 barn 100, 1-9 cheese factory 10, 
1-9 cheese factory lot 1-9 a. 2, 

Mrs. J. M. Crosby, 

1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 83 a. 850, 

Walter A. Clark, 
1 horse 50, 

Charles Clark, .... 

Samuel Davis, , 

1 horse 100, 1 ox 25, 4 cows 85. 7 two-years 
old 105, 1 house 400, 1 barn 275, 1 Holden 
house 50, 1 Holden barn 25, home place 86 
a. 1425, Holden place 4 a. 100, Parker lot 
175, .... 

William Dickey 

Mrs. William Dickey, 

1 horse 85, 1 yearling 8, 11 sheep 30, 1 
house 125, 1 barn 75, home place 50 a. 150, 

George Dickey, 

Jerry Doray, .... 



1 



43 90 
3 76 

20 27 





28 75 




13 65 


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2 65 


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2 00 


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6 15 


1 


2 00 


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14 18 


1 


2 00 


1 


2 00 


1 


2 00 



17 



Names and Valuation. Polls. Tax. 

Welcome & Doray, 

2 horses 175, 3 cows 60, 4 two -years old 60, 

1 yearling 10, ... 3 97 

Mrs. Mary Doray, 

1 house 150,1 barn 300, home place 185 a. 550, .13 00 

Alonzo W. Freeman, . . .1 

1 horse 75, 2 cows 50, 1 yearling 15, 1 swine 
7, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, home place 19 
a. 450, plain lot 10 a. 15, Clark lot 6 a. 25, 

Andrew Garlic, 

Samuel A. Garlic, 

George H. Garlic, 

Garlic Brothers, . . 

2 horses 115, 2 cows 40, 1 two-years old 12. 

2 swine 20, 1 house 125, 1 barn 100, home 

place 138 a. 750, Downing lot 44 a. 200, 17 71 

Chester H. Grey, . . . 1 

1 horse 70, 2 cows 50, 2 two-years old 35. 1 
house 325 , 1 barn 100, home place 55 a. 625, 17 67 

Henry N. Grover, ... 1 

1 horse 85, 3 11 

Albert A. Grant, . .. . 1 

3 horses 250, 2 oxen 80, 5 cows 120, 2 swine 
12, 1 house 225, 1 barn 175, 1 shed 25, 1 
creamery 25, 1-9 cheese factory 10. home 

place 75 a. 1000, cheese factory lot 1-9 a. 2, 27 02 

Erastus F. Gross, ... 2 

1 horse 30, 4 oxen 195, 5 cows 90, 1 house 
125, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 110 
a. 725, .... 20 78 

Arthur H. Gross, . . . 1 2 00 

Elenor F. Gilbert, 

1 house 300, 1 barn 150, 1 shed 25, home 

place 70 a. 700, . . . 15 28 



18 

Names and Valuation. Polls. Tax. 

Mrs. Andrew Garlic, 

6 cows 140, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 175, 2 
barns 125, home place 45 a. 575, 

Henry I. Glazier, , 1 

Criton G. Baskins, ... 1 

2 cows 45, 1 house 125, 1 barn 75, 1 Peirce 
house 75, 1 Peirce barn 25, home place 37 a. 
325, Peirce lot 1 a. 25, Fish lot 10 a. 125, 

Mason W. Haskins, ... 1 

1 horse 70, 2 cows 45, 1 yearling 12, 1 house 
200, 1 barn 50, home place 27 a. 350, 

Whitney O. Haskins, ... 1 

Frank W. Hamilton, ... 1 

1 horse 50, 3 cows 70, 1 yearling 12, 1 house 
125, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 57 a. 
950, ..... 

Park Hannum, .... 1 

10 cows 200, 1 yearling 15, 1 house 100, 1 
barn 125, home place 82 a. 800, 

Charles E. Hannum, ... 1 

2 oxen 45, . 

Josiah A. Hemenway, 

1 horse 25, 2 oxen 75, 3 cows 55, 1 swine 8, 
1 house 75, 2 barns 125, home place 25 a. 
150, old place 27 a. 300, 

Laura Horr estate, .... 

1 house 175, 1 barn 50, home place 117 a. 
500, ..... 

Mrs. Caroline Horr, 

2 oxen 110, 2 cows 40, 1 house 100, 1 barn 
50, home place 110 a. 450, 



19 

Names and Valuation, Polls.- Tax. 

Ruben N. Horr, . . .1 

1 horse 60, 1 cow 15, 1 swine 12, 1 house 
300, 1 barn 150, home place 10 a. 350, pas- 
ture lot 9 a. 50, . . . 14 18 

James E. Horr, . . . .1 

1 yearling 15, ... 2 20 

Richard B. Howard, . . . 1 2 00 

R. B. Howard & Son, . . . 

3 cows 75, 3 two-years old 50, 2 swine 20, 

1 house 200, 1 barn 125, 1 shed 25, home 

place 87 a. 850, . . . 17 49 

Henry A. Howard, . . . 1 2 00 

George L. Hunter, ... 1 

2 horses 200, 4 cows 90, 1 two-years old 20, 

1 house 175, 1 barn 125, home place 42 a. 800, 20 23 

Joseph M. Harrington, . . . 1 

1 cow 25,. 1 barn 50, Oaks lot 80 a. 500, 9 48 

Clinton P. Harrington, ... 1 

Stock in trade 700, 1 horse 125, Arnot lot 18 
a. 100, Hemenway lot 35 a. 150, . ' 15 98 

Mrs. J. M. Harrington, 

1 house 75, 1 barn 75, home place 4 a. 75, 

Oakes lot 3 a. 50, . . 3 58 

Foseph N. Hamilton, ... 1 

1 horse 100, 4 oxen 150, 2 cows 36, 1 two- 
years old 15, 2 yearlings 20, 6 sheep 15, 2 
swine 15, 1 house 50, 1 barn 100, 1 shop 
25, home place 79 a. 875, sprout lot 9 a. 75, 21 19 

ohn Hunt, .... 1 

1 house 250, home lot 22 a. 300, . 9 15 
-ysander F. Haskins, heirs, 

Land 6 a. 300, ... 3 90 

Varies E. Houghton, ... 1 

2 horses 125, 3 cows 60, 2 swine 20, 4 67 



20 

Names and Valuation. Polls. 

Frank I. Houghton, 1 

Mrs. S. Augusta Johnson, heirs, 

1 cow 25, 1 house 125, 1 barn 200, home 
place 88 a. 1050, 

George L. Johnson, , 1 

1 horse 35, 1 colt 75, 2 oxen 90, 7 cows 
175, 2 swine 20, 1 house 400, 1 barn 100, 1 
wagon house 15, home place 94 a. 1300, 
Gaylord lot 30 a. 150, Shaw lot 18 a. 50, 

Ansel Johnson, .... 1 

1 horse 75, 2 oxen 115, 4 cows 90, 1 year- 
ling 8, 2 sheep 6, 1 house 250, 1 barn 75, 
home place 140 a. 1000, 

Andrew Johnson, ... 1 

1 horse 300, . . ... 

Nelson B. Jones, . . . .1 

1 horse 35, 4 cows 80, 2 yearlings 30, 1 
swine 8, 1 house 375, 1 barn 75, home place 
110 a. 900, .... 

Lyman S. Johnson, ... 1 

1 horse 75, 2 oxen 90, 8 cows 160, 1 house 
275, 1 barn 100, 1-9 cheese factory 10, home 
place 79 a. 2000, Abbott lot 74 a. 210, 
cheese factory lot 1-9 a. 2, 

William H. Johnson, ... 1 

2 horses 115, 2 oxen 120, 9 cows 205, 1 
house 300, 1 barn 300, 1-9 cheese factory 
10, home place 76 a. 1275, cheese factory 
lot 1-9 a. 2, 

Mrs. Ansel Johnson, 

Money at interest, 235, 

Henry A. Johnson, ... 1 



21 



Names and Valuation. Polls. Tax. 

Joseph H. King, , . . 1 

2 oxen 90, 2 cows 40, 1 two-years old 15, 
1 yearling 7, 1 swine 8, 1 house 100, 1 barn 
100, home place 68 a, 500, . . 13 18 

Merriam King, . . . . 1 

1 horse 65, 6 cows 150, 2 yearlings 25, 1 
house 300, 1 barn 100, home place 89 a. 
1100, .... 

George W. Lincoln, 

Leonard Lincoln, 

2 horses 125, 2 oxen 85, 3 cows 60, 3 year- 
lings 45, 15 sheep 45, 1 house 400, 1 barn 
400, home place 293 a. 1000, 

David B. Lawless, 

1 house 200, 1 barn 75, home place 46 a. 200, 

Lucius S. Lawless, 

6 oxen 275, 1 cow 25, . 

Asa Moore, 

1 cow 15, 2 swine 15, 1 house 200, 1 barn 
100, 1 mill 150. home place 14 a. 225, 

Myron E. Moore, 

Levi G. Osborn, .... 

1 cow 25, 2 two-years old 35, 2 swine 8, 1 
house 200, 1 barn 150, home place 8 a. 125, 
Shaw lot 10 a. 75, King lot 12 a. 50, 

Carl M. Peirce, .... 

Frederick N. Peirce, 

1 horse 80, 3 cows 70, 3 95 

Appleton Peirce, 2d, heirs, 

1 house 550, 1 barn 100, sawmill 200, home 

place 45 a. 525, Henry lot 24 a. 450, . 23 73 

Herbert E. Peirce, . . . 1 2 00 





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8 18 


1 


5 90 




9 17 


1 


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22 



Names and Valuation. Polls. Tax. 

David F. Peirce, . . . .1 

1 horse 75, 3 oxen 125, 6 cows 130, 2 two- 
years old 30, 4 yearlings 50, 1 house 200, 1 
barn 325, 1 shed 25, 1-9 cheese factory 10, 
home place 182 a. 2350, cheese factory lot 

1-9 a. 2, . . . 45 19 

Daniel T. Peirce, . . . .1 

2 cows 35, 1 house 250, 1 barn 100, Free- 
man house 75, Freeman barn 25, home place 

70 a. 600, Freeman lot 4 a. 35, . . 16 57 

Appleton Peirce, heirs, 

1 house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 50 a. 

600, Fish lot 10 a. 50, . . 11 70 

Frederick E. Peirce, . . . 1 

1 horse 75, 2 oxen 110, 1 cow 20, 1 swine 
10, 1 house 250, 1 barn 125, home place 94 
a. 600, . . . . 17 48 

Madison Peirce, .... 1 

1 horse 75, 2 cows 50, 1 house 275, 1 barn 
100, home place 16 a. 200, Tourtellott lot 
20 a. 100, .... 12 41 

Linus M. Peirce, . . . .1 

1 cow 20, . . . . 2 26 

Algernon W. Peirce, ... 1 

2 horses 85, 4 cows 80, 1 house 200, 1 barn 

125, home place 25 a. 450, . . 14 23 



Waldo H. Peirce, ... 1 

1 cow 20, 1 house 275, 1 barn 150, home 
place i a. 25, Peirce lot 28 a. 125, . 9 74 

Clesson Peirce estate, 

1 house 250,1 barn 125,home place 62 a.700, 13 98 

Joel F. Peirce, . . . 1 2 00 






23 

Names and Valuation. Polls. Tax. 

Mrs. David F. Peirce, 

1 house 200, 1 barn 50, home place 2 a. 75, 

Aiken lot 8 a. 75, . . 5 20 

Herman C. Powers, ... 1 

2 cows 50, . . . . 2 65 

Frederick L. Potter, 

1 yearling 10, . . . . 2 13 

Rufus Powers estate, . . • . 

1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 58 a. 

400, . . . . . 7 80 

Christopher W. Paige, . . . 1 

1 horse 40, 2 oxen 120, 10 cows 260, 1 two- 
years old 15, 2 swine 15, 1 house 350, 1 barn 
200, 1-9 cheese factory 10, home place 104 
a. 2250, cheese factory lot 1-9 a. 2, . 44 41 

Warren B. Paige, . . . .1 

1 horse 45, stock in trade, 100, . . 3 89 

John C. Paige, .... 1 

1 horse 40, . . . . 2 52 

Charles W. Paige, . . . 1 

1 horse 25, . . . . 2 33 

Edwin J. Paige, . . . .1 

1 house 175, 1 barn 25, home place 1 a. 50, 

Hunter lot 5 a. 100, . . . 6 55 

Charles L. Powers, ... 1 

2 horses 120, 1 colt 90, 1 cow 18, . 4 96 

George L. Powers, ... 1 

1 horse 75, . . . . 2 98 

William W. Parks, ... 1 

1 cow 20, . . . . 2 26 



24 



Names and Valuation. Polls. Tax. 



Alden D. Reed, .... 1 

2 horses 150, 2 oxen 105, 7 cows 175, 4 
yearlings 45, 13 sheep 35, 4 swine 25, 1 
house 550, 1 barn 350, 1 shed 25, 1-9 cheese 
factory 10, home place 115 a. 2250, cheese 
factory lot 1-9 a. 2, . . 50 39 

Mrs. Abigail Russell, 

2 cows 55, 1 house 450, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 

25, home place 32 a. 350, exempt 500, 6 25 

Joseph Stone, .... 1 

1 horse 45, 2 cows 40, 1 yearling 12, 1 

house 175, 1 barn 100, home place 52 a. 450, 12 69 

Joseph N. Snow, . . . .2 

2 horses 150, 2 oxen 85, 1 cow 25, 2 year- 
lings 20, 2 swine 8, 1 house 375, 1 barn 100, 

1 blacksmith shop 150, home place 70 a. 600, 23 67 

Walter O. Shaw, . . . .1 

1 house 100, . . . . 3 30 

George W. Shaw, ... 1 

2 horses 100, 8 cows 150 7 sheep 20, 2 
swine 15, 1 house 350, 1 barn 100, home 

place 60 a. 1150, ... 26 51 

Charles W. Shattuck, ... 1 

2 horses 130, 1 colt 65, 5 cows 120, 3 year- 
lings 35, 1 house 200, 1 barn 175, home 
place 100 a. 750, . . . 21 18 

George L. Stacy, . . . 1 2 00 

Charles H. Sturtevant, , . .1 

Stock in trade 300, 3 horse* 115, 6 cows 
150, 6 two-years old 75, 3 swine 30, 1 house 
500, 1 barn 300, 1 cider mill 200, 1 vinegar 
house 100, 1 creamery 25, home place 78 a. 
1900, . . . . . 50 04 



25 



Names and Valuation. 


Polls. 


Tax. 


William A. Sweezey, 

1 horse 40, 2 oxen 90, 2 cows 45, 


1 


4 28 


Henry C. Shaw, 


1 


2 00 


James M. Stacy, 
1 cow 20, 


1 


2 26 


Lucian M. Titus, 


1 


2 00 


Adison D. Thayer, 


1 


2 00 


Mrs. A. D. Thayer, 







2 horses 100, 4 cows 75, 4 yearlings 50, 

1 house 225, 1 barn 100, Snyder house 50, 
Snyder barn 25, home place 89 a. 1000, 
Snyder place 30 a. 200, Vaughan lot 2b a. 

75, . . . . 24 71 

Samuel Thrasher, . . . .1 

2 horses 75, 1 colt 90, 5 cows 110, 1 house 
150, 1 barn 75, home place 43 a. 575, 
Abbott lot 30 a. 125, 

Fred M. Thrasher, 

Oscar A. Titus, .... 

1 cow 20, 1 house 300, 1 barn 100, 1 shop 
50, home place 8 a. 125, 

William Thrasher, .... 

Henry S. Upton .... 

2 cows 35, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, home 
place 50 a. 250,. 

George H. Upton, 

1 cow 20, 1 two-years old 18, 

Willard S. Upton, 

1 horse 60, 2 oxen 80, 2 cows 35, 1 year- 
ling 12, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, home 
place 59 a. 400, 

Leighton A. Upton, 

Ervin D. Vaughan, 

1 horse 25, 1 cow 25, 1 house 400, 1 barn 
250, 1 house (old place) 250, 1 barn (old 
place) 100, home place 70 a. 700, . 24 75 





17 61 


1 


2 00 


1 




t 


9 74 


1 


2 00 


1 






8 96 


1 






2 49 





12 88 


1 


2 00 


1 





26 



Names and Valuation. Polls. Tax. 

Walter S. Vaughan, ... 1 

1 horse 45, 1 cow 25, 1 yearling 12,1 house 
150, 1 barn 50, home place 8 a. 100, . 6 97 

Howard A. Vaughan, ... 1 

1 cow 25, . . . . 2 33 

» 

Dexter M. Vaughan, ... 1 

3 cows 70, 1 two-years old 15, 2 yearlings 
42, 1 house 100, 1 barn 75, home place 49 
a. 350, Henry place 40 a. 500, . 16 59 

Mrs. Clarinda Vaughan, 

1 house 250, 2 barns 200, home place 126 a. 

775, ..... 15 93 

eJoseph P. Vaughan, ... 1 

1 horse 40, 3 cows 60, 1 two-years old 15, 4 
yearlings 40, 1 house 200, 1 barn 25, home 
place 30 a. 250, old place 54 a. 275, 

Arthur A. Vaughan, 
1 horse 75, . 

Napoleon Welcome, 

1 cow 20, 

Samuel Welcome, .... 

Dexter Wheelock, .... 

2 cows 40, 1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home 

place 33 a. 150, ... 6 42 

Ellis White, .... 1 

2 oxen 105, 4 cows 90, 1 two-years old 18, 
2 yearlings 20, 2 swine 14, . . 5 21 

Anson A. White, . . . 1 2 00 

Josiah E. White, . . . 1 2 00 

Nelson Whitaker, . . . .1 
2 cows 50, 2 swine 20, 1 house 300, 1 barn 
100, home place 40 a. 625, Titus lot 30 a. 
200, 18 84 





13 77 


1 






2 98 


1 






2 26 


1 


2 00 


1 





21 

Names and Valuation. Polls. Tax. 

Thomas Wheeler, .... 

3 cows 65, 1 swine 10, 1 house 150, 1 barn 
125, home place 67 a. 525, . 11 38 

George M. Webber, ... 1 

1 horse 125, 2 oxen 100, 7 cows 140, 2 
yearlings 35, 2 swine 12, 1 house 200, 1 
barn 450, home place 118 a. 1800, . 39 21 

Oliver L. Wood, .... 1 

1 horse 125, 4 oxen 230, 8 cows 150, 5 swine 
60, 1 house 200, 1 barn 75, 1 shed 25, home 
place 140 a. 1500, out lot 55 a. 600, 40 55 

John Wood, . . . . 1 

1 horse 50, 1 cow 18, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 
225, 1 barn 100, home place 55 a. 250, 10 49 

James F. Wood, . . . .1 

stock in trade 50, 1 colt 40, 1 shop 50, 3 82 

Willard A. Witherell, ... 1 

1 house 200, home place 5 a. 25, . 4 93 

William F. Wendermuth, . . .1 

2 cows 25, 1 yearling 10, land 73 a 400, 7 66 

Frank T. Wood, . . . . 1 2 00 

Silas Whitaker, . . . .1 

1 horse 50, . . . . 2 65 

Powers & Whitaker, 

1 cow 18, 21 sheep 60, 1 swine 7, 1 house 

100, 1 barn 100, home place 70 a. 250, 6 96 

Charles C. Young, ... 1 

1 horse 60, 3 cows 60, . . 3 56 



28 



Non-Residents. 



Name and Valuation. Tax. 



ATHOL. 



J. M. King estate. Peirce lot 44 a. 550, . . $7 15 
Frank and Susan Stacy. 1 house 75, barn 50, hind 9 a. 

75, exempt 100, ..... 1 30 

Lemuel K. Baker. Thayer lot 10 a. 50, . . 65 

GREENWICH. 

Samuel B. Esty. Land 65 a. 200, . . . 2 GO 

Horace Clark. Land 64 a. 000, . . . 7 80 

Hiram Caswell estate. Land 77 a. 800, . . 3 90 

P. T. Haskell estate. Land 35 a. 50<>. . . 6 50 

Frank C. Powers. Land 30 a. 200, . . 2 60 

5 20 

3 90 

2 60 

1 95 
9 10 

39 

2 60 
1 30 

65 
20 

S. P. Bailv. Little lot 88 a. 500, South lot 6 a. 25, . 6 83 

C. N. Powers. Land 4 a. 100, .... 1 30 

H. B. Hodgkins. Land 10 a. 250, . . . 3 25 

Brigham Nutting. " 3 a. 25, . . . .33 

SPENCER. 
Merit Horr. Plain land, 45 a. 150, . . . 1 95 



Martin Chat m an. " 


100 a. 400, 


Elery Drink water. 


20 a. 300, 


William Manly. 


20 a. 200, 


Baxter Whitcomb estate. 


Land 3.(i a. 150. 


Smith Cutler. 


- 69 a. 700, 


Chandler Powers. 


" 10 a. 30, 


C. A. Powers. 


" 25 a. 200, 


John A. Wheeler. 


" 7 a. 100, 


W. P. Fry. 


" 6 a. 50, 


Martin E. Vauffhan. 


- 1 a. 15, 



1 


30 


9 


10 


9 


10 


9 


10 


2 


60 





98 


1 


30 




65 


25 


35 


10 


40 


1 


30 



29 

ENFIELD. 

Susan Newbry. Land 11 a. 100, 

William B. Downing. Haskins lot 40 a. 150, Stetson lot 

150 a. 500, Peirce lot 15 a. 50, ... 

L. and J. Thurston. 1 house 100, 1 barn 100, Johnson 

place 90 a. 500, ..... 

Charles Snyder. 1 house 250, 1 barn 100, Powers place 

25 a. 350, ...... 

Gillett <fe Flint. Land 65 a. 200, 

PELHAM. 

Joseph Mayhew's heirs. Land 8 a. 75, 

George H. Wilson. " 18 a. 100, ■ . 

Harrison Horr's heirs. " 30 a. 50, 

David Shores. Hunt lot 15 a. 50, Abbott lot 70 a. 700, 
Conkey lot 64 a. 1000, Crossett lot 6 a. 100, Johnson 
lot 12 a. 100, ..... 

T. L. Cook. Sawmill 700, land 5 a. 50, land 10 a. 50, 

Hezekeal Peirce's heirs. Beaman lot 7 a. 100, 

SPRINGFIELD. 
J. M. Cowan. Land 30 a. 600, . . - . 7 80 

ORANGE. 

Hiram Barrows. 1 house 600, 1 small house 150, 1 barn 

100, 1 mill 2000, land 4 a. 150, ... 39 00 

Luman P. Peirce. Land 172 a. 1000, . 13 00 

AMHERST. 

John A. Peirce. Land 20 a. 250, . . . 3 25 
Solomon Sibley. 1-9 cheese factory 10, cheese factory lot 

1-9 a. 2, " . . . . . 16 

F. B. Paige & Son. Old place 6 a. 50, . . 65 

Paige Brothers. Land 9 a. 50, ... 65 

NEW SALEM. 

Willard Putnam. Land 66 a. 300, . . . 3 90 

Frank W. Lincoln. Dunn lott 26 a. 175, , . 2 28 

J. A. Stacy. Bigelow lot 36 a. 125, ... 1 63 

Charles E. Rodgers. Land 14 a. 100, . . 1 30 

David Hamilton. << 14 a. 200, . . .2,60 

SPENCER. 

Hiram Winter. 1 barn 100, land 29 a. 275, . , 4 88 



30 



XEW SALEM. 



Joseph White. 1 house 100, 1 barn 100; Newell place 100 

a. 700, . . . . . . 11 70 

Edward A. Freeman. Peirce lot 6 a. 40, . . 52 

John Amet. Land 18 a. 7.";, . . . . 98 



SHUTESBURY. 

George A. Berry. Land 30 a. 125, ... 1 ii:; 

Harrison Hamilton. " 9 a. 7-"). ... 

William H. Hemen way. School lot 25 a. 1000, Horr lot 

35 a. 2300, ..... [2 90 



LEVERETT. 

Mrs. ('. S. Reynolds. I horse barn 50, \ house 100, 1-6 

barn L5, land 11 ;:. -_ ; -J."». . . . . 5 i>7 

.lames FittS heirs. Land 1") a. 7o, . . . ,,s > 



OHIO. 
Theodore Lindsey. 1 house 350, land 3 a. 250, 

DANA. 

Jason Powers heirs. 1 house 75, i barn 100, land 320 a. 

L025. ...... 

J. 'NY. Morgan. Land 75 a. 750, 

Lewis Doubleday. •• < s a. 50, 

W. B. Lincoln, ' •• 100 a. 150. 

s. V Lindsey heirs.* 1 40 a. 200, 

Lucius Doubleday " 28 a. 250, land 12 a. 50, Lindsey lot 

1(> a. 175, 
Lucius and Rollins Doubleday. Land 54 a. 500, 
Charles Lindsey heirs. 1 house 50, Brush mountain lot 8 

a. 40, Humes pasture 27 a. 270, J. W. Lindsey lot 95 

a. 20D. . . - . . ■ 

J. S. Brown. Land 8 a. 50, . 

Joseph Recor. " 45 a. 100, 
Recor & Cary. » 30 a. 100, 



WAKE. 
Milton Lewis. Land 15 a. 50, ... 65 



5 




9 


7-*> 




65 


5 


85 


•_» 


60 


6 


18 


6 


50 


7 


28 




65 


1 


30 


1 


30 



31 



HARD WICK. 

George D. Paige. Land GO a. 160, . . . 2 08 

B. F. Paige. Stacy place 120 a. 700, . . 9 10 

EAST DOUGLAS. 

Mrs. A. E. Kempt. Land 30 a. 300, . . 3 90 

BARRE. 

Roxanna Brown. Oakes pasture 22 a. 150, . . 1 95 

WORCESTER. 

Martha Burgess. Land 7 a. 100, . . . 1 30 

WESTFIELD. 

Eber E. Gridley. Land 25 a. 50, 65 

WENDELL. 

Westley W. Hunt. £ house 75, land 14 a. 150, . 2 83 

FEEDING HILLS. 
James J. Orthick. Darby lot 43 a 400, Baker lot 2 a. 100, 6 50 

NAMES OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY EXEMPT 

FROM TAXATION. 

Abagail Russell. Real estate 500. 

Charlotte F. Gilbert. House 400, barn 25, land 1 a. 50. 

Maria Vaughan. Land 25 a. 100. 

Mary Cooley. " 10 a. 100. 

Sophia Lincoln. House 100. 

Congregational society. Church 600, house 700, barn 200, land 11 a. 

500. 
United Brethren Society. Church 300. 
Ianthia Brown. Real estate 500. 
Amelia Root. Land 22 a. 150. 

Mrs. Fannie Alden. House 100, home place 35 a. 150. 
Eunice M. Abbott. Real estate 500. 
Mary J. Abbott. Real estste 500. 
Susan Stacy. Real estate 100. 
Daniel R. Potter. House 150, barn 50, hen house 15, land 1£ a. 25. 



32 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Number of persons assessed for property, 210 

44 " " poll tax only, 33 



■243 



Number of polls assessed, 
Tax on each poll, 



141 
2 00 



Value of assessed personal estate, . . 25,562 00 

44 " real estate, excluding land, 45,205 00 

" " 44 " buildings, 101,257 00 

Total assessed valuation May 1st, 1889, . 172,025 GO 



TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PUR- 
POSES, INCLUDING OVERLAYINGS. 



On personal estate, 


$332 40 


44 Real " 


1904 41 


44 Polls 


282 00 




$2518 81 


Rate per $1000, 


$13 00 


Number of horses, 


111 


Number of cows, 


318 


44 sheep, 


108 


44 neat cattle other than cows, 


214 


44 swine, 


67 


44 dwelling houses, 


107 


44 acres of land, 


10800 



ELMER M. AIKEN, ) Assessors 
ALBERT A. GROUT, V of 
A. W. PEIRCE, SPrescott. 



OFFICIAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN OF PWOTT 



FOR 



1890-91 



WITH 



th® V*liM*tt<M* mm4 ¥*»#» 




ATHOL. MASS,, 
Printed by Athol Transcript Co., Nos. 41 and 43 Exchange St., 

1891. 



Annual Report 

OF THE 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN. 



To the Citizens op Prescott: 

Report op the Supt. op Street. 

HIGHWAYS IN SUMMER. 
Paid Elmer M. Aikin for labor, - 
" " " team, 

Joseph N. Shaw " labor, - 

" " team, 

Myron A. Moore " labor, - 
John T. Shaw, " - 

George H. Upton . " 
Whitney O. Haskins " - 

John H. Lawless " 
Frank W. Hamilton " - 

Waldo H. Peirce " ... 

Mason W. Haskins " - 

Samuel A. Garlic " 
Repairs on scraper, - 

Powder and fuse, - - 

Sharpening drills, - - - - 

BRIDGES. 

Paid Rodolphus C. Clark for planks, 

C. P. Harrington, " - 

T. F. Cooke, " 

E. B. Downing, " - 

L. S. Lawless, " 

C. H. Sturtevant for sleepers, 

Silas Whitaker for plank, - 

For spikes, - 

J. N. Shaw for labor, - 

J. M. Aiken "' ; ; < - 



$45 15 


51 37 


56 62 


54 67 


42 20 


49 09 


57 97 


5 70 


17 40 


26 85 


1 05 


53 


1 05 


7 85 


60 


60 


$3 57 


2 95 


4 32 


1 17 


8 11 


1 20 


25 


78 


97 


75 



$418 70 



$24 07 



HIGHWAYS IN WINTER, SNOAV BILLS. 



Paid J. N. Shaw opening roads, 


J. T. Shaw 


a 


H. I. Shaw 


a 


F. M. Thrasher 


a 


Garlic Bros. 


a 


George L. Powers 


a 


Henry A. Johnson 


a 


Silas Whitaker 


a 


C. W. Berry 


a 


Ellis Thayer 


n 


A. D. Thayer 


a 


R. H. Allen 


a 


J. D. Barnes 


a 


Allie Barnes 


a 


Eugene Barnes, 


a 


C. C. Young 


a 


J. F. Aiken 


a 


E. M. Aiken 


a 


F. T. Pierce 


a 


C. H. Sturtevant 


a 


A. B. Gross 


a 


C. E. Hannum 


a 


Joseph Stone 


a 


W. Peirce 


a 


E. F. Peirce 


it 


J. A. Hemenway 


a 


Joseph Stacy, 


a 


J. M. Aiken 


a 


John C. Paige 


n 


C. W. Paige, 


a 


Nelson Whitaker, 


a 



$8 47 

3 15 
75 

8 55 

1 50 

4 20 

3 23 

4 65 
6 37 
3 30 

60 

2 00 

3 00 

1 35 

2 25 
90 
.30 
90 
67 
47 
40 
97 
75 
97 
82 

3 00 
1 95 
9 43 

1 84 

2 92 
30 



RECAPITULATION. 




Total cost of Highways in summer, 


$418 70 


" " in winter, 


92 16 


•' of Bridges, - 


24 07 






$92 16 






$534 

$600 



Amount appropriated for Highways and Bridges, 

J. N. SHAW, Superintendent 



93 

00 



TOWN FARM. 







Dr. 


To repairs on barn, ... - 


- 


$4 00 
Cr. 


By sale of grass, - 


$68 75 




u apples, - - - - 


30 00 




By rent of pasture, - 


18 00 




By note of J. Powers for grass, - 


34 65 


$151 40 






Balance in favor of farm, 


$147 40 


MISCELLANEOUS. 






Paid C. T. Bagnal for printing reports of 1889-90, 


$22 50 




Charles Chamberlain for painting hearse, 


15 00 




C. T. Bagnal, for printing Collector's bills, 


1 40 




R. H. Allen, money appropriated by town for 






cemetery fence, - 


100 00 




Freight on safes, --'--- 


19 65 




0. A. Titus for council in Hannum case, 


53 00 




For drawing safes, - 


8 50 




" help investigating forest fires - '- 


45 




•' auction bills, ----- 


1 10 




" cement for safe foundation, 


1 15 




" keeping two tramps, - - - 


1 50 




D. F. Peirce, for going with hearse once, 


1 35 




C. W. Berry, " " four times, 


6 00 




'* for making returns of deaths, - 


75 




" for use of sleigh, - 


30 




W. H. Peirce for labor on safes and foundations, 


3 25 




Merriam King, " " " 


5 25 




For Collector's book, --'-•_ 


98 




Frank J. Berry, for labor on safes, 


80 




F. N. Peirce, for recording births, marriages and 




deaths, - 


6 15 




F. N. Peirce, going to Enfield, 


2 00 




For express, stationery, postage and Justice fees, 


14 02 


$265 05 






STATE AID. 






'aid Daniel R. Potter, - 


$48 00 




Maria L. Potter, - 


48 00 





W. A. Wetherell, 
Maria R. Wetherell, 
Mary H. Hanson, 
John D. Stone, 
George H. Upton, 



Paid Lncian M. Titus, 
George H. Upton. 



36 
39 
48 
33 
34 



00 
00 
00 

00 
00 



MILITARY AID. 



$96 
18 



00 
00 



TOWN OFFICERS. 
Paid W. II. Pierce for services as Selectmen, Assessor, 

Overseer of the Poor and Registrar, - $57 

Merriam King, ditto, 35 

A. A. Grout, " - 19 

W. F. Wendemuth for services as Sup't of Schools, 45 

" Forest fire ward, 2 



u 



F. N. Peirce 

W. A. Clark 
Daniel T. Pierce 
Joseph N. Shaw, 
A. A. Grout, 
case, 



Treasurer, 25 

Registrar, 3 

Auditor for ? 89-90,6 
Sealer, 3 

Supt. of Streets, 5 
Agent in Hannum 
3 



O. A. Titus for services as agent in the Hannum case, 6 



75 

00 
00 
50 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 
00 



RECAPITULATION. 
Paid for Highways and Bridges, 
School Committee bills, 
State Aid, - 
Military Aid, 
Miscellaneous orders, 
Town Farm order, 
Support of paupers, 
Town Officers, 



$534 

1035 

286 

114 

265 

4 
214 
210 



93 
46 
00 
00 
05 
00 
71 
25 



LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 

Note due at Orange National Bank, Aug. 14, 1891, for 

town safes, . - - $242 

For support Lucy Rider (about) , - - 35 



60 
00 



$286 00 



$114 00 



$210 25 



$2664 40 



$277 60 



RESOURCES. 
Due from State for State Aid, 

" " Military Aid, 

School books on hand, - 
Due on John Powers' note, 
Cash on hand, .... 



$346 00 


78 00 


291 98 


34 65 


696 61 



$1447 24 



Balance in favor of town, 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALDO H. PIERCE, 
MERRIAM KING, 



$1169 64 

Selectmen 
of Prescott. 



REPORT OF THE HERBS OF THE POOH. 



Paid Northampton asylum for support of Lucy 

Rider, $169 46 

Town of New Salem for medical attendance and 

burial expenses of Carrie Hannum, - 34 25 

Town of Belchertown for medical attendance on 

Mrs. Warren Gibbs, - - - n 00 

Total cost of Poor, - - $214 71 

WALDO H. PEIRCE, ? Overseers of 
MERRIAM KING, $ the Poor. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



1890. Dr. 

March 24. To balance due from Treasurer, - $695 06 
June 12. To cash from Orange Savings Bank, 400 00 

June 27. " " " - 150 00 

July 5. To Cash received on L. M. Peirce note and 

interest, - - - - 24 82 

Aug. 11. To Cash received from R. H. Allen, - 200 00 
Oct. 11. " W. C. Aldrich for Auc- 

tioneer's license, - - - 2 00 

Dec. 8. To cash received on account of Bank tax, 58 82 

" " State Aid, - - 286 00 

-' " from dog fund, - 45 67 

Jan. 30. " Massachusetts School fund 303 28 

" '• from sale of produce on town 

farm. - - 116 75 

" " from Collector, C. P. Har- 

rington, for 1889 tax, 100 00 

To Assessor's certificate of tax assessment, 2443 46 
Received from sale of tree near town hall, 1 00 





$4826 86 




Cr. 


By Paid County Tax, .... $255 93 




State Tax, 157 50 




Selectmen's orders, - 2463 77 




Printing town reports for 1889-90, - 22 50 




For support of Lucy Rider at Northampton 




Asylum, - - - - 169 46 




Notes and interest at Orange Savings Bank, 565 45 




R. H. Allen note and interest, - - 200 73 




Margaret Johnson note and interest, - 259 40 




Express on books and postage, - - 8 67 




Assessor's certificate of abatemennt on 1889 tax, 8 17 




" " " " " 1890 " 18 67 




' 


$4130 25 
696 61 


Cash on hand to balance account, 



$4826 86 



FRED N. PEIRCE, Treasurer 



Report of the 

School Committee 



FOR THE YEAR 1890-91. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand from last year, 

Town appropriation: 

For schools, - 

For repairs and painting, 

For transporting pupils, - 

State School fund, - 

Dog tax, ----- 



$231 86 

500 00 
100 00 

50 00 
303 28 

45 67 



EXPENDITURES. 




For Teachers. 




Paid Miss May L. Wiswall, 


for 30 weeks, 


$195 00 


Miss Carrie M. Houghton, 


" 20 " 


120 00 


Miss Lura L. Berry, 


" 10 " 


70 00 


Miss Hattie Haskins, 


" 10 " 


65 00 


Miss Grace G. Gibbs, 


" 10 " 


65 00 


Miss Emma L. Shattuck, 


" 10 " 


45 00 


Miss Alice E. Wood, 


" 10 " 
For Fuel. 


18 00 




Paid Leighton Upten for 5 coi 


ds wood, 


$20 00 


G. M. Webber, " 2 

Care of 


Fires and Rooms. 


7 50 




Paid Carl Shaw, 


_ 


$2 25 


Clarence Barnes, 


- _ _ 


- 1 50 


Allie Barnes, 


_ 


1 75 


Waltev Peirce, 


- 


- 1 50 



$1230 81 



$578 00 



$27 50 



$7 00 
Insurance. 

Paid Hampshire Mutual Fire Insurance Co., - - $55 00 

Tuition. 

Paid Town of New Salem for tuition of Hunt children in 1889-90, 14 40 

Transporting Pupils, 



Paid Mrs. J. N. Hamilton, for 2 terms, 



$50 00 



10 

C. W. Berry, for 1 term, - - - 25 00 

$75 00 

Maps. 

PaidW. A. Choate & Co., - $30 00 

Text-Books. 

Paid Ginn & Co., ----- $12 50 

Sheldon & Co., - - - - 34 85 

Taintor Bros. & Co., - - - - 22 50 

American Book Co., - - - 36 54 

Geo. Sherwood and Co., - - - 16 80 

Boston School Supply Co., - - 4 84 

$128 03 



Dictionaries. 

Paid G. & C. Merriam & Co., for 3 copies " Webster's 

International," - $25 50 

Supplies. 

Paid C. T. Bagnall for paper, etc., - - $6 15 

Milton Bradley & Co., for primary helps, - 2 25 

Thorp & Adams Mfg. Co., for 500* stickers, - 111 

W. A. Choate & Co., for crayons, pencils, pens, 

penholders, rulers, etc., - - - 13 44 

Mrs. L. Crossett, for ink, boxes, crayon, etc., 3 10 

G. L. Hunter, dipper and dustpans, - 55 



$26 60 



Painting and Repairs. 

Paid Chas. Chamberlain for painting No. 1 House two 

coats, - - - - $22 00 

C P. Harrington for shingling No. 5 house as 
follows: 
for 5 I M. clear cedar shingles at $3.50. 
for laying the above at $1.25 per M., 
for freight and carting, 
for 30 lbs. nails, - 

for 50 ft. boards for roof, 

Paid for Express on books, - 

" Postage and small repairs, 

Total Expenditures, 

Unexpended balance, 

BOOK ACCOUNT. 

Value of books April 1st, 1890, - 
Text-Books purchased, - 

Dictionaries purchased, - 

Estimated loss by use, - 

Estimated value April 1st, 1891, - - $291 98 



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ROLL OF HONOE. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE THREE TERMS. 

Lucia Grover, Fannie Shattuck, Maude Reed, Fannie Jennison, 
Laura Pierce, Theo. Johnson. 

PERFECT TWO TERMS. 
Fannie Grover, Ruth Grover, Lena Reed. Daisy Houghton, Jen- 
nie Gotha, Grace Powers, Florence Upton, Blanche Upton, Ethel 
Vaughan, Clarence Barnes, Ada Pierce, Arthur Owen. 

PERFECT ONE TERM. 

Cora Hunter, George Sturtevant, Hattie Cowan, Fred Powers 
George Upton, Henry Vaughan, Leon Stone, Eddie King, Nettie 
Johnson. 

REMARKS. 

There have been thirty weeks of school the past year, divided into 
three terms. The general attendance has been good and the results, on 
the whole, very satisfactory. 

The pupils of No. 1 school have been carried to No. 2 during all 
three terms, with very general satisfaction and good results. The ex- 
pense of this was $75 and the saving to the town, about $90 to $100, 
while the pupils were better accommodated than they could have been 
at No. 1. 

No. 6 school had only one pupil during the first two terms, and he 
went to No. 4. But during the winter we provided a teacher for Hattie 
Upton, who was the only pupil, at an expense of $18. 

BOOKS. 

We have exchanged, during the past year, our Readers and Arith- 
metics, which have been in use six years, for books by other Authors. 
Also, have introduced Webster's International Dictionaries, a book 
much needed in our schools. 

REPAIRS. 

No. 1 house has been painted two coats at an expense of $22. No. 
5 has been reshingled with clear cedar shingles. Cost $30.77. 

INSURANCE. 

It was thought best to insure our school houses to guard against 
possible loss by fire. 

They are therefore insured for five years from July 1st, 1890, in 
the Hampshire Mutual Fire Insurance Co., of Northampton, for $1800 
as follows: No. 1 $300, No. 2 $300, No. 3 $400, No. 4 $500, and No. 5 
$300. 



13 

Maps. 
There has been great need of maps in our schools for several 
years, and we have accordingly introduced three sets of Johnston's wall 
maps, each set on spring rollers, and in a lock box, thus being protected 
from dust and unnecessary wear. Each set comprises six maps, viz: 
United States and Mexico, Hemispheres, Asia, Europe, Africa and 
America. 

These maps are good and serviceable and revised to date. They 
have created a new interest in the study of Geography, which is highly 
satisfactory to your Committee. 

At the last session of the Legislature, the law in regard to school 
attendance was changed, so that children between the ages of 8 and 14 
years must now attend school thirty weeks during the year. 

We recommend that $500 be appropriated for schools, $100 for 
transporting pupils, and $50 for text-books and supplies. 

For the School Committee, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Supt. of Schools. 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

W. F. Wendemuth,, chairman. Term expires 1893. 

H. C. Powers, Secretary, " 1892. 

H. N. Grover, " 1891. 

TRUANT OFFICERS. 

F. N. Peirce, J. M. Aiken. 

No. of children between the ages of 5 and 15 years, May 1st 1890, 
56. 

Total enrollment, 65. 



Axiditor's Report. 

This is to certify that I have this day examined the books and 
vouchers of the Selectmen, Overseers of the Poor, Treasurer and School 
Committee and find them correct. 

DR. W. A. CLARK, Auditor. 

Prescott, March 17th, 1891. 



Town Warrant. 

LIST OP ARTICLES TO BE ACTED ON APRIL 6th, 1891. 

Art. 1st, To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting. 

Art. 2d, To receive the reports of the town officers and act 
thereon . 

Art. 3d, To choose all necessary town officers for the year ensuing. 

Art. 4th, To vote by ballot Yes or No in answer to the question: 
Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors in this town? 

Art. 5th, To see if the town will accept the List of Jurors as pre- 
pared by the Selectmen. 

Art. 6th, To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to de- 
fray town charges and make appropriation of the same. 

Art. 7th, To see if the town will authorize the Treasurer to bor- 
row money in anticipation of taxes the current year, or act thereon. 

Art. 8th, To determine the manner of collecting the taxes the cur- 
rent year, and act thereon. 

Art. 9th, To see what disposition the town will make of the money 
arising from the Dog Fund. 

Art. 10th, To see what action the town will take in relation to the 
crops on the Town Farm. 

Art. 11, To see is the town will accept the pro visions of Chapter 
847, of the acts of 1890, or act anything in relation thereto. 

Art. 13th, To see it the town will authorize the Cemetery Com- 
mittee to remove the forest trees in and around the West Cemeters-. 



VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN OF PRESCOTT 

FOR THE YEAR 1890-91. 



Names of Valuation. o Tax. 

J*. 

AVales Aldrich, ------ 1 

1 horse 25, 1 cow 20, 1 house 300, 1 barn 100, 1 Henry barn 
50, 1 Henry house 100, home place 75a. 1150, Conkling lot 

11a. 30, Nutting lot 30a. 250, Henry lot la, 50, - 28 98 

West C. Aldrich, .-*__-- i 

2 horses 125, 2 oxen 120, 1 house 250, 1 barn 75, 2 sheds 50, 

1 cider mill 75, home place 75a. 750, 20 79 

W. C. & W. M Aldrich. 1 store building 200 - - 2 60 

Milo W. Abbott, 2 

1 horse 45, 2 oxen 60, 2 cows 35, 1 house (on hill) 250, 1 
barn (on hill) 50, 1 house 400, 1 barn 75, 1 shed 25, land (on 
hill) la. 50, home place 64a. 675, - - - 25 65 

C. J. & Mary Abbott, 

1 house 700, 1 barn 150, home place 80a. 1700, Egypt lot 

10a. 125, - - - - - - - 34 78 

Charles J. Abbott, ------ 1 

2 horses 175, 7 cows 150, 2 two-year-olds 35, 2 swine 13, 6 85 
John F. Aiken, ------ 1 

1 horse 110, 10 cows 225, 1 yearling 15, 1 house 350, 1 barn 
200, 1 horse barn 75, 1-9 cheese factory 10, home place 60a. 
1050, sprout 8a. 100, Berry lot 1 2a. 125, cheese factory lot 
1-9 a. 2, - - - * 31 41 

Elmer M. Aiken, ------ l 

1 horse 125, 2 oxen 125, 7 cows 140, - 6 81 

James M. Aiken, ------ i 

1 horse 50, 2 oxen 90, 8 cows 175, 1 two-year-old 25, 1 year- 
ling 15, 3 swine 25, 1 house 450, 1 barn 200, home place 78a. 
1000, - 28 39 

Roswell H. Allen, ------ 1 

4 horses 275, 2 colts 125, 4 oxen 155, 11 cows 220, 2 two- 
year-old 35, 4 yearlings 40, 2 sheep 6, 2 swine 25, 1 house 
700, 1 barn 400, 1 storehouse 75, 1 shed 25, home place 102a. 
3000, Piper lot 7a. 75, Cleveland lot 25a. 300, Blackmer lot 
8a. 15, - - - - - - - 73 12 

Edward H. Allen, - - - - - - l 

Hide lot 7a. 200, ------ 4 60 



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Names of Valuation. ? Tax. 

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George F. Allen, ---___ i 

1 horse 90, 2 colts 125, 2 oxen 80, 8 cows 175, 22 sheep 60, 2 
swine 22, 1 house 75, 1 barn 125, 1 shed 50, home place, 
120a. 1625, 33 56 

Eunice M. Abbott, ______ 

| house, 200, | barn 85, 1 shed 50, home place 32a. 425, 

Plain lot 25a. 50. (Exempt 500), - 4 03 



Eugene Barnes, - - - - - - 12 00 

James D. Barnes, - - . - - 1 

1 horse 125, 2 oxen 125, 5 cows 120, 3 yearlings 35, 3 swine 
25, 1 house 75, 1 barn 425, home place 83a. 1300, Wood's lot 

10a. 125, ______ 32 62 

Herbert W. Barnes, 1 2 00 

John Berry, _--____ 1 

2 horses 125, 2 oxen 85, 3 cows 52, 1 two-year-old 12, 6 
sheep 15, 2 swine 22, 1 house 250, 1 barn 300, 1 shed 50, 1 
cider mill 100, home place 66a. 500, Stockwell lot 23a. 100, 

old place 85a. 450, 28 70 

Henry L. Berry, 1 2 00 

Charles W. Berry, 1 

2 horses 150, 2 oxen 65, 9 cows 190, 1 yearling 10, 2 swine 

20, 1 house 200, 2 barns 350, 1 shed 25, home place 95a. 1000, 28 14 
Frank J. Berry, 

Home lot la. 50, - 65 

Ianthia Brown, 

1 two-vear-old 15, f house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 55a. 

450. (Exempt 500), 2 80 

Marshal F. Brown, ___--- 1 

1 steam boiler and engine 1000, 1 sawmill and carriage 100, 

2 horses 185, 2 oxen 70, 3 cows 60, 1 swine 12, 1 house 250, 
1 barn 100, 1 sawmill 350, home place 52a. 200, Stone lot 
18a. 100, Vaughn lot, 23a. 150, Gray lot 30a. 125, Little lot 

50a. 800, Railroad lot 6a. 50, Gibbs'lot 2£a. 40, - 48 70 

Hiram H. Barrows, ------ 1 

1 horse 150, 3 cows 60, 1 two-year-old 18, 2 yearlings 20, 1 
house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 51a. 375, - - 13 :>5< 

Brown & Simonds, Arnot lot 12a. 200, _ _ - 2 60 

Joseph E. Bigelow, ------ 1 

Money at interest 500, ----- 8 50 

William Bailey, -------1 

1 horse 125, 2 cows 40, 1 house 200, 1 barn 150, home place 

8a. 125, King lot 12a. 50, 10 98 

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Rodolphus C. Clark, 1 

1 horse 35, 8 cows 165, 2 two-year-olds 45, 2 swine 25, 1 
house 700, 1 barn 4<>0, 1 shed 25, home place 130a. 1700, 
Smith lot 7a. 20, Tourtellotte lot 10a. 35, - - 42 95 

Walter A. Clark, 1 

1 horse 50, 2 65 



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Andrew Cadrett, Jr., - - - - - 1 

1 horse 40, 1 house 75. home place la. 10, 3 63 

John F. Cowan, _--___ 1 

1 horse 60, 2 oxen 90, 6 cows 145, 1 two-year-old 15,2 swine 
20, 2 barns 250, home place 70a. 800, - 19 94 

Mrs. L. Crossett, 

Stock in trade 1200, 1 horse 145, 1 house and store 600, 1 

barn 100, 1-9 cheese factory 10, 1-9 cheese factory lot 1 9a. 2, 26 75 

Charles Chamberlain, - 1 

1 cow 25, 1 house 175, 1 barn 25, 1 shop 25, home place 3a. 
75, ------- 6 23 



amuel Davis, ------- l 

1 horse 150, 9 cows 175, 1 house 400, 1 barn 275, 1 Holden 
house 50, 1 Holden barn 25, home place 86a. 1425, Holden 
place 4a. 100, Parker lot 18a. 175, - - - 38 08 

William Dickey, - - - - 1 2 00 

Mrs. William Dickey, 

1 horse 95, 1 cow 20, 2 two-year-olds 30, 11 sheep 30, 1 

house 125, 1 barn 75, home place 50a. 200, - - 7 48 

Mrs. Mary Doray, 

1 house 150, 1 barn 300, home place 185a. 550, - - 13 00 

Lewis Doray, 

1 horse 75, 2 cows 40, - - - - - 3 50 



Alonzo W. Freeman, . 1 

1 horse 75, 2 cows 50, 1 two-year-old 20, 1 house 200, 1 barn 

100, home place 19a. 450, Plain lot 10a. 15, Clark lot 6a. 25, 14 16 

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Andrew Garlic, - - - - - - 12 00 

Samuel A. Garlic, - - - - - -12 00 

George H. Garlic, - - - - - - 12 00 

Garlic Bros., 

3 horses 150, 2 cows 45, 2 swine 15, 1 house 125, 1 barn 100, 

home place 138a. 750, Downing lot 44a. 200, - - 18 01 

Mrs. Andrew Garlic, 

6 cows 120, 4 yearlings 55, 1 house 175, 2 barns 125, home 

place 45a. 575, ------ 13 66 

Chester H. Gray, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 120, 2 cows 40, 1 two-year-old 18, 1 house 275, 1 barn 

100, home place 575, - 16 67 

Henry N. Grover, ------ i 

1 horse 80, ------ 3 04 

Albert A. Grout, ------ \ 

2 horses 250, 2 oxen 85, 5 cows 125, 3 swine 25, 1 house 225, 
1 barn 175, 1 shed 25, 1-9 cheese factory 10, 1 creamery 25, 

home place 75a. 1000, 1-9 cheese factory lot l-9a. 2, - 27 32 

Erastus F. Gross, - - - - - - l 

1 horse 30, 2 oxen 85, 4 cows 85, 1 swine 10, 1 house 150, 1 

barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 110a. 725, - - 17 73 



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Names and Valuation. 3 Tax. 

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Arthur H. Gross, - - - - - -12 00 

Austin Gross, -__-_.. 1 

1 vearling 12, _---._ 2 15 

Elenor F. Gilbert, 

1 house 300, 1 barn 150, 1 shed 25, home place 70a. 700 15 28 



Criton G. Haskins, _____ 2 

1 norse 35, 3 cows 50, 2 oxen 60, 1 swine 10, 1 house 125, 1 
barn 75, 1 Peirce house 75, 1 Peirce barn 25, home place 
37a. 325, Peirce place la. 25, Fish lot 10a. 100, - 15 77 

Mason W. Haskins, - 1 

1 horse 65, 2 cows 40, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 
27a. 350, - - - - - - _ 10 52 

Whitney O. Haskins, - - - - - 1 2 00 

Frank W. Hamilton, - - - - 1 

1 horse 50, 4 cows 70, 1 yearling- 12, 1 house 125, 1 barn 100, 
1 shed 25, home place 57a. 950, - - - - 19 32 

Park Hannum, __•____ 1 

1 horse 110, 6 cows 120, 2 yearlings 20, 1 house 100, I baru 

125, home place, 82a. 800, * - - - 18 58 

Charles E. llannum, ______ 1 

2 oxen 60, ______ 2 78 

Josiah A. Hemenway, ------ 1 

1 horse 25, 1 colt 40, 2 oxen 60, 3 cows 55, 1 yearling 15, 1 
swine 10, 1 house 75, 1 barn 100, home place 25a. 150, old 
place 27a. 300, - - - * - - - 12 80 

Laura Horr, Estate, 

1 house 175, 1 barn 50, home place 117a. 500, - - 9 43 

Caroline Hon*, 

1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 110a. 450, - - 7 80 

Elbridge F. Horr, __--__ 1 

1 horse 25, 1 cow 20, - 2 59 

Reuben N". Horr, ------ 1 

1 horse 60, 1 cow 25, 1 swine 8, 1 house 300, 1 baru 150, 

home place 10a. 300, pasture lot 9a. 50. Peirce lot 15a, 50, 14 26 

John M. Horr, - 1 2 00 

Richard B. Howard, - - - - - 1 2 00 

Henry A. Howard, 1 2 00 

R. B. Howard & Son, ---_-- 
1 horse 25, 5 cows 115, 2 swine 22, 1 house 200, 1 barn 125, 

1 shed 25, home place 87a. 850, - - - - 17 71 
George L. Hunter, ------ l 

2 horses 175, 5 cows 115, 2 vearlings 30, 1 swine 8, 1 house 

175, 1 barn 125, 1 shop 50, home place 42a. 800, - - 21 21 

Joseph M. Harrington, - 1 

1 cow 20, 1 yearling 12, 1 barn 50, Oakes lot 80a. 500, 9 57 

Mrs, J. M. Harrington, 

house 95, 1 baru 75, home place 4a. 75, Oakes lot 3a. 50, 3 58 

Joseph N. Hamilton, ... _ - - 1 

1 horse 100, 4 cows 80, 5 two-year-olds 100,(2 yeai lings 20, 6 

sheep 18, 1 house 50, 1 barn 100, 1 shop 25, home place 79a. 

875, sprout lot 9a. 75, - - - - - 20 76 



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Names and Valuation. 73 Tax. 

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John Hunt, ------- 1 

1 house 225, 1 barn 100, home place 20a. 250, Winter place 

29a. 275, 13 05 

Lysauder F. Haskins, heirs, 

Land 6a. 300, ------ 3 90 

Charles E. Haskins, - - - - - 1 2 00 

Charles E. Houghton, - 1 

2 horses 150, 2 cows 45 2 swine 20, - - - 4 80 

George L. Johnson, ------ 1 

1 horse 30, 2 oxeu 85, 6 cows 140, 2 two-year-olds 30, 1 
swine 15, 1 house 400, 1 barn 100, 1 wagon house 15, home 
place 91a. 1300, Gaylord lot 30a. 150, 150 Shaw lot 18a 50, 32 10 

Ansel Johnson, _-___- 1 

1 horse 50, 2 oxen 125, 3 cows 65, 1 yearling 15, 4 sheep 12, 

2 swine 18, 1 house 250, 1 bam 75, home place 140a. 1000, 22 94 
Andrew Johnson, ------ 1 

1 horse 250, 1 colt 50, 5 90 

Henry A. Johnson, - ■ - - - - - 12 00 

Lyman S. Johnson, ------ 1 

1 horse 70, 2 oxen 75, 7 cows 145, 2 swine 16, 1 house 275, 1 
barn 100, 1-9 cheese factory 10, home place 79a. 2000, ' 
Abbot lot 74a. 210, 1-9 cheese factory lot 1 9a. 2, - 39 74 

William H. Johnson, ------ 1 

1 horse 115, 9 cows 200, 2 swine 25, 1 house 300, 1 barn 300, 
1-9 cheese factory 10, home place 76a. 1275, 1-9 cheese fac- 
tory lot I 9a. 2, '■" - - - - - 30 95 

Nelson B. Jones. - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 35, 1 colt 35, 3 cows 70, 1 house 375, 1 barn 75, 

home place 110a. 900, - . - - - 21 37 



Joseph H.King, _-.._- 1 

1 horse 75, 3 caws 65, 1 two-year-old 12, 1 swine 5, 1 house 
100, 1 barn 100, home place 68a. 500, - - - 13 14 

Merriam King, ------ 1 

Money at interest 200, 1 horse 60, 2 oxen 70, 4 cows 95, 3 
yearlings 42, 2 swine 15, 1 house 300, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, 
home place 89a. 1 100, ----- 28 10 

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John H. Lawless, ------ 

David B. Lawless, ------ 

1 house 200, 1 barn 75, home place 46a. 200, - 

Lucius S. Lawless, ------ 

1 horse 50, 4 oxen 125, 1 cow 20, 
Leonard Lincoln, ------ 

2 horses 125, 2 cows 45, 3 two-year-olds 80, 1 yearling 10, 

19 sheep 55, 1 house 400, 1 barn 400, home place 262a. 1000, 29 50 
George W. Lincoln, - - - - - 1 2 00 



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Asa Moore, -- - - - - -1 

1 house 200, 1 barn 100, 1 mill 150, home place Ha. 225, 



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(Exempt 500,) - 
Myron E. Moore, ----- 
1 cow 22, 2 two-year-olds 25, - 

Fred N. Peirce, ------- 1 

1 horse 80, 3 cows 70, 1 yearling- 15, - 4 15 

Appleton Peirce 2d, heirs, 

1 house 550, 1 barn 100, 1 sawmill 200, home place 45a. 525, 

Henry lot 24a. 450, 23 73 

Herbert E. Peirce, 1 2 00 

David F. Peirce, ------ l 

1 horse 75, 4 oxen, 110, 6 cows 140, 1 two-vear-old 15, 1 

house 200, 1 barn 325, home place 182a. 2350," - 43 80 

Algernon W. Peirce, ------ l 

1 colt 65, 1 house 200, 1 barn 125, home place 25a. 450, 12 93 

Linus M. Peirce, ------ 1 

1 cow 20, 2 26 

Madison Peirce, 

1 horse 75, 2 cows 45, 1 house 275, 1 barn 100, home place 

16a. 200, Tourtellotte lot 20a. 100, (Exempt 500,) - 3 84 

Clesson Peirce Estate, 

1 house 250, 1 barn 100, home place 62a. 725, - - 13 98 

Joel F. Peirce, 1 2 00 

Waldo H. Peirce, 1 

1 cow 25, 1 house 275, 1 barn 150, home place £a. 25, Peirce 

lot 28a. 125, 9 81 

Mrs. David F. Peirce, 

1 house 200, 1 barn 50, home place 2a. 75, Aiken lot 8a 75, 5 20 
Daniel T. Peirce, ------ l 

2 oxen 80, 2 cows 35, 1 yearling 8, 1 house 225, 1 barn 100, 
1 Freeman house 75, 1 Freeman barn, 25, home place 70a. 

600, Freeman lot 4a. 35, Fish lot 10a. 50, - - 18 T)3 

Carl M. Peirce, 1 2 00 

Frederick E. Peirce, ----- l 

1 horse 100, 2 oxen 100, 2 cows 45, 2 swine 12, 1 house 250, 

1 barn 125, home place 94a. 600, - - - 18 02 
Herman C. Powers, ------ l 

2 cows 45, - - - - . - - 2 59 

Fred L. Potter, 1 2 00 

Ruf ns Powers' Estate, 

1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 58a. 400, - - 7 80 
Charles L. Powers, ------ 1 

2 horses 170, ------ 4 21 

George L. Powers, - - - - - -1 

1 horse 75, ------ 2 98 

Christopher W. Paige, ------ 1 

1 horse 40, 2 oxen 95, 10 cows 250, 1 yearling 12, 1 swine 10, 
1 house 350, 1 barn 200, 1-9 cheese factory 10, home place 
104a. 225, 1-9 cheese factory lot l-9a 2, - - 43 85 

Charles W. Paige, ------ 1 

1 horse 30, 2 39 

John C. Paige, -------1 



21 

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Names of Valuation. o Tax. 

1 horse 25, - - - - - - 2 33 

Warren B. Paige, ------ 1 

stock in trade 100, 1 horse 45, - 3 89 

Edwin J. Paige, ------ 1 

1 house 175, 1 barn 25, home place la. 50, Hunter lot 5a. 

100, 6 55 



Alden D. Reed, ------ 1 

2 horses 150, 2 colts 50, 2 oxen 110, 7 cows 170, 2 two-year- 
olds 25, 5 yearling's 50, 13 sheep 35, 2 swine 15, 1 house 550, 

1 barn 35< , 1 shed 25, l-9cheese factory 10, home place 

115a. 225<), 1-9 cheese factory l-9a. 2, - - - 5130 

Mrs. Abigail Russell, 

2 cows 50, 1 house 450, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 

32a. 350, (Exempt 500), ----- 618 

Charles W- Robinson, 1 2 00 



Joseph Stone, ------ 1 

1 horse 40, 2 cows 45, 1 swine 12, 1 house 175, 1 barn 100, 

home place 52a. 450, - - - - - 12 69 

Joseph N. Shaw, - - - - - - 1 

2 horses 150, 1 colt 40, 2 oxen 115, 1 cow 20, 2 two-year-olds 
35, 1 yearling 10, 1 swine 15, 1 house 375, 1 barn 100, 1 

shop 150, home place 70a. 650, - - - 23 59 

Walter O. Shaw, - - - - - 1 2 00 

Howard I. Shaw, ------ 1 

1 horse 125, ------ 3 63 

penrv C. Shaw, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

John T. Shaw, - - - - - 1 2 00 

George W. Shaw ----- 1 

2 horses 75, 1 colt 50, 7 cows 150, 2 yearlings 30, 6 sheep 18, 

3 swine 22, 1 house 350, 1 barn 100, home place 60a. 1150, 27 20 
Charles W. Shattuck, - - - - - 1 

2 Horses 130, 1 colt 80, 8 cows 180, 4 swine 30, 1 house 200, 
1 barn 150, home place 100a. 750, - - - 21 76 

George L. Stacy, - - - - - - • 1 2 00 

James M. Stacy, ------ 1 

1 cow 20, ------ 2 26 

Charles H. Sturtevant, ------ 1 

stock in trade 300, 3 horses 140, 1 colt 50, 7 cows 170, 4 two- 
year olds 65, 5 yearlings 40, 4 sheep 10, 2 swine 22, 1 house 
500, 1 barn 300,' 1 cider mill 200, 1 vinegar house 100, 1 
creamery 25, home place 78a. 1900, - - - 51 69 

William A. Sweezey, - 1 

2 cows 40, 1 yearling 12, 1 swine 6, - . - 2 72 

r JP 

Addison D. Thayer, - - - - - 2 4 00 

'Mrs. A. Thayer, 

2 horses 100, 3 cows 60, 3 two-year-olds 65, 1 yearling 10, 2 
swine 20, 1 house 225, 1 barn 100, 1 Snyder house 50, home 



22 



Names and Valuation. 



o Tax. 



place 89a. 1000, Snyder place 30a. 200, Vaughau lot 25a. 75, 
Fred M. Thrasher, 1 

1 colt 50, 1 cow 20, 

Samuel Thrasher, ------ 1 

2 horses 75, 1 colt 75, 4 cows 80, 1 swine 5, 1 house 150, 1 
barn 75, home place 43a. 575, Abbott lot 30a. 125, 

Oscar A. Titus, ------ 

1 cow 25, 1 house 300, 1 barn 100, 1 shop 50, home place 8a. 
125, 

William Thrasher, ------ 

Henry S. Upton, ------ 

2 cows 40, 2 swine 15, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 
50a. 250, ------- 

George H. Upton, ------ 

2 cows 40, ------ 

Willard S. Upton, 

1 horse 55, 2 oxen 70, 2 cows 45, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, 
home place 59a. 400, - 

Leighton A. Upton, ------ 



Ervin D. Vaughan, - - - - - " ■ 

1 cow 25, 1 yearling 18, 1 house 400, lbarn 250, 1 house (old 
place) 250, i barn (old place) 100, home place 70a. 700, 

Walter S. Vaughan, - 

1 horse 40, 2 cows 45, 2 swine 25, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, 
home place 8a. 10<>, 

Howard A. Vaughan, - 

1 two-year-old 15, - 

Dexter M. Vaughan, - --••'- 

4 cows 75, 2 two-year-olds 30, 1 swine 18, 1 house 100, 1 
barn 75, home place 49a. 350. Henry place 40a. 500, - 

Joseph P. Vaughau, "'"""," 
1 horse 30, 1 cow 20, 3 two-year-olds 60, 1 house 200, 1 barn 
125, home place 30a. 250, old place 54a. 275. 

Clarinda G. Vaughan, 

1 house 250, 2 barns 200, home place 126a. 775, 



24 77 
2 91 

17 09 



9 81 
2 00 



9 22 
2 52 



12 66 
2 00 



24 66 

7 33 
2 20 

16 93 



Dexter Wheelock, " 

2 cows 45, 1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 33a. 150, 
Ellis White, ------- 

2 oxen 80, 4 cows 75, 2 two-year-olds 10, 1 yearling 10, 
Mrs. Ellis White, 

1 house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 50a. 600, 
Anson A. White, - 

Josiah E. White, ------ 

Nelson Whitaker, - - - " " 

1 horse 125, 3 cows 70, 1 house 300, 1 barn 100, home place 

40a. 625, Titus lot 30a. 200, - 

Thomas Wheeler, 



23 

CO 

Names and Valuation. *© Tax. 

^__ Ph 

2 cows 40, 1 house 150, 1 barn 125, home place 67a. 525, 10 92 
George M. Webber, -_---_ i 

1 horse 25, 2 oxen 85, 2 cows 45, 1 swine 14, 1 house 200, 1 

barn 450, home place 118a. 1800, - - - - 36 05 

Oliver L. Wood, 1 

1 horse 120, 4 oxen 200, 7 cows 130, 4 yearlings 40, 4 swine 

50, 1 house 200, 1 hen house 75, 1 shed 25, home place 140a. 

1500, out lot 55a. 600, - - - - - 40 22 

Frank T. Wood, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

John Wood, - -<. - - - -1 

1 horse 60, 1 barn 100, home place 55a. 250, - - 11 01 

James F. Wood, _.-._- 1 

stock in trade, 50, 1 colt 65, 1 shop 50, -.'■ - 4 15 

Willard A. Wetherell, - - - - - 1 

1 house 200, home place 5a. 25, - 4 93 

William F. Wendemuth, 1 

3 cows 55, 1 swine 8, 1 house 175, home place 72a. 400, 10 30 
Silas Whitaker, __.__. 1 

1 horse 50, - - - - - - 2 65 

Powers & Whitaker, 

1 cow 20, 12 sheep 36, 2 swine 15, house 100, 1 barn 100, 

home place 70a. 250, - - - - - 6 77 



Charles C. Young, -,---- l 

2 horses 100, 1 cow 15, 2 swine 12, 1 house 140, 1 barn 75, 
home place 27a. 200, - - - - 9 18 



Non- Re sidents . 



Names and Valuation. Tax. 

pp:tersham. 
Harrison Williams, King lot 47a. 700, - - - $9 10 

ATHOL. 

Frank and Susan Stacy, 1 house 75, 1 barn 50, land 9a. 75, (Ex- 
empt 100) ------ 

Lemuel K. Baker, Thayer lot 10a. 50, - 

GREENWICH. 

Samuel B. Esty's heirs, land 65a. 200, - 

Horace Clark, land 64a. 600, ----- 

Hiram Caswell Estate, land 77a. -S00, - 

T. P. Haskell estate, land 35a. 5U0, - 

Frank C. Powers, land 30a. 200, - 

Martin Chapman, land 100a. 400, - 

Ellery Drinkwater Estate, land 20a. 300, 

William Mauley, land 20a. 200, - 

Baxter Whitcomb Estate, land 30a. 150, 

Smith Cutler, land 69a. 700, ----- 

Chandler Powers, land 10a. 30, - 

C. A. Powers, land 25a. 200, ----- 

John A. Wheeler, land 7a. 100, ----- 

W. P. Fry, land 6a. 50, - 

Martin E. Vaughan, land la. 15, - 

S. P. Bailev, Little lot 88a. 500, South lot 6a. 25, 

C. N. Power*; land 4a. 100, ----- 

H. B. Hodgkin, 1-9 cheese factory 10, 1-9 cheese factory lot l-9a. 

2, land 10a. 250, - - - - 

Brig-ham Nutting, land 3a. 25, - 

SPENCER. 

Merritt Horr, land 45a. 150, ----- 1 95 

SPRINGFIELD. 

J. M. Cowan, land 30a. 600, ... - 

Eber E. Gridley, land 25a. 50, - 65 

ENFIELD. 

Susan Newbury, laud 11a. 150, - - - - 1 95 

William B. Downing, saw mill 450, Haskins lot 40a. 150, Stetson 

lot 150a. 500, Cook lot 5a. 50, - - - 

L. & J. Thurston, 1 house 100, 1 barn 100, Johnson place 90a. 500. 
Charles Snyder, 1 house 250, 1 barn 100, home place 25a. 350, 
Flint & Giliett, land 65a. 200, ... - 



1 


30 




65 


2 


60 


7 


80 


'■') 


90 


6 


50 


2 


60 


5 


20 


3 


90 


■_' 


60 


1 


95 


9 


10 




39 


2 


60 


1 


30 




65 




20 


ti 


83 


1 


30 




41 




33 



4 


95 


9 


10 


9 


10 


o 


60 



25 

PELHAM. 

Joseph Mayhew's heirs, land 8a. 75, - 98 

George H. Wilson, land 18a. 100, - - - - 1 30 

Harrison Horr's heirs, land 30a. 50, ... 65 
David Shores, Hunt lot 15a. 50, Abbott 70a. 350, Conkey lot 64a. 

500, Crossett lot 6a. 100, Johnson Jot 12a. 100, - 14 30 

T. L. Cooke, land 10a. 50, 65 

E. Mitchell, Beaman lot 7a. 100, - - - - 1 30 

ORANGE. 

Harrison Barrows, 1 house 600, 1 small house 150, 1 barn 100, 1 

mill 2000, land 4a. 150, - 39 00 

Luman P. Peirce, land 172a. 1000, - - - 13 00 

AMHERST. 

John A. Peirce, land 20a. 300, - - - 3 90 

Solomon Sibley, 1-9 cheese factory 10, 1-9 cheesefactory lot l-9a. 2, 16 

F. B. Paige & Son, old place 6a. 50, 65 
Paige Bros., land 9a. 50, 65 
Samuel Welcome, 1 cow 20, 1 two-year-old 12, 1 yearling 25, 74 

SHUTESBURY. 

George A. Berry, Ashley lot 30a. 150, - - - 1 95 

Harrison Hamilton, land 7a. 75, - - - - - 98 

William H. Hemenway, School lot 25a. 1000, Horr lot 35a. 2300. 42 90 

NEW SALEM. 

Willard Putnam, land 66a. 300, - - - - 3 90 

Frank W. Lincoln, Dunn lot 26a. 175, - - - - 2 28 

J. A. Stacy, Bigelow lot 36a. 125, - - - - 1 63 

William Condv, land 14a. 100, - - - - 1 'X) 

David Hamilton, land 14a. 200, - - - - 5 60 

Joseph White, 1 house 75, 1 barn 100, Newell place 100a. 700, 11 38 

Edward A. Freeman, Peirce lot 6a. 40, - - - - 52 

John Arnot, land 18a. 50, - 65 

Mrs. M. J. Crosby, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 83a. 850, 13 65 

Mrs, D. E. Powers land 25a. 100, - - - 130 

LEVERETT. 

Mrs. C. S. Eeynolds, 1 horse barn 50, I house 100, 1-6 barn 15, 

11a. 225, - - - - - - 5 07 

Rufus Fitts, land 15a. 75, 98 

DANA. 

Jason Powers' estate, 1 house 75, 1 barn 100, land 320a. 1025, 15 60 

J. W. Morgan's estate, land 75a. 750, - - - - 9 75 

| William Lincoln, land 100a. 450, - - - - 5 85 

Lewis Doubledav, land 8a. 50, 65 

S. F. Lindsay, heirs, land 40a. 200, - - - - 2 60 

•Lucius Doubleday, land 28a. 250. - - - - 3 25 

L. & R. Doubleday, land 54a. 500, - - - - 6 50 
ICharles Lindsay, heirs, 1 house 50, Brush Mountain lot 8a. 40, 

Hume's pasture lot 27a. 270, J. W. Lindsay place 95a. 200, 7 28 



26 

J. S. Brown, land 8a. 50, - 65 

Joseph Recor, land 45a. 100, - - - - - l 30 

Recor & Cary, land 30a. 100, - - - - - l 30 

OHTO. 

Theodore A. Lindsay 1 house 350, land 3a. 250, - - 7 80 

WARE. 

Milton Lewis' heirs, land 15a. 50, - 65 

HARDWICK. 

George D. Paige, land 60a. 160, - - - - 2 08 

B. F. Paige, Stacy place 120a. 750, - - - - 9 75 

EAST DOUGLASS. 

Mrs. A. E. Kemp, land 30a. 300, - - - 3 90 

BARRE. 

Roxani Brown, Oakes pasture 22a. 200, - - - 2 60 

WORCESTER. 

Mrs. M. A. Burgess, land 7a. 100, - - - 1 5^> 

WENDELL. 

Wesley W. lluut,£ house 75, land 11a. 150, - - 2 93 

NEW YORK. 

Frazicr & Co., Baker place 2a. 100, Darbey lot 43a. 400, - 6 50 

ROY ALSTON. 

Levi (i. Osborn, Shaw lot 10a. 75, - 98 



NAMES OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY EXEMPT 

FROM TAXATION. 

Abigail Russell. Real Estate - - - - 500 00 

Charlotte F. Gilbert. 1 house, 1 barn 25, land la. 50. - 475 00 

Mary Cooley. Land 10a. 100, - 100 00 

Sophia Lincoln, 1 house 100, 100 00 

Congregational Society. 1 church 600, 1 house 700, 1 barn 200, 

land 11a. 500, - 2000 00 

United Brethren Society. 1 church 300, - - - 300 00 

Ian thia Brown. Real estete, ----- 50000 

Amelia Root. Land 22a. 150, ----- 150 00 

Mrs. Fanny Alden, 1 house 75, home place 35a. 150, - 225 0^ 

Eunice M. Abbott. Real estate, - - - - 500 00 

Susan Stacy. Real estate, ----- 100 00 
Daniel R. Potter, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, 1 hen house 15, land 

l£a. '25. - - - - - - - 240 0<> 

S. A. Johnson, heirs, 1 house 125, 1 barn 200, home place 88a. 

1050. - - - - - - 1375 00 

Asa Moore. Real estate, - 500 00 

Madison Peirce. Real estate, - 500 00 



27 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 



Number of residents assessed on property, 


128 




" non " " " 




79 




" persons " " 


- 


207 




" " " for poll 


tax only, 


31 




Total number of persons assessed, 


- 


238 




Number of polls assessed, 


- 


135 




Tax on each poll, 


- 


- 


2 00 


Value of assessed personal estate, 


- 


- 


23,964 00 


" real estate, excluding land, 


-, 


- 


44,530 00 


" " " buildings, 


- 


- 


98,658 00 


Total valuation May 1st, 1890, 


- 


] 


L67,152 00 



TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES, INCLUD 

ING OVERLAYINGS. 



On personal estate. 
On real, " 
On Polls, 

Total, 
Rate per $1000, 
Number of horses, 
" cows, 



a 



sheep, - 

neat cattle other than cows, 

swine, - 

dwelling houses, 

acres of land, 



WALDO H. PEIRCE, 
MERRIAM KING, 
ALBERT A. GROUT, 



$311 73 

1861 73 

270 00 



115 
318 
105 
175 
81 
108 
10,747 



$2443 46 
13 00 



} 



Assessors 

of 
Prescott. 



OFFICIAL REPORTS 



—OF THE- 



TOWN OF PRfljSCOTT, 



-FOE— 



1891-92 



WITH 



1 th® VaAMttoa mm4 f*at#* 



ATHOL, MASS., 
'] Printed by Athol Transcript Co., Nos. 41 and 43 Exchange St., 

1892. 



Annual Report 

OF THE 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN. 



To the Citizens of Prescott : — 

Report of Superintendent of Streets. 

HIGHWAYS IN SUMMER. 

Paid Byron Comins for labor, - $52 95 

" for team, - 9 17 

Foxwell Pierce for labor, - - - 31 20 



Myron Pierce for team, - 


39 60 


Frank Field for labor, 


5 85 


Lucius Lawless for labor, 


2 25 


Lucius Lawless for team. 


3 00 


Josiah White for team, 


2 70 


Josiah White for labor. 


2 02 


Howard Shaw for labor, - 


3 00 


Herbert E. Pierce for labor, 


75 


R. C. Clark for labor, 


5 10 


R. C. Clark for team, - 


5 10 


J. N . Shaw for labor, - 


74 80 


J. N. Shaw for team, - 


84 44 


Myron Moore for labor, - 


49 80 


John Lawless for labor, 


38 00 


Whiting O. Haskins for labor, 


31 20 


Geo. Upton for labor, - 


43 80 


Bert Powers for labor, - 


9 75 


Bert Powers for team, 


19 80 


Charles Hannum for labor, 


90 


Walter Pierce for labor, 


30 


Frank Berry for labor, 


8 40 


Fred E. Pierce for railing, 


2 00 


BRIDGES. 




Paid Elmer Berry for plank, 


$34 77 



- $525.88 



4 
Joseph Recor for bridge timber, - 
J. Vanstone for plank, labor and spikes, 
For spikes, ----- 

RECAPITULATION. 

Total cost of highways in summer, 
Total cost of bridges, - 

Amount appropriated for highways and bridges, 

J. N. SHAW, Superintendent. 

TOWN FARM.— Dr. 

To repairs on fences, - - - $7 86 

Cr. 
By sales of grass and two doors, - - - $91 98 

By rent of pasture, - - - - 18 00 



40 




1 05 




25 






$36.47 




$525 88 




36 47 






$562 35 






700 00 



22 


77 


2 35 




60 


7 


00 


1 


00 


30 00 


2 


00 


6 


20 


4 


50 


2 


00 


13 


50 


1 


00 


3 


05 


7 


67 




77 



$109 98 



Balance in favor of Farm, - - - $102 12 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid for printing Town Reports, 1890 and 1891, - $22 50 
snow bill for 1890 and 1891, 
repairs on highways, 1890 and 1891, 
error in J. D. Barnes' tax, 1889, 
Judge Bassett, - 

auction bills, - 

damage on highway, - 

wood for Town Hall, - 
recording births, marriages and deaths. - 
Justice fees, . - 

meetings of clubs at Enfield, 
driving hearse and return of deaths, 
keeping one tramp, - 

printing, - 

express and postage, - 

Collector's book, - 



$106 91 



STATE AID. 

Paid Maria R. Witherell, - - - - $36 00 



Willard A. Witherell, 
Mary H. Hansen, - 
Geo. H. Upton, 
John D. Stone, - 
D.R.Potter, 
M. R. Potter, - 



Paid Lucien M. Titus, 



MILITARY AID. 



TOWN OFFICERS. 



Paid C. C. Young, services for Selectman, Assessor, 
Overseer of Poor and Registrar, - 

Paid Merriam King, do., 

J. F. Aiken, do., - 

F. N. Pierce, Treasurer and Registrar, 

H. N. Grover, Constable, -...-..- 

J. N. Shaw, Superintendent of Streets, - 

C H. Gray, Auditor, ---•-, 

Superintendent of Schools, 

RECAPITULATION. 

Paid for Highways and Bridges, - 
School Committee bills, 
State Aid, ----- 
Military Aid, 
Miscellaneous Orders, 
Town Farm Order, - 
Town Officers, - 

Support of Paupers, - - - 

Library Account, - - - - 



36 00 


48 00 


48 00 


46 00 


48 00 


48 00 



$51 61 

35 00 

13 50 

28 00 

3 00 

5 00 

2 00 

44 50 



$562 35 

827 72 

310 00 

96 00 

106 91 

7 86 

182 61 

226 46 

60 41 



LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 

Support of Lucy Rider, (about) - - - $35 00 



RESOURCES OF THE TOWN. 

Due from State Aid, ----- $385 00 

Military Aid, - 60 00 

W. O. Shaw for pasture, - - 8 00 



$310 00 



$96 



- $182 61 



$2380 32 



$35 06 



Town of Millis, 
Collector, - 

School books on hand, 

Cash on hand, 



Balance in favor of town, - 

C. C. YOUNG, 
MERRIAM KING, 
J. F. AIKEN, 



42 50 


58 19 


259 55 


870 66 


fsiCQQ or> 




$1648 90 


) Selectmen 

C of 

) Prescott. 



REPORT OF THE OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 



Paid Northampton Asylum for support of Lucy 
Rider, ------ 

Paid Town of Ludlow for support of M. Horr, 
Paid for support of J. M. Stacy, - 

C. C. YOUNG, 
MERRIAM KING, 
J F. AIKEN, 



$169 46 
39 00 
18 00 



$226 46 



Overseers 
of the 
Poor. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



1 


35 


36 


03 


90 


88 


100 00 



1891. Dr. 

March 17. To balance due from Treasurer, - $696 61 

March 18. To cash received from sale of property 

on Town Farm, etc, 
April 6. Received John Power's note and interest, 
July 1. To cash received from sale of products on 
Town Farm, 
To cash received from R. H. Allen, - 
To cash received from J.N. Shaw, rent for 

pasture, - - - - 10 00 

July 9. To cash received from Orange Savings 

Bank, - - - . - 600 00 

August 15 To cash received from E. A. Thomas, 

balance due on insurance policy, 4 70 

To cash received from the Town of 
Millis, for sup. of Mrs. Lincoln, 
December 12. Received Corporation Tax, - 

Received State and Military Aid, 
Received Bank Tax, 
January 16, 1892. To cash rec'd from Dog Fund, 
To cash received from Massa- 
chusetts School Fund, 
On fines for Library books, 
March 14. To cash from School Committee for 
overdrawn orders, 
Received from Collector, - 



By paid County tax, ----- 
State tax, 

Printing Town Reports for 1890 and 1891, 
Selectmen orders, - - 

For support of Lucy Rider at Northampton 

Asylum, - - - - 

Orange Savings Bank, note and interest, - 
R. H. Allen, note and interest, 



104 85 




1 47 




337 00 




61 76 




58 46 




342 64 




1 85 




20 35 




2379 26 






$4847 21 






Cr. 


$255 93 




135 00 




22 50 




2362 07 




169 46 




615 38 




100 90 





Town of Millis, 


42 50 


Collector, ----- 


58 19 


School books on hand, - 


259 55 


Cash on hand, ----- 


870 66 




^1fi9R 00 




tJpJ-UOcJ *J\J 


Balance in favor of town, - 


$1648 90 


C. C. YOUNG, 
MERKIAM KING, 
J. F. AIKEN, 

— — ■— n> ^ — 


") Selectmen 
) Prescott. 



REPORT OF THE OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 



Paid Northampton Asylum for support of Lucy 
Rider, ------ 

Paid Town of Ludlow for support of M. Horr, 
Paid for support of J. M. Stacy, - - - 

C. C. YOUNG, 
MERRIAM KING, 
J F. AIKEN, 



$169 46 
39 00 
18 00 



} 



$226 46 



Overseers 
of the 
Poor. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



1 35 


36 03 


90 88 


100 00 



1891. Dr. 

March 17. To balance due from Treasurer, - $696 61 

March 18. To cash received from sale of property 

on Town Farm, etc, 
April 6. Received John Power's note and interest, 
July 1 . To cash received from sale of products on 
Town Farm, - 

To cash received from R. H. Allen, - 
To cash received from J. N . Shaw, rent for 

pasture, - - - - 10 00 

July 9. To cash received from Orange Savings 

Bank, - - - . - 600 00 

August 15 To cash received from E. A. Thomas, 

balance due on insurance policy, 4 70 

To cash received from the Town of 
Millis, for sup. of Mrs. Lincoln, 
December 12. Received Corporation Tax, - 

Received State and Military Aid, 
Received Bank Tax, 
January 16, 1892. To cash rec'd from Dog Fund, 
To cash received from Massa- 
chusetts School Fund, 
On fines for Library books, 
March 14. To cash from School Committee for 
overdrawn orders, 
Received from Collector, - 



By paid County tax, ----- 

State tax, - 

Printing Town Reports for 1890 and 1891, 

Selectmen orders, - 

For support of Lucy Rider at Northampton 

Asylum, - 
Orange Savings Bank, note and interest, - 
R. H. Allen, note and interest, 



104 85 




1 47 




337 00 




61 76 




58 46 




342 64 




1 85 




20 35 




2379 26 






$4847 21 






Cr. 


$255 93 




135 00 




22 50 




2362 07 




169 46 




615 38 




100 90 





J. M. Harrington, Justice fees, 

Tax book and ink, - 

C. T. Bagnall, for printing, 

Express and postage, - 

Assessor's certificate of abatement, 

Orange Savings Bank note for Town safes, 

Library cards, - 

Blank books for Library, - 

Express on books for Library, 

Stove for Library, - 

Balance due from appropriation, 

Cash on hand to balance account, - 



1 00 




1 07 




3 05 




7 67 




10 00 




242 60 




5 00 




4 80 




1 40 




1 50 




37 22 






$3976 55 






870 66 



$4847 21 
FRED N. PIERCE, Treasurer. 



Report of the 

School Committee 



FOR THE YEAR 1891-2. 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand from last year, - $453 91 

Town appropriation, - 300 00 

State School Fund, - . - - 342 64 



ITEMS OF EXPENSE. 

For Teachers. 

Paid M. L. Wiswall for 10 weeks, - - - $70 00 

Mr. C. E. Houghton for 9 weeks, - 72 00 

Mr. E. F. Blackmer for 11 weeks, - - 110 00 

Miss G. G. Gibbs for 7 weeks, - 45 50 

Miss S. N Ward for 12 weeks, - - 96 00 

Miss L. E. Barnes for 11 weeks, - - 88 00 



EXPENDITURES. 




«P-LV«7U aa 


Paid teachers' salaries, --'.>"'-''- 


$663 40 




For fuel, 


23 88 




For care of fires and rooms, - 


11 50 








$698 78 






Balance, -.---..- 


$397 77 


Town appropriation for transportation, 


$100 00 




Expended, - 


92 50 




Balance, --..-.- 




$7 50 


Town appropriation for text-books and supplies, 


$50 00 




Expended for text-books and supplies, 


33 73 




Balance, - 




$16 27 


Paid for freight on books, - 


$ 65 




Repairs, - 


1 25 




Postage, - 


81 


&9 71 



10 



L. A. Parker for 2 days, - 

Miss A. I. House for 9 weeks, 
Miss E. A. Vaughan for 11 weeks, 
Miss E. A. Vaughan for 10 weeks, 

For Fuel. 
Paid G. M. Webbes, for 2£ cords of wood, 
Austin B. Gross, for 3 cords of wood, - 
O. L. Wood, for 1£ cords of wood, 
C. E. Houghton, for moving two loads, 

For Care of Fires and Rooms. 
Paid Ellis F. Pierce, ----- 
Clarence Barnes, - 
Geo. Sturtevant, - 

Carl Shaw, - 

For Transporting Pupils. 
Paid C W. Berry for 30 weeks, - 
Merriam King for 14 weeks, 

For Text-Books and Supplies. 
Paid G. F. King and Merrill for supplies, - 
Mrs. L. Crossett for supplies, 
J. J. Arnot for supplies, - 

J. F. Robinson for supplies, 
H. H. Turner for supi)lies, - 
American Book Co. for exchange of Histories, 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid for repairs at No. 3, - 

Repairs at No. 4, 
Freight on books, 
Postage, - 



$663 40 



2 40 


54 00 


60 50 


65 00 


$9.38 


9.00 


3.75 


1.75 


$3 50 


4 00 


1 80 


2 20 


$75 00 


17 50 


$11 76 


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BOOK ACCOUNT. 



Estimated value April 1, 1891, 
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Miss Grace G. Gibbs. 
Miss Sadie N. Ward. 
Miss Lula E. Barnes. 



Miss May L. Wis wall. 
Mr. C. E. Houghton. 
Mr. E. F. Blackmer. 



Miss Annie I. House. 
Miss Estella A. Vaughan. 
Miss Estella A. Vaughan. 



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EOLL OF HONOE. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE TWO TERMS. 

Ethel Vaughan, Fannie Jennison, Rath Grover. 

PERFECT ONE TERM. 

Nettie Cowan, Laura Pierce, Laura Haskins, Lena Riis, Clarence 
Barnes, Sadie Robinson, Carrie Horr, Jennie Gotha, Fannie Shattuck. 
Lucia Grover, Harold Pierce, Ellis Pierce, Theo. Johnson. 

Number of children between the ages or 5 and 15 years, May 1, 1891, 51 
Total enrollment, - - - - - - - -60 

Your Committee are of opinion that the schools are now on a good 
footing, and, consequently, in a condition to do good work another year 
Sickness has caused most of the absence, and, to some degree, affected 
the general result attained. State Agent G. T. Fletcher visited our 
schools in the Fall term, and expressed himself as well pleased with our 
selection of teachers and helps for the school-room. 

We recommend that $300 be appropriated ior schools, $150 for trans- 
portation of pupils, and $75 for text-books and supplies. 

For the School Committee, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH. { Supts. of 
C. E. HOUGHTON, $ Schools. 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

C. E. Houghton, Secretary. Term expires 1894. 
W. F. Wendemuth, Chairman. Term expires 1893. 
H. C. Powers. Term expires 1892. 

TRUANT OFFICERS. 

F. N. Pierce and J. M. Aiken. 



Auditor's Report. 

This is to certify that I have this day examined the books and vouchi 
ers of the Selectmen, Overseers of the Poor, Treasurer, and Schoo- 
Committee, and find them correct. 

CHESTER H. GRAY. Auditor. 
Prescott. March 14, 1892. 



Report of the Trustees 



OF THE 



Prescott Free Public Library 



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At the annual town meeting- held in Prescott in April, 1891, it was 
voted to accept the act of the Legislature whereby one hundred dollars 
worth of books would be given the town to aid in establishing a public 
library, by complying with the provisions of said act. An appropria- 
tion of the surplus money arising from the Dog fund was made for the 
support and maintainance of the library. The following Board of Trus- 
tees was chosen: WaJd H. Pierce, Joseph M. Harrington, for three 
years; Frederic N. Pierce, William F. Weudemuth, for two years; 
Charles E. Houghton, Herman C. Powers, for one year. The Trustees 
organized with the choice of J. M. Harrington, Chairman, and W". H. 
Pierce, Secretary. Henry Berry was chosen Librarian. The town hav- 
ing granted the use of a room in the Town House for library purposes 
and wishing the old chimney taken down and a new one built conven- 
ient for the use of the Town Hall and Library room, an appropriation 
of fifty dollars was made for building chimney and fitting up the room. 
At a meeting of the Trustees F. N. Pierce and J. M. Harrington were 
selected to do the work with as little delay as possible. The chimney 
was built and the room made ready, and in June the State Library Com- 
mission was notified that the town had complied with the requirements 
of the law and was ready to receive and care for any books that might 
be sent. The cost of fitting up room and making alterations is as fol- 
lows: 

F. N. Pierce, for labor, 127 hours, - - $19 00 

W. H. Pierce, for labor, 40 hours, - - 5 00 

J. M. Harrington, for labor, 57 hours, - - 7 14 

J. J. Arnot, lime and hair, - - - 2 69 

J. J. Arnot, wall paper and border, - - - 1 62 

Charles Hunt, drawing lime, - 50 



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2 91 



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Matting and tacks, - 

Thimbles for chimney, - - _ . 

F. Berry, drawing brick and sand, 
Paint, varnish, dryer and brads, - 
Lock and knob, - 

Lumber, - 
Stove and stovepipe, ----- 

$50 02 
Lime sold but not paid for, - - - $1 00 

Late in July we received from the State Library Commission 196 
volumes of books valued at one hundred dollars. At the same time 
there were other gifts of books so that we were enabled to open the 
library to the public August 8, 1891, with 226 books on the shelves. 
Since that date there have been donations of books so that on March 5, 
1892, there were 362 bound volumes and 45 books with paper covers in 
the library, making a total of 507. As the law requires a list of donors 
of books, it is given as follows : 

State, as before given, 196 ; State, since given, Statutes and Public 
Documents, 8; Friend in Beverly, 16; Mrs. Roger Wolcott, Readville, 
50; Charles U. Thomas of Boston, 93; P. Emory Aldrich of Worcester, 
26; Friend in Boston, 4; E. B. Hayes of Lynn, 2; Member of Trinity 
Church, Boston, 1; Roland L. Grant, 1; Friend of Dumb Animals, 1; 
Unknown, 9. 

During seven months that the library has been open there have been 
taken out 623 books by 114 different persons. As a book is ofter read 
by more than one individual in a family, it will be seen that the library 
is well patronized. 

It is quite desirable that the town, at its next annual meeting, vote 
to have a catalogue printed, and make an appropriation for the purpose, 
as it will be a great convenience to the patrons of the library. 

As the appropriation made by the town at its last annual meeting of 
the surplus arising from the Dog fund »vas not available for the use of 
the library until after Jan 1st, it was thought best not to purchase any 
books until after our annual meeting for inspection on the first Satur- 
day of March-, at which time we shall settle accounts, and close each 
library year. 

The expenses of maintaining the library have necessarily been lar- 
ger this year than they will probably be hereafter, as we have had to get 
record books and printing done which will not be required to so great 
an extent for some time, yet we find quite a surplus which has been 



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sent to the Secretary of the State Library Commission to purchase books 
for the library. 

The following statement of receipts and expenditures is submitted : 

Receipts : 

Town appropriation, - $58 46 

Fines, - - - - - - 1 85 



Expenditures : 
Printing cards, lables and stickers, 
Blank books, stationery and fixtures, 
Postage, - 



$60 31 


$10 00 


5 18 


45 


2 55 


25 


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$23 09 



Express on books, --'■..- 
Henry Berry, cutting wood for Library, 
Salary <of Librarian, 7 months, 



Balance to buy books, ._"-■_.,..'- $37 22 

For the Trustees, 

JOSEPH M. HARRINGTON, Chairman, 

Prescott, March 14 7 1892. 



VALUATION AND TAXES 



OF THE 



TOWN OF PRESCOTT 



FOR THE YEAR 1891-92. 



Names and Valuation. 



~ Tax. 



West C. Aldrich, --.-,--- 

1 horse 90, 1 cow 25, 1 bouse 250, 1 barn 75, 2 sheds 50, 1 
cider mill 75, home place 75a. 750, - 

W. C. & W. M. Aldrich, - 

1 cow 20, house 300, 1 barn 100, 1 Henry house 100, 1 
Henry barn 50, 1 store building 200, 1 home place 75a. 
1150, Conkling lot 11a. 30, Henry lot la. 50. - 

Milo W.Abbott. ------ 

1 horse 45, 2 cows 45, 2 two-year-olds 30, 1 yearling- 10, 1 
house (on hill) 250, 1 barn (on hill) 50, 1 house 400, 1 barn 
75, 1 shed 25, land (on hill) la. 50, home place 64a. 675, 

Harry W. Abbott, ------ 

C J. & Marv Abbott, ----- 

1 house 700, 1 barn 150, home place 80a. 1700, Egypt lot 
10a. 125, - - - - - - 

Charles J. Abbott, ••.«.. 

2 horses 100, 1 ox 2*5, 5 cows 100, 1 swine 10, - 
John F. Aiken, * - 

1 horse 125, 13 cows 310, 4 swine 45, 1 house 350, 1 barn 

250, 1 horse barn 75, home place 60a. 1050, Sprout lot 8a. 

100, Berry lot 12a. 125, - - - - - 

Miner M. Aiken, ------ 

1 horse 125, 2 oxen 125, 6 cows 150, 
James M. Aiken, ------ 

1 horse 50, 2 oxen 115, 9 cows 200, 3 yearlings 35, 1 swine 
15, 1 house 450, 1 barn 200, home place 78a. 1000, 

Boswell H. Allen, - 

2 horses 275, 3 colts 215, 2 oxen 120, 13 cows 275, 6 two- 
year-olds 127, 3 yearlings 30, 4 sheep 12, 7 swine 70, 1 
house 700, 1 barn 400, 1 storehouse 75, 1 shed 2b, home 
place 102a. 3000, Piper lot 7a. 75, Cleveland lot 25a. 300, 
Blackmer lot 8a. 15, 

Edward H. Allen, - 

Hyde lot 7a. 200, - 

Geo. F. Allen, ------ 

2 horses 210, 1 colt 75, 2 oxen 120, 7 cows 160, 20 sheep 60, 



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I house 200, | barn 85, 1 shed 50, home place 32a. 425, 
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Eugene Barnes, ______ 

James D. Barnes, - - 

1 horse 125, 2 oxen 110, 7 cows 150, 2 two-year-olds 35, 3 
swine 30, 1 house 75, 1 barn 425, home place 83a. 1300, 
Woods lot 10a. 125, - - 

Herbert W. Barnes, - 

John Berry, ------- 

1 house 250, 1 barn 300, 1 shed 50, 1 cider mill 100, 1 home 
place 66a. 500, Stockwell lot. 23a. 100, old place 85a. 450, 

Charles W. Berry, ------ 



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Names and Valuation. tu Tax. 

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2 horses 250, 7 cows 155, 2 swine 20, 1 house 200, 2 barns 

350, 1 shed 25, home place 95a. 1000, - 28 01 

Henry L. Berry, - . 1 2 00 

Frank J. Berry, - - - - 1 

1 horse 80, 2 oxen 115, 9 cows 200, 1 sheep 3, 2 swine 12, 
home lot la. 50, 7 98 

Iantha Brown, -._.._ 

1 cow 20, | house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 55a. 450. 
(Exempt 500) - - - - - 2 86 

Marshall F. Brown, - i 

2 horses 200, 2 oxen 70, 1 cow 25, 1 steam boiler and en- 
gine 1000, 1 sawmill and carriage 100, 1 house 250, 1 barn 
100, 1 sawmill 350, home place 52a. 200, Stone lot 18a. 100, 
Vaughan lot 23a. 150, Gray lot 30a. 125, Little lot 50a. 800, 

R. R. lot 6a. 50, Gibbs lot 2£a. 40, - - - 48 29 

Hiram H. Barrows, ------ l 

1 horse 150, 4 cows 90, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 

54a. 375, - - - - - - 13 25 

Brown & Simmonds, ------ 

Aruott lot 12a. 200, ----- 2 60 

L. Bigelow, - - - - - - -12 00 

William Bailey, ------ 1 

1 horse 110, 2 cows 40, 1 house 200, 1 barn 150, home place 

8a. 125, King lot 12a. 50, - - - 10 7$ 

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ludolphus C. Clark, - - - - - - 1 

2 horses 50, 8 cows 165, 2 two-year-olds 60, 1 swine 10, 1 
house 700, 1 barn 400, 1 shed 25, home place 130a. 1700, 

Smith lot 7a. 20, Tourtellotte lot 10a. 35, - - 43 15 

Valter A. Clark, 1 

1 horse 50, - - - - - - 2 65 

ohn F. Cowan, - - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 90, 2 oxen 100, 6 cows 150, 1 yearling 10, 1 swine 

15, 2 barns 250, home place 70a. 800, - - 20 40 

Irs. L. Crossett, -_.___ 

Stock in trade 1000, 1 horse 145, 1 house and store 600, 1 

barn 100, -_..__ 23 99 

harles Chamberlain, - - - - - 1 

1 horse 100, 1 cow 25, 1 house 175, 1 barn 25, 1 shop 25, home 

place 3a. 75, - 
iram Crossett, - - 

yron S. Comins, - - - - 

1 horse 65, 1 cow 20, 
mes Clark, -.-__. 

1 horse 50, 1 cow 20, 





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muel Davis, ------ 1 

i 1 horse 175, 9 cows 200, 2 yearlings 20, 1 house 400, 1 barn 
275, 1 Holden house 50, 1 Holden barn 25, home place 86a 
I 1425, Holden place 4a. 100, Parker lot 18a. 175, - 38 99 

i lliarn Dickey, - . - - • , - - - 12 00 



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Mrs. William Dickey, - 

1 horse 95, 1 cow 20, 1 yearling 10, 9 sheep 27, 1 house 

125, 1 barn 75, home place 50a. 200, - - 7 18 

Lewis Doray, ------- 1 

1 horse 75, 1 cow 20, 1 swine 10, 3 37 

IF 1 

Alonzo W. Freeman, ----- i 

1 horse 65, 2 cows 40, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, home place 
19a. 450, Plain lot 10a. 15, Clark lot 6a, 25, - - 13 64 



Andrew Garlic, 1 2 00 

Samuel A. Garlic, 1 2 00 

George H. Garlic, 1 2 00 

Garlic Bros., ------- 

2 horses 100, 3 cows 75, 2 swine 22, 1 house 125, 1 barn 

100, home place 138a. 750, Downing lot 44a. 200, - 17 84 

Mrs. Andrew Garlic, - 

1 horse 60, 6 cows 135, 2 two-year-olds 40, 1 house 175, 2 

barns 125, home place 45a. 575, - 14 44 

Chester H. Gray, ------ l 

1 horse 125,* 1 cow 23, I two-year-old 20, 1 yearling 12, 1 

house 275, 1 barn 100, home place 55a. 575, * 16 69 

Henry N. Grover, ------ i 

1 horse 80, 1 cow 20, - 3 30 
Albert A. Grout. (Est.) ----- 

2 horses 250, 5 cows 135, 1 two-year-old 20, 2 swine 20, 1 
house 225, 1 barn 175, 1 shed 25, 1 creamerv 25. home place 

75a. 1000, - 24 38 

Erastus F. Gross, ------ l 

1 horse 30, 4 cows 85, 1 swine 10, 1 house 150. 1 barn 100, 

1 shed 25, home nlace 110a. 700, - 16 31 

Arthur H. Gross, " 12 00 

Austin B. Gross, ------ 1 

2 oxen 110, 6 cows 125, ----- 5 06 
Elenor F. Gilbert, . - - 

1 house 300, 1 barn 150, 1 shed 25, home place 70a. 525, 13 00 

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Criton G. Haskins, ------ l 

1 horse 25, 1 cow 20, 1 house 125, 1 barn 75, 1 Peirce house 
75, 1 Peirce barn 25, home place 37a. 325, Peirce place la. 
25, Fish lot 10a. 100, - 12 34 

Mason W. Haskins, ------ 1 

1 horse 55, 2 cows 45, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 

27a. 250, 9 15 

Whitnev O. Haskins, - 1 

1 cow 20, ----- 2 2d 

Frank W. Hamilton, - - - - - - . . 1 

1 horse 50, 5 cows 100, 1 house 125, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25. 

home place 57a. 800, - 17 60 

Park Hannum, - - - - - - 1 



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Names and Valuation. p Tax. 

02 

2 horses 150, 1 colt 55, 5 cows 115, 1 yearling 15, 1 house 

100, rbarn 125, home place 82a. 800, - - 19 69 

Charles E. Hannum, - - - - - 1 

2 oxen 85, -_---- 3 II 

Austin P. Hannum, - - - > - - 1 2 00 

Josiah A. Hemenway, ----- 1 

1 horse 75, 2 oxen 90, 2 cows 45, 1 two-year-old 18, 2 swine 
15, 1 house 75, 1 barn 100, home place 25a. 150, old place 
27a. 300, - - - - - - - 13 29 

Laura Horr. (Est.) - 

1 house 175, 1 barn 50, home place 117a. 600, - - 10 73 

Caroline Horr, ------ 

1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 110a. 450, - - 7 80 

Elbridge F. Horr, - 1 

1 horse 50, ------ 2 65 

Reuben N. Horr, - - - - - 1 

2 cows 40, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 300, 1 barn 150, home 

nlace 10a. 300, pasture lot 9a. 50, Peirce lot 15a. 50, - 13 70 

John M. Horr, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Richard B.Howard, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Henry A. Howard, - - - - - 1 2 00 

R. B. Howard & Son, - 

1 horse 25, 4 cows 95. 2 yearlings 20, 2 swine 23, 1 house 

200, 1 barn 125, 1 shed 25, home place 87a. 850, - 17 72 

George L. Hunter, - 1 

2 horses 175, 5 cows 115, 2 yearlings 20, 1 swine 10, 1 

house 175, 1 barn 125, 1 shop 50, home place 42a. 800, 21 11 

Joseph M. Harrington, -_-__! 

1 two-year-old 18, 1 barn 50, Oakes lot 80a. 600, - 10 68 

Mrs. J. M. Harrington, 

1 house 75, 1 barn 75, home place 4a. 75, Oakes lot 3a. 50, 3 58 

Joseph N. Hamilton, - - - 1 

1 horse 100, 2 oxen 65, 1 cow 25, 5 two-year-olds 85, 2 
yearlings 20, 6 sheep 18, 1 swine 8, 1 house 50, 1 barn 

100, 1 shop 25, home place 79a. 875, Sprout lot 9a. 75, 20 80 

John Hunt, ______ 

2 horses 275, 8 cows 170, 1 two-year-old 18, 1 swine 12, 

1 barn 100, home place 20a. 250, Winter place 29a. 275, 14 31 
Lysander F. Haskins. (Heirs) - 

land 6a. 300, ------ 3 90 

Charles E. Houghton, --___! 

2 horses 150, 1 yearling 15, 2 swine 15, - - 4 34 
Harry Haskins, - - -'- - - 12 00 

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George L. Johnson, - 1 

5 cows 125, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 500, 1 barn 150, 1 wagon 
house 15, home place 94a. 1000, Shaw lot 18a. 75, Gaylord 
lot 30a. 150, _--_._ 28 33 

Ansel Johnson, ------ 1 

2 horses 300, 1 colt 75, 2 cows 45, 1 two-year-old 18, 2 
yearlings 20, 6 sheep 18, 2 swine 20, 1 house 250, 1 barn 



20 

Names and Valuation. s Tax. 

75, home place 140a. 1000, - - - - 25 68 

Andrew Johnson, - - - - - 12 00 

Henry A. Johnson,, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Lyman S. Johnson, ----- i 

1 horse 70, 2 oxen 110, 8 cows 165, 3 yearlings 30, 2 swine 
25, 1 house 275, 1 barn 100, home place 79a. 2000, Abbott 

lot 74a. 210, 40 81 

William H. Johnson, ----- i 

1 horse 115, 2 oxen 110, 8 cows 175, 1 house 300, 1 barn 
300, home place 76a. 1500, - 34 50 

Nelson B. Jones. (Est.) - - - : - 

1 horse 50, 1 house 375, 1 barn 75, home place 110a. 900, 18 20 



Joseph H. King, ------ 2 

1 horse 75, 3 cows 65, 1 swine 7, 1 house 100, 1 barn 100, 

home place 68a. 500, . - 15 01 

Merriam King, 1 

1 horse 65, 3 cows 70, 2 yearlings 20, 2 swine 15, 1 house 

300, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 89a. 1100, - 24 04 

John Lawless, - - - - - - 12 00 

George W. Lincoln, - - - - - 1 2 00 

Leonard Lincoln, ------ l 

2 horses 125, 3 cows 60, 1 two-year-old 20, 27 sheep 80, 1 

house 400, 1 barn 400, home place 293a. 1000, - 29 11 

David B. Lawless, ------ l 

1 house 200, 1 barn 75, home place 46a. 200, - 8 18 

Lucius S. Lawless, ------ l 

1 colt 40, 2 oxen 65, - - - - - 3 37 

Nelson LaBrunte, ------ l 

1 horse 75, 2 98 

M. 

Asa Moore, ------- 

1 house 200, 1 barn 100, 1 mill 150, home place 14a. 225. 
(Exempt 500) - - 2 28 

Myron E. Moore, ------ l 

2 oxen 85, 1 cow 20, - 3 37 

Levi G. Osborn, - - - - - 1 2 00 

Fred N. Peirce, ------ 1 

1 horse 80, 3 cows 70, 3 95 

Appleton Peirce. (Heirs) - 

1 house 550, 1 barn 100, 1 sawmill 200, home place 45a. 

525, Henry lot 24a. 450, 23 73 

Herbert E. Peirce, 1 2 00 

David F. Peirce, ------ I 

1 horse 75, 2 oxen 130, 9 cows 200, 1 house 200, 1 barn 325, 



21 

Names and Valuation. 2- Tax* 

home place 182a. 2350, - - - ■ - 44 65 

Linus M, Peirce, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Clesson Peirce, 

1 house 250, 1 barn 100, home place 62a. 725, - - 13 98 

Joel F. Peirce, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Waldo H. Peirce, ------ 1 

1 cow 25, 1 swine 9, 1 house 325, 1 barn 100, home place 

£a. 25, Peirce lot 28a. 125, - 9 92 

Mrs. David F. Peirce, 

1 house 200, 1 barn 50, home place 2a. 75, Aiken lot 8a. 75, 5 20 
Daniel T. Peirce, -.--.-'- I 

2 oxen 95, 2 cows 35, 1 two-year-old 15, 1 house 225, 1 
barn 100, Freeman house 75, Freeman barn 25, home place 

70a. 600, Freeman lot 4a. 35, Fish lot 10a. 50, - - 18 32 

Carl M. Peirce, ------ 1 2 00 

Frederick E. Peirce, ------ 1 

1 horse 125, 2 oxen 105, 1 cow 20, 1 swine 12, 1 house 250, 

1 barn 125, home place 74a. 600, - 16 79 

Herman G, Powers, ------ 1 

1 cow 25, ----- 2 33 

Fred L. Potter, - - - - - - 12 00 

Charles L, Powers, «,_--- \ 

1 horse 75, ----- ~ 2 98 

Christopher W. Paige, ----- 1 

1 horse 40, 2 oxen 130, 11 cows 255, 1 two-year-old 20, 1 

yearling 10, 1 house 350, 1 barn 200, home place 104a. 2250, 44 32 

Charles W. Paige, - - - - - - 12 00 

John C. Paige, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Warren B. Paige, -.---.-,-'"> 1 

stock in trade 100, 1 horse 45, - - 3 89 

Edwin J. Paige, ------ \ 

1 house 175, 1 barn 25, liome place la. 50, Hunter lot 5a. 100, 6 55 



Aldeu D. Reed, ------ 1 

2 horses 100, 2 colts 100, 5 cows 110, 3 two-year-olds 55, 
2 yearlings 20, 10 sheep 30, 1 swine 10, 1 house 550, 1 barn 
300, 1 shed 25, home place 115a. 2250, - - - 48 81 

Mrs. Abigail Russell, - 

2 cows 50, 1 house 450, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 

32a 350. (Exempt 500) - - - 6 18 

Charles W. Robinson, - ' - - - - 1 2 00 

Joseph Stone, - - - »~ - «. _ 1 

1 horse 40, 2 cows 45, 2 yearlings 30, 1 house 175, 1 barn 

100, home place 52a. 450, - 12 93 

Joseph N. Shaw, ------ 1 

2 horses 125, 2 cows 40, 1 colt 65, 2 oxen 130, 1 house 375, 

1 barn lo0, shop 150, home place 70a. 700, - 23 91 

Walter O. Shaw, - 1 

1 horse 90, ~ - - - 3 17 

Howard I. Shaw, - - - 1 



22 
Names and Valuation. Tax. 





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1 horse 125, 3 cows 65, - 

Henry C. Shaw, ---.--- 

John T. Shaw, ------ 

George W. Shaw, ------ 

1 horse 50, 2* colts 125, 7 cows 150, 2 two-year-olds 50, 5 
sheep 15, 3 swine 18, 1 house 350, 1 barn 100, home place 

60a. 1150, - - - - - . ' - 28 10 

Charles W. Shattuck, ----- l 

3 horses 230, 7 cows 160, 1 yearling- 10, 8 swine 40, 1 house 
200, 1 barn 150, home place 100a. 750, - - 22 02 

George L. Stacy, - 1 2 00 

Charles H. Sturtevant, ----- l 

stock in trade 300, 2 horses 100, 1 colt 70, 12 cows 240, T 
two-year-old 22, 4 yearlings 40, 2 swine 25, 1 house 500, 1 
barn 300, cider mill 200, vinegar house 100, creamery 25, 
home place 78a. 1900, Peirce lot 30a. 300, - - 55 59 

Andrew Sanderson, ----- I 

3 two-year-olds 55., 6 yearlings 60 y 1 house 100, 1 barn 100, 
home place 90a. 500, ----- 

T 

Addison D. Thayer, - 

Mrs. A. D. Thayei , ------ 

2 horses 100, 4 cows 80, 1 two-year-old 18, 2 yearlings 20, 
2 swine 14, 1 house 225, 1 barn i00, Sneidcr house 50, home 
place 89a. 1000. Sneider place 3"0a. 200, Vanghan lot 25a. 75. 

Ellis A. Thayer, - 

Samuel Thresher, ------ 

2 horses 75, colt 110, 4 cows 85, 1 yearling 10, 1 swine 15, 
house 150, barn 75, home place 43a. 575, Abbott lot 30a. 125, 

Fred M. Thresher, - 

1 colt 75, ------- 

Oscar A. Titus, ------ 

1 cow 25, 1 house 300, barn 100, shop 50. home place 8a. 125, 
William Thresher, ------ 

XJ 

Henry S. Upton, ------ 

2 cows 40, 1 swine 7, 1 house 150, 1 barn 75, 1 hen house 
25, home place 50a. 250, - 

Geo. H. Upton. ------ 

2 cows 45, 1 sheep 3, 1 swine 6, - 

Willard S. Upton, ----- 

1 horse 55, 2 oxen 110, 2 cows 45, 1 house 150, barn 100, 

home place 59a. 400, - 
Leighton A. Upton, 

1 cow 25, - 

Ervin D. Vanghan, ----- i 

2 cows 45, 1 vearling 10, 1 house 400, barn 250, Brown 

house 250, barn 100, home place 70a. 700, - - 24 82 

Walter S- Vaughan, ----- i 





12 60 


I 


2 00 


1 

1 


24 47 
■2 00 


1 
1 

1 


17 87 

2 98 

9 81 
2 00 



i) 


11 


•2 


70 


3 


18 


2 33 



Names and Valuation. £ Tax. 



<n 



1 horse 35, 1 cow 25, 1 house 150, bain oO^home place 8a. 100, 6 68 

Dexter M. Vaughan, ------ 1 

3 cows 60, 3 two-year-olds 70, 1 yearling 18, 1 swine 7, I 

house 100, barn 75, home place 49a. 350, Henry place 40a. 

500, -----.- 17 35 

Joseph P. Vaughan, - -' ', 1 

1 horse 25, 2 cows 50, 1 house 250, barn 155, home place 

30a. 250, old place 54a. 275, - 
Clarinda G. Vaughan, •■ 

1 cow 20, 1 house 250, 2 barns 150, home place 126a, 775, 

Dexter Wheelock, - - 

1 house 100, barn -60, home place 33a. 150, 
Ellis White, ------ 

2 oxen I 0, 3 cows 70, 1 two-year-old 18, swine 7, 
Mrs. Ellis White, - - -* 

1 house 150, barn 100, home place 50a. 600, 
Joslah E. White, ------ 

Nelson vv hitaker, - - . !' - .' h . 

1 horse 135, 2 cows 50, 1 yearling 10, house 300, barn 100, 

home place 40a. 625, Titus lot 30a. 200, 
Thomas Wheeler, --■■--•-■- 

3 cows 65, vearling 10, swine 6, 1 house 150, barn 125, 
home place (57a. 525, - 

George M. Webber, ------ 

1 horse 25, 2 oxen 100, 5 cows 120, 2 swine 25, 1 house 200, 
1 barn 450, home place 118a. 1800, ■«■ 

Oliver L. Wood, - - _ - - 

1 horse 120, 4 oxen 240, 5 cows 110, 7 two-year-olds 95, 2 
swine 14^ 1 house 200, barn 500, hen house 75, shed 25, 
home place 140a. 1200, out lot 55a, 400, 

Frank T. Wood, - - 

John Wood, ------ 

2 cows 45, 1 house 225, barn 125, home place 55a. 250> 
James P. Wood, - - 

stock in trade 50, 2 horses 140, shop 50, 
Willard A. Witherell, 

1 house 200, home place 5a. 25, - 
William F. Wendemuth, - 

3 cow t s 60, swine 15, 1 house 175, hen house 50, home place 

73a. 400, ------ 11 11 

Silas Whi taker, - - . - - - ' 1 

1 horse 50, 1 cow 25, house 100, barn 100, hen house 25. 

home place 70a. 250, - - - - 9 16 

Charles E. Wheeler, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

"ST 

Charles C. Young, --_--•* 1 

2 horses 100, 3 cows 56, 5 swine 50, house 175, barn 75, 

home place 27a. 200, - : 10 52 





14 68 




15 54 


i 


5 90 


i 


4 54 


I 
I 


11 05 

-2 00 




20 47 


1 


11 45 


1 


37 36 


1 

1 

1 
1 

1 


40 73 

2 00 

10 39 
o 12 
4 93 



Non-Residents. 



Names and Valuation. Tax. 



PETERSHAM. 

Harrison Williams, King- lot 47a. 700, - - - $9 10 

ATHOL. 

Frank and Susan Stacy r 1 house 75, barn 50, land 9a. 75. (Ex- 
empt 100) - - - - 
Lemuel K. Baker, Thayer lot 10a. 50, - 
Algernon W. Peirce, 1 house 200, barn 125, home place 25a. 450, 
Madison Peirce, 1 house 275, barn 100, home pJace 16a. 200, out 
lot 20a. 100. (Exempt 500) .... 
Rascelas Osborn, Shaw lot 10a. 100, - 

GREENWICH. 

Samuel B. Esty's heirs, land 65a. 200, - 

Horace Clark, land 64a. 600, ----- 

Hiram Caswell estate, land 79a. 300, - 

T. P. Haskell estate, land 35a. 500, 

Frank C. Powers, land 30a. 200, - - - - 

Martin Chapman, land 100a. 400, - 

Ellery Drinkwater estate, land 20a. 300, - 

William Manley, land 20a. 200, - 

Baxter Whitcomb estate, land 30a. 150, - 

Smith Cutter, land 69a. 700, ----- 

Chandler Powers, land 10a. 30, 

C. A. Powers, land 25a. 200, ----- 

John A. Wheeler, land 7a. 100, ----- 

W. P. Frye, land 6a. 50, 

Martin E. Vaughan, land la. 15, - 

8. P. Bailey, land 88a. 500, South lot 6a. 25, 

Chas. N. Powers, land 4a. 100, ----- 

H. B. Hodgkins, land 10a. 250, - 

Brigham Nutting, land 3a. 25, - - 

C. P. Harrington, land Pine Hill 35a. 200, Arnott lot 18a. 100, 

Harrington & Vaughan, land Peirce lot 20a. 200, 

Henry Manley, 1 house 125, ----- 

Rtifus Powers estate, 1 house 150, barn 50, Hemp place 58a. 400, 

SPENCER. 

Merritt Horr, land 45a. 150, ----- 1 95 

ENFIELD. 

Susan Newbury, land 11a. 150, - - - - 1 95 

Wm. B. Downing, Haskins lot 40a. 150, Stetson lot 150a. 500, 8 45 

E. B. Downing, sawmill 450, Cook lot 5a. 50, 6 50 

Charles Sneider, 1 house 250, barn 100, home place 25a. 350, - 9 10 

Gillett & Flint, land 65a. 200, - 2 60 

Wood & Ward, Hemenway lot 35a. 2500, Nutting lot 30a. 500, 39 00 



1 


30 




65 


.0 


08 


2 


28 


1 


30 


2 


60 


7 


80 


3 


90 


6 


50 


2 


60 


5 


20 


3 


90 


2 


60 


1 


95 


9 


10 




39 


2 


60 


1 


30 




65 




20 


6 


83 


1 


30 


3 


25 




33 


3 


90 


2 


60 


1 


63 


7 


80 



25 



PELHAM. 



Jos. Mayhews heirs, land 8a. 75, - 
Geo. H. Wilson, land 18a. 100, - 

Harrison Horr heirs, land 30a. 50, 

David Shores, Hunt lot 15a. 50, Abbott lot 70a. 350, Johnson 
lot 12a. 100, Conkey lot 64a. 500, Crossett lot 6a. 100, 

T. F. Cook, land 10a. 50, 

Ed Mitchell, Beman lot 7a. 100, - 



J. M. Cowan, land 20a. 700, 
Eber Gridley, land 25a. 50, 



SPRINGFIELD 



ORANGE. 



Harrison Barrows, 1 house 600, 1 house 150, barn 100, mill 2000, 
Conkey house 100, barn 200, land 4a. 150, home place 
185a. 500, 

Lnman P. Peirce, land 142a. 700, ----- 



AMHERST. 

John A. Peirce, land 20a. 300, - - 

F. B. Paige & Sons, land 6a. 50, - 
Paige Bros., land 4a. 50, 

NEW SALEM. 

Willard Putnam, land 66a. 300, - 

Frank W. Lincoln, Dunn lot 26a. 175, 

J. A. Stacy, Bigelow lot 36a. 125, 

Wm. Condy, land 14a. 100, - - 

David Hamilton, land 14a. 200, - 

Jos. White, 1 house 75, barn 100, Newell lot 100a. 700, 

Edward A. Freeman, land 6a. 40, - 

J. J. Arnott, land 18a. 50, - 

Mrs. M. J. Crosby, 1 house 150, barn 50, home place 83a. 850, 

Mrs. D. E. Powers, land 25a. 100, 

Andrew Cadret, 1 house 75, home place la. 10, 

Mrs. Mary Matthews, 1 house 100, 

SHUTESBURY. 





98 


1 


30 




65 


4 


30 




65 


1 


30 


9 


10 




65 



3reo. A. Berry, Ashley lot 30a. 150, - - - - 

larrison Hamilton, land 7a. 75, - 

Vm. H. Hemenway, School lot 25a. 1000, - 

LEVERETT. 

Irs. C. S. Eeynolds, 1 house 50, 1-3 house 100, 1-6 barn 15, land 

11a. 225, - 

I'ufus Fitz, land 15a. 75, - - - 

OHIO. 

heo. A. Lindsey, 1 house 350, land 3a. 250, - - - 7 80 

DANA. 

jison Powers estate, 1 house 75, barn 100, 320a. land 1025, - 15 60 
R W. Morgan estate, land 75a. 750, - - - - 9 75 



49 


40 


9 


10 


3 


90 




65 




65 


3 


90 


2 


28 


1 


63 


1 


30 


2 


60 


11 


38 




52 




65 


13 


65 


I 


30 


1 


11 


1 


30 


1 


95 




98 


13 


00 


5 07 




98 



26 

Wm. B. Lincoln, land 100a. 450, - - - - - 5 85 

Lewis Doubleday, land 8a. 50, 65 

S. F. Lindsey heirs, land 40a. 200, - - - - 2 60 

Lucius Doubleday, land 28a. 250, - - - - 3 25 

L. & R. Doubleday, land 54a. 65, 85 
Charles Lindsey heirs, 1 house 50, Brush Mountain 8a. 40, 

Hume's pasture 27a. 270, J. W. Lindsey place 95a. 200, 7 28 

J. S. Brown, land 4a. 10, 13 

Jos. Recor, land 45a. 100, - - - - . - 1 30 

Recor & Cary, land 30a. 100, - - - - - l 30 

WARE. 

Milton Lewis heirs, land 15a. 50, - - - - - 65 

HARD WICK. 

George D. Paige, land 60a. 160, - - - - 2 08 

B. F. Paige, Stacy place 120a. 800, - - - - 10 40 

EAST DOUGLASS. 

Mrs. E. A. Kemp, land 30a. 350, - - - - 4 55 

BARRE. 

Roxanna Brown, Oakes' pasture 22a. 250, - - - 3 25 

WORCESTER. 

Mrs. Martha Burgess, land 7a. 100, - - - - l 30 

WENDELL. 

Wesley W. Hunt, 1-3 house 75, land 14a. 150, - - - 2 93 

NEW YORK. 

Frazier & Co., Baker place 2a. 100, Darby lot 40a. 400, - 6 50 

NAMES OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY EXEMPT 

FROM TAXATION. 

Abigail Russell. Real estate, _____ 
Charlotte Gilbert. One house, 1 barn, land la., 
Mary Cooley. Land 10a., _____ 

Congregational Society. One church 600, 1 house 700, 1 barn 

200, land 11a. 500, _____ 

United Brethren Society. One church, - 
Iantha Brown. Real estate, - 

Amelia Root. Land 22a., _____ 

Mrs. Fanny Alden. One house 75, home place 35a. 150, 
Euuice M. Abbott. Real estate, _____ 
Mary Abbott. Real estate, - - _ _ _ 

Susan Stacy, _______ 



500 00 


475 00 


100 00 


>000 00 


300 00 


500 00 


150 00 


225 00 


500 00 


500 00 


100 00 



27 



P. R. Potter. One house 150, 1 barn 50, 1 hen house 15, £a. 

land 25, 240 00 

S. A. Johnson heirs. One house 125, 1 barn 200, land 88a. 1050, 1375 00 

Asa Moore. Real estate, ------ 500 00 

Madison Peirce. Real estate, - 500 00 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES, 



124 



212 




36 




248 




133 






$2 00 




24,015 00 




44,990 00 




97,990 00 




166,995 00 



Number of residents assessed on property, 
Number of non-residents assessed on property, 
Number of persons assessed on property, 
Number of persons assessed for poll tax only 

Total number of persons assessed, 

Number of polls assessed, 
Tax oil each poll, - - - - 

Value of assessed personal estate, - 
Value of real estate, excluding land, 
Value of real estate, excluding 1 buildings, - 

Total valuation May 1, 1891, 

TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES, INCLUD- 

ING OVERLAYINGS, 

On personal estate, -.-'._-•_ 

On real estate, -.--'—- 

On polls, 



Rate per $1000, 

Number of horses, 

Number of cows, 

Number of sheep, 

Number of neat cattle other than cows, 

Number of swine, 

Number of dwelling-houses, 

Number of acres of land, 



C. E. YOUNG, 
MERRIAM KING, 
J. F. AIKEN, 



- 


$312 44 


- 


1859 01 


- 


266 00 




$2437 45 


- 


13 00 


113 




329 




89 




152 




81 




109 




10,803 




) Assessors 
> of 
) Prescott. 



OFFICIAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN OF PREiSCOTT, 



FOR 



1892-3. 



WITH THE 



VALUATION AND TAXES. 



ATHOL, MASS., 
Printed by Athol Transcript Co., Nos. 41 amd 43 Exchange St., 

1893. 



Annual Report 



—OF THE— 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



To the Citizens of Prescott: — 

Report of Superintendent of Streets. 

HIGHWAYS IN SUMMER. 

Paid J. N. Shaw for labor, 

" for team, - 

W. O. Haskins for labor, - 
F. J. Courier " - - 

C. C. Young " - - 

" for team, - 

Andrew Johnson " • - 

" for labor, - 

J. Vaustoin u - 

" for team, - 

John Shaw for labor, - 

H. I. Shaw " - - 

Henry Haskins for labor, - 

Wm. Tourtellot, " - - 

Wm. Dickey, " ... 

E. Moore, Scraper, team and man, 
C. G. Haskins, for labor, - 

C. W. Robinson, " - 

Frank Field, " ... 

A. Ramsdell, " - 

C. Moodey, " ... 

H. Wood, " .... 

Geo. H. Upton, " ... 

E. Wheeler, « .... 

Garlic Bros. " 



^77 40 


14 33 


29 85 


5 70 


3 00 


3 


$ 


oC 


1 50 


1 50 


13 35 


16 28 


6 52 


15 00 


29 60 


.75 00 


8 10 


7 60 


12 or 


24 75 


26 55 


17 25 


1 50 


12 60 


2 70 



Ec 


i. Munn, 


a 


C. 


Tatro, 


a 


o. 


Wood, 


a 


D. 


Wheelock, 


a 


C. 


E. Hannum, 


a 


F. 


N. Pierce, 


a 


Repairs on scraper, 



4 50 

5 70 
5 00 

60 

4 80 

1 00 

20 62 



BRIDGES. 

Paid E. B. Downing, for plank, 

C. P. Harrington " - 

J. Stacy, " 

H. I. Shaw, for sleepers, 
, for spikes, - 

SNOW BILLS. 

Paid Snow Bills for springl891-'92, 
" 1892-'93, - 



- $39 68 


4 00 


50 


75 


69 


$7 65 


318 63 


$548 57 


45 62 


326 28 



$548 57 



$45 62 



$326 28 



$39 37 



Total cost of Highways in summer, 

' ' Bridges 
Snow bills, - - - - 

$920 47 
Amount appropriated for highways and bridges, - 800 00 

J. N. SHAW, Superintendent. 

TOWN FARM.— Dr. 

Repairs on fence and material for same, - * - $39 37 

Or. 
By sale of produce, - 

" wire and staples, - 
" sink, - 

Due from John Powers, sale of grass, 

" A. D. Reed and C. W. Shattuck, use of 

pasture, - 

" W. O. Shaw, use of pasture for 1892, 

" John Hunt, sale of house, 

$143 65 



$46 25 


9 


95 


1 


00 


43 


45 


25 


00 


8 


00 


10 


00 



Balance in favor of farm, - $104 28 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid for witnesses attending hearing at Northampton, $19 50 
for counsel, - - - - - 2 00 

C. C. Young, expenses out of town for self and 

horse, - 14.51 

F. N. Paine, meeting clerks at Enfield, - 2 00 

" justice fees, - - - 3 25 

" recording births, marriages and deaths, 9 45 

C.W. Berry, going with hearse and making returns, 14 50 

Athol Transcript, printing reports for '91-'92, 22 00 

C. T. Bagnall, printing, - - - 2 80 
J. D. Gill, tax book, 75 
Treasurer of Town library, - - - 75 00 
Court for commitment of one tramp, - 11 30 
express and postage, - ' - - - 8 43 

D. Wheelock, for keeping tramp, - 1 00 



STATE AID. 



$48 00 


48 


00 


48 


00 


20 


00 


48 


00 


36 


00 


36 


00 


36 


00 


8 


00 



66 


14 


41 


20 


21 


25 


25 


00 


5 


00 


3 


00 


10 


00 



$186 49 



Paid Mary H. Hanson, 
D. E. Potter, 
Maria L. Potter, 
J6hn D. Stone, 
Geo. H. Upton, 
W. A. Witherell, 
M. R. Witherell, 
M. R. Witherell, 
Jason M. Pierce, 

$292 00 
MILITARY AID. 
Paid Lucian M. Titus, - - - - - $8 00 

TOWN OFFICERS. 
Paid Frank T. Wood, superintendent of schools, $27 00 

C. C. Young, Selectman, Assessor, Overseer of 

Poor and Registrar, 
Merriam King, do., 
J. F. Aiken, do., 
F. N. Pierce, Town Treasurer, 

" Registrar, 

W. H. Pierce, Auditor, 
W. A. Clark, superintendent of schools, 

$198 59 



6 



RECAPITULATION. 

Paid snow bills for spring of 1891-% 

for highways and bridges (summer) , 

snow bills (winter), - - . 

for support of schools, - 

for State Aid, ----- 

for Military Aid, - 

miscellaneous orders, - - - - 

Town Farm orders, - - - 

Town officers, ----- 

for support of paupers, - 

LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 

Due for support of Lucy Rider, (about) - 
" " M. Horr, " 

RESOURCES OF THE TOWN. 
Due from State Aid, - 

Military Aid, - - - - 

W. O. Shaw, use of pasture, 

Town of Millis, - 

Collector, - 

Schoolbooks on hand, - - - - - 

Due from A. D. Reed and C. W. Shattuck, use of 
pasture, - 

John Hunt, for house on Town Farm, 

John Powers, note and interest, 
Cash on hand, ----- 



Balance in favor of Town, 

C. C YOUNG, 
MERRIAM KING, 
J. F. AIKEN, 



$7 65 




594 19 




318 63 




832 26 




292 00 




8 00 




186 49 




39 37 




198 50 




320 90 






$35 00 




52 00 

— - $87 


00 


$370 00 




16 00 




8 00 




64 50 




770 89 




263 89 




$25 00 




10 00 




43 45 




286 20 


93 




$1,670 93 
i Selectmen 

of 
» Prescott. 



REPORT OF THE OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 



Paid Northampton Asylum for support of Lucy 
Rider, - 
for support of Mrs. S. M. Lincoln, 

" Lizzie Gibbs, - - - 

" J. M. Stacy, 

C. C. YOUNG. 
MERRIAM KING, 
J. F. AIKEN, 



$169 92 

129 50 

12 85 

<S 63 
$320 90 

Overseers of the 
Poor of 
Prescott. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Cash in the hands of the Treasurer, March 14, 1892, $870 66 

Received from the town of Millis, - - 107 50 

Orange Savings Bank, - - 300 00 

sale of products on town farm, - 46 25 

State reimbursment for lunatic pauper, 9 74 

Sale of sink on Town Farm, - 1 00 
School Committee, for tuition out of 

town, - - - - 4 00 
School Committee, sale of book, 1 05 
Corporation tax, - - 1 64 
National Bank tax, - - 60 52 
Military Aid, - - - - 48 00 
State aid, '.- - - - 308 00 
Dog Fund, - - - - 41 23 
Balance from appropriation for print- 
ing catalogues, - - 5 00 
For sale of lime^ - - - 1 00 
C. C. Young, col. bal. of taxes for 1891, 58 19 
For staples and wire, - - 9 95 
C. C. Young, col. on tax of 1892, 1,687 46 
Income of Mass. School Fund, 275 00 



Paid interest on note, - , - 

County tax, - 

State tax, - 

insurance on Town Hall and library, 
note at Orange Savings Bank, 
Assessor's certificate of abatement, 
general orders, 

By cash in hands of treasurer, 



$8 


14 


286 


78 


140 00 


15 


00 


300 00 


2 00 


2,798 


08 


286 


20 



Dr. 



1,836 20 
Cr. 



$3,836 20 



8 

MONTHLY STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS OF TREASURER 

FOR 1892. 
Received balance from settlement, 
April 8, received from town of Millis, 

May 7, C. C. Young, bal. 1891 tax, 

June 23, Orange Savings Bank, 

July 2, F. N. Peirce, 

Sept. 2, Collector, 
3, « 

12, " - 

17, B. Commins, 

26, Collector, 
Oct. 1, " - 

8, Town of Millis, 

8, State Treasurer, 

Nov. 5, Collector, 

19, C. G. Haskins, 

23, School committee, 

Dec. 3, Collector, 

14, County Treasurer, 

17, State Treasurer, 

Jan. 7, 1893, Collector, 

30, State Treasurer. - 

Feb. 4, Collector, 

Mar. 4, Trustees of library, 

13, Collector, 

13, R. King, - 

13, C. C. Young, - 



MONTHLY STATEMENT OF EXPENDITU 

April 2, Paid sundry selectmen's orders, 

9, Treasurer of Library, 

May 7, sundry selectmen's orders, 

7, Assessors abatement of taxes, 1891, 

June 4, sundry selectmen's orders, 

July 2, 



a d. 



31, interest, 

31, Selectmen's order, 
Aug. 6, " 

22, City of Springfield. 



$870 


66 


42 


50 


58 


19 


300 


00 


20 


25 


322 


15 


81 


30 


200 


00 


9 


25 


15U 


00 


90 


00 


65 


00 


9 


75 


76 


50 


1 


00 


5 


05 


150 50 


41 


23 


418 


16 


116 


15 


275 


00 


100 00 


6 


00 


400 


86 


10 00 


16 


70 




4iQ £Qfi 90 




(JpOjOOU jj\J 


3S FOR 1892. 


49 


55 


75 


00 


200 


16 


2 


00 


728 


17 


36 


00 


1 


39 


11 ; 


30 


56 


75 


12 


85 



9 



Sept. 3, 


sundry selectmen's orders, 


3, 


county tax, 


19, 


Selectmen's order, 


Oct. 1, 


sundry selectmen's orders, 


H, 


" << 


Nov. 5, 


a a 


23, 


a a 


Dec. 3, 


a u 


10, 


State tax, 


Jan. 7, 1893 


, Selectmen's orders, 


12. 


a 


17, 


insurance, 


30, 


Note and interest, 


Feb. 4, 


Selectmen's orders, 


Mar. 4, 


iC 


14, 


it 



Cash on hand to balance, 



49 95 

286 78 
42 25 
72 05 
66 46 

314 35 
27 00 
57 50 

140 00 
44 58 
44 51 
15 00 

306 75 

304 25 
47 23 

558 17 



$3,550 00 
286 20 

$3,836 20 



FRED N. PEIRCE, Treasurer 



This is to certify that I have this day examined the accounts and 
vouchers of F. N. Pierce, Town Treasurer and have compared them 
with the accounts of the Selectmen and find them correct, and that there 
is in his hands a balance of two hundred, eighty-six 20-100 Dollars. 

W. H. PIERCE, Auditor. 



Report of the 

School Committee, 



FOR THE YEAR 1892-93. 



Balance on hand from last year, - $395 06 

Town appropriation, ----- 300 00 
State school fund, - - - - 275 00 



$970 06 



EXPENDITURES. 
Paid teacher's salaries, - $610 00 

for fuel, 33 09 

for care of fires and rooms, - - - 14 25 

for tuition of M. F. Brown's child (to Greenwich), 9 28 



Balance, - 

Balance from last year, text books and supplies, 
Town appropriation, - 

Expended, --__._ 

Balance, - 

Balance from last year, transportation, - 
TOwn appropriation, - 

Expended, ----- 

Balance, -'---- 
Paid for freight on chart and books, 

for repairs and material, - 

for cleaning rooms, - 





$666 62 


- 


$303 44 


$16 27 




75 00 




$91 27 




27 08 




- 


$64 19 


$7 50 




150 00 




!157 50 




120 00 






$37 50 


$1 23 


14 27 




3 20 


$18 70 



11 



ITEMS OF EXPENSE. 
For teachers. 



Paid Lula E. Barnes, 
Estella A. Vaughn, 
Nina Johnson, 
Nina Johnson, 
Mabel A. Woodward, 
Lula E. Barnes, 
Alice E. Wood, 
Lula E. Barnes, 
Alice E. Wood, 
Helen P. Cooley, 



For Fuel. 



Paid G. M. Webber, - - 

A. H. Gross, - 

Geo. Webber, 
C. F. Wood, 

G. Thayer, - - - - - 

K. Allen, ----- 
Irving Vaughn, _ _ _ _ 

for drawing and cutting wood, 

For Care of Fires and Rooms. 
Paid Henry Berry, - - 

Fred Sturtevant, - 

Theo. Johnson, - 

Daniel Beecher, - 

Leon Stone, 
Clarence Barnes, - 

For Transporting Pupils. 
Paid C. G. Haskins, 20 weeks, - 

Flora Brown (To Greenwich), 10 weeks, 
Merriam King, 10 weeks, - 

Chas. Berry, 10 weeks, - 
Mary Emmons, 10 weeks, - - 

For Text Books and Supplies. 
Paid W. L. Bell & Co., Bell's School chart, 

American Book Co., exchange of grammars, 
W. M. Whipple, supplies, - 



$60 00 
70 00 
55 00 
55 00 
60 00 
60 00 
45 00 
80 00 
65 00 
60 00 



&7 00 
9 00 
1 75 
3 25 
3 25 
25 
1 00 
7-59 



$1 00 


4 00 


1 75 


75 


2 50 


4 25 


$40 00 


10 00 


20 00 


30 00 


20 00 


$20 00 


3 89 


3 19 



$610 00 



$33 09 



$14 25 



$120 00 



$27 08 



12 

Miscellaneous. 

Paid for freight on books and chart, - - $1 23 

for repairs and cleaning No. 3 floor, - 1 45 

F. N. Pierce, for repairs on No. 3 house, - 1 75 

F. T. Wood, " " - 4 50 

H. D. Johnson, " " 5 30 

E.H. Allen, " " - 1 25 

Geo. Hunter, " " - 50 

for material, " " 97 

Edwin Paige, cleaning house, No. 3, - 1 75 

$18 70 

Total expenditures, - - - $832 40 

BOOK ACCOUNT. 

Estimate value, April 1, 1892, - - - $275 00 

Bell's school chart and books purchased, - 23 89 



$298 89 
Estimate loss by use, - - - - - 35 00 

Estimate value, April 1, 1893, - $253 89 



13 



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13 


12-3 


11-6 


Lula E. Barnes - - - 


$24 


10 


4 


9 








2nd term, 


10 


9-6 


8-8 


Lula E. Barnes - - - 


24 


10 





5 








3rd term, 


12 


11-8 


10-6 


Aiice E. Wood - - - - 


26 


10 


3 


8 





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1st term, 


20 


19-9 


18 


Estella A. Vaughn - - 


28 


10 


3 


13 








2nd term, 


21 


19-8 


14-8 


Mabel A. Woodward 


24 


10 


2 


7 








3rd term, 


18 


15-9 


14 


Lula E. Barnes, - - - 


32 


10 


2 


10 





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No. 4. 






















1st term. 


9 


8-5 


8 


Nina Johnson, - - - - 


22 


10 


2 


8 








2nd term, 


7 


7 


6-9 


Nina Johnson - - - - 


22 


10 


6 


7 








3rd term, 


12 


11-2 


9-7 


Helen P. Cooley - - - 


24 


10 


4 


12 





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2nd term, 


5 


5 


4-7 


Alice E. Wood - - - - 


18 


10 





2 


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BOLL OP HONOR. 

Perfect in Attendance Two Terms. 
Blanche E. Upton, Harold A. Pierce, Fannie Shattuck, Laura S. 
Peirce, Ruth Grover, Jennie Gotha, Lenna M. Riis. 

Perfect in Attendance One Term. 
Mabel Haskins, Lizzie Wheeler, Ethel V. Vaughn, Grace A. Pow- 
ers, Arthur Owen, Theo L. Johnson, Otto Hulburt, Fred Sturtevant, 
John Russell, Fred L. Powers, Clarence Barnes. 

Number of children between the ages of 5 and 15, - - 48 

Total enrollment, - - - - r - -58 



14 

REMARKS. 

The interior of No. 3 school house has been greatly improved at the 
expense of $17.47, and for the same house there should be furnished a 
new stove, and one entry door. 

It be also recommended that stove regulators should be placed in 
each of the respective school rooms, as a great saving might be gained 
in fuel. 

Bell's school chart has been placed in No. 3 school, as the committee 
having considered it to be a comprehensive factor in the branches of 
study, and also that this chart should be placed in each district school 
room to materially assist both teacher and pupils. 

Each term of school has been ten weeks' duration, sickness haviug 
prevented but few delays, and the greater number of scholars having 
been highly proficient in their studies. 

School Committee. 
Frank T. Wood, Supt., - Term expives 1895. 

Edward H. Allen, ----- Term expires 1894. 
W. A. Clark, M. D., Sec, - - - Term expires 1893. 

Truant Officers. 
F. N. Pierce. C. W. Shattuck. Andrew Sanderson. 



Report of the Trustees 

OF THE 

PRESCOTT FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 



In presenting" the second report of the Trustees of the Prescott Free 
Public Library, we are enabled to record its increasing prosperity and 
usefulness. The number of those taking books from it has constantly 
increased and the interest to share its benefits seems unabated. It is to 
be hoped that others of our citizens will find pleasure and profit in be- 
coming patrons of the library. In accordance with a vote of the town, 
the trustees have prepared and had printed a catalogue of the books 
in the library. Since its publication, some new books have been added 
to the library, a list of which we present with this report. 

During the year many new bool:s have been added to the library, 
some by purchase, others by donation, and we are now able to place in 
the hands of those wishing for them, books written by some of the best 
authors of history, English literature, poetry, or fiction. Any one wish- 
ing to read a good book will be likely to find something entertaining and 
useful. We wish to impress upon the patrons of the library the import- 
ance of care in the use of books, that they may be made to wear as long 
as possible. All persons taking out books are earnestly requested to 
consult and comply with the rules of the library printed on the back of 
each card. 

Henry L. Berry has been engaged as librarian for another year. 
Generous financial support of the library on the part of our citizens is 
highly desirable, for if its usefulness is to be maintained and increased 
it must constantly be supplied with new and interesting books. 

There have been added to the library the past year 264 books, of 
which 158 volumes were bought from town appropriations and 106 vol- 
umes were donations. 

At the commencement of the library year March 5, 1892, there were 
407 bound and unbound volumes of books in the library, since which 
time 264 have been added, making at the present time, March 4, 1893, 671 
volumes. 

The following is a list of donors of books to the library the past 
year, with the number of books given by each. 

Charles F. Atwood of Springfield, 3; James M. Cowan of Spring- 
field, 4; Clarendon M. Vaughan of Prescott, 1; George T. Angell of 



16 

Boston, 1; State Pub. Docs., 3; State Library Commission, 3; Miss E. 
P. Sohier of Beverly, 8 ; Friends in Boston, 30 ; Gordon Dexter of Bos- 
ton, 53. The donation of Mr. Dexter was fifty dollars and as he re- 
quested the purchase of a certain class of books, some ot our best books 
were procured from his donation. The donations from friends in Bos- 
ton were from friends of Mrs. Roger Wolcott, wife of our present 
lieutenant-governor. Mr. Dexter and Mrs. Wolcott are descendants of 
Col. Prescott, for whom the town was named. 

The whole number of persons who have taken books from the 
library since it was opened is 148. During the last year there have been 
taken from the library 1,298 volumes. This number compares very fav- 
orably with other communities and shows very plainly that the library 
is meeting a long felt want to many of our citizens. 

Asa supplement to our schools we would urge our young people to 
avail themselves of the library ; there are many historical works in it 
that will be of great interest and value. 

There are now in the library 20 volumes that were given for the use 
cf Pelham, Prescott and Greenwich. As they will remain in our library 
only this year those wishing to use them should examine ihem at once. 
A list of them can be seen at the library. 

THE FOLLOWING IS A STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND 

EXPENDITURES. 
Receipts. 
Balance on hand from last year, - 
Town appropriation, 1892, - 

" " ior printing catalogues, 

Sale of lime, - 

Fines, __.-__ 

Sale of catalogues, - 



Expenditures. 
Purchase of books, - 
Express on books, - 

Printing catalogues, . _ - 

Stationery, - 

Salary of librarian, -..-.-.- 

Paid Town Treasurer unexpended balance of cata- 
logue appropriation, - 
Paid Town Treasurer bal. received for sale of lime, 



$37 


22 


50 00 


25 


00 


1 


00 


1 


45 


3 


20 


$72 22 


1 


25 


20 00 


2 


26 


8 


00 


5 


00 


1 


00 



$117 87 



— $109 73 



Balance, - - - - - - - $8 14 

For the Trustees, 

JOSEPH M. HARRINGTON, Chairman. 
Prescott, March 14, 1893. 



VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN OF PRESCOTT 

FOR THE YEAR 1892-93. 
Names and Vaulation. £L Tax 



WestC. Aldrich, 

1 house 250, 1 barn 75, 2 sheds 56, 1 cider mill 75, home 

place 75a. 750, - - - - - - 15 96 

W. C. & W. M. Aldrich, - 

1 house 300, 1 barn 100,< 1 store building 200, home place 

65a. 1050, Conkey lot 11a. 30, - - - 22 34 

Milow W. Abbott, - - ^ - - - 2 

2 cows 45, 1 two-year-old 15, 2 yearlings 20, 1 swine 6, 1 
house on hill 250, 1 barn 50, 1 house 400, 1 barn 75, 1 shed 

25, land on hill la. 50, home olace 64a. 675, - - 25 42 

Harrv W. Abbott, - - - - - - 1 2 ©0 

C. J. & Mary Abbott, ------ 

1 house "700, 1 barn 150, home place 80a. 1700, Egvpt lot 

10a. 125, 28 93 

Charles J. Abbott, - - - - - 1 

1 horse 50, 8 cows 180, 1 swine 10, - - . 5 19 

John F. Aiken, ---.__! 

lhorse 125, 13 cows 285, 4 swine 30, 1 house 350, 1 barn 

250, 1 horse barn 75, home place 60a. 1050, sprout lot 8a. 

100, Berry lot 12a. 125, - - - - 33 79 

Elmer M. Aiken, 1 

8 cows 170, 1 yearling 15, 1 horse 100, - - - 5 79 

James M. Aiken, - - - - . , . 1 

1 horse 50, 2 oxen 115, 8 cows 180, 2 two-year-olds 40, 2 

yearlings 20, 3 swine 17, 1 house 450, 1 barn 200, home 

place 78a. 1000, - - - - - - 29 57 

Roswell H. Allen, - - - - . - 1 

3 horses 375, 2 colts 125, 4 oxen 225, 8 cows 180, 2two-vear- 
olds 40, 4 yearlings 40, 4 sheep 12, 4 swine 35, 1 house' 700, 
1 barn 400, 1 storehouse 75, 1 shed. 25, 1 carriage house- 100, 
home place 102a. 3000, Piper lot 7a. 75, Cleveland lot 25a. 

300, Black mer lot. 8a. 15, - - - - - 78 11 

Edward H. Allen, -.--_. i 

Hyde lot 7a. 300, - - - - - - 6 00 

George F. Allen, - - - - - 1 

3 horses 350, 5 cows 120, 3 two-yoar-olds 50, 1 yearling 10, 
20 sheep 60, 1 swine 12, 1 houee 75, 1 barn 250, 1 shed 50, 
home place 120a. 1625, - - - - - 36 61 



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Names and Valuation. £ Tax 



Eugene Barnes, - - - - - - 1200 

James D. Barnes, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 125, 2 oxen 100, 9 cows 190, 1 yearling 10, 3 swine 
25, 1 house 75, 1 barn 425, home place 83a. 1300, AVoods lot 
10a. 125, - 33 59 

Herbert W. Barnes, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

John Berry, - - - - - . - 1 

1 horse 50, 1 house 250, 1 barn 300, 1 shed 50, 1 cider mill 
100, home place 66a. 500. Stockwell lot, 23a. 100, old place 

85a. 450, - - ' - - - - - 25 95 

Charles W. Berry, ------ i 

2 horses 175, 16 cows 360, 1 two vear-okl 15, 1 sheep 3, 1 

house 200, 2 barns 400, 1 shed 25* home place 95a. 1000, 30 97 

Henry L. Berry, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Frank J. Berry, ----- 

house lot la 50, ----- 67 

lantha Brown, ------ 

1 cow 20, 1 house 225, 1 barn 100, home place 69a. 600, 5 92 
Marshall F. Brown, 1 

2 horses 275, 1 cow 20, 1 yearling 10, 1 steam boiler and en- 
gine 1000, 1 saw mill and carriage 100, 1 house 250, 1 barn 
100, 1 saw mill 350, home place 52a. 200, Stone lot 18a. 100, 

# Vaughan loi 23a. 150, Grav lot 30a. 125, Little lot 50a. 700, 

K. R. lot 6a. 50, Gibbs lot*2 l-2a. 40, - 48 15 

Hiram H. Barrows, ------ i 

1 horse 150, 4 cows 90, 2 yearlings 2d, 1 house 150, 1 barn 

100, home place 54a. 375, - - - - 13 83 

Brown & Simmonds, - 

Arnott lot 12a. 200 - 2 66 

William Bailey, • - - - • - 1 

1 horse 100, 2 cows 25, 1 house 200, 1 barn 150, home place 

8a. 125, King place 12a. 50. - - - 10 64 

o 

Rudolphus C. Clark, 1 

2 horses 150, 2 oxen 90, 9 cows 200, 1 two-year-old 15, 4 
yearlings 40, 1 house 700, 1 barn 400. 1 shed 25, home place 

130 a. 1700, Smith lot 7a. 20, Tourtellot lot 10a. 35. - 46 88 

Walter A. Clark, 1 

1 horse 75. 1 barn 100, 1 house 300, 1 shed 50, 1 horse barn 

50, home place 43a. 650, - - - - - 18 30 

John F. Cowan, ------ i 

1 horse 75, 2 oxen 115, 7 cows 155, 1 two-year-old 15, 1 
swine 5, 2 barns 250, home place 70a. 800, - - 20 83 

Mrs. L. Crossett, ------ 

1 horse 145, 1 house and store 750, 1 barn 100, - - 13 24 

Horace Crossett, - - - - - - 12 00 

Byron S. Commins, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 65, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 75, 1 hen house 40, home 

place 35a. 150, - - - - - -6 52 

James Clark, -------1 



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Names and Vaulation. © Tax 



1 horse 50, 1 cow 20, - - - - - , - 2 93 

Frank J. Courier, ------ l 

1 horse 125, - - - - - - 3 66 

3D 

Samuel Davis, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 175, 8 cows 180, 2 yearlings 20, 1 house 400, 1 barn 
275, 1 Holden house 125, 1 llolden barn 25, home place 86a. 
1425, Holden place 4a. 100, Parker lot 18a. 175 - - 40 58 

William Dickey, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Mrs. William Dickey, ------ 

1 horse 100, 1 yearling 10, 7 sheep 21, 1 house 125, 1 bam 

75, home place 50a. 200, - - - - - 7 06 

Louis Doray, -------1 

1 horse "75, 1 cow 20, 1 yearling 10, - - - 3 40 

Alonzo W. Freeman, - - - - - 1 

, 1 horse 65, 2 cows 45, 1 swine 8, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, 
home place 19a. 450 Plain lot 10a. 15, - - 13 74 

G 

Samuel A. Garlic, - - - - - - I 2 00 

Geo. EI. Garlic, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Garlic Bros. ------- 

2 horses 100, 3 cows 75, 2 swine 16, 1 house 125, 1 barn 100, 

home place 138a. 750. Downing lot 44a, 200, - - 18 17 

Mrs. Andrew Garlic, - - - - 

1 horse 50, 6 cows 135, 1 house 175, 2 barns 125, home 

place 45a. 575, - - - - - - -14 10 

Chester H. Gray, ______ 1 

1 horse 125, 1 colt 50, 3 cows 70, 1 house 275, 1 barn 100, 
home place 55a. 575, - 

Henry N. Grover, - - - 

2 horses 150, 2 swine 18, 
Albert A. Grout, (est.), 

2 horses 250, 6 cows 150, 2 swine 18, 1 house 225, 1 barn 

175, 1 shed 25, 1 creamery 25, home place 75a. 1000, 
Erastus F. Gross, ------ 

4 cows 85, 1 swine 10. 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, 

home place 110a- 700, - 

Arthur F. Gross, ------ 

Austin B. Gross, ------- 

2 oxen 110, 1 cow 25, - 
Elmer F. Gilbert, ------ 

1 house 300, 1 barn 150. 1 shed 25, home place 70a. 525, 13 30 

ZE3I 

Critoii G. Haskins, ------ i 

1 horse 25, 1 house 125, 1 barn 75, 1 Henry house 150, 1 

Henry barn 50, home place 37a. 325, 1 Henry lot la. 50, 12 64 

Mason W. Haskins, - - - - - - l 

1 horse 50, 2 cows 45, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 27a. 





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24 




24 


85 


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23 


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3 


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Names and Valuation. £ Tax 

03 

250, 9 25 

Whitney O. Haskins, _____ i 

1 cow 25, - - - - - - - 2 33 

Frank W. Hamilton, _____ j 

2 cows 50, - - - - - 2 67 
Park Hannum, ______ \ 

3 horses 285, 5 cows 110, 2 yearlings 20, 1 house 100, 1 barn 

125, home place 82a. 800, - - - - - 21 15 

Charles E. Hannum, _____ i 

2 oxen 85, - - - - - - 3 13 

Haskins & Johnson, ------ 

1 house 125, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 57a. 800, - 13 97 
Josiah A. Hemenway, _____ j 

1 horse 90, 1 colt 25, 3 cows 65, 1 swine 6, 1 house 75, 1 barn 

100, home place 2/ a 150, old place 27a. 300, - - 12 78 

Laura Horr (est.), _____ 

1 house 175, 1 barn 50, home place 117a. 600, - - 10 97 

Caroline Horr, ______ 

1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 110a. 550, - - 9 31 

Elbridge F. Horr, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Ruben N. Horr, - - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 75, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 300, 1 barn 150, home 

place 10a. 300, pasture lot 9a. 50, Pierce lot 15a. 50, - 11 44 

John M. Horr, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Richard B. Howard, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Henry A. Howard, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

R. B. Howard & Son, ______ 

1 horse 25, 5 cows 110, 3 yearlings 45, 2 swine 18, 1 house 

200, 1 barn 1%, 1 shed '2d, home place 87a. 850, - - 18 60 

George L. Hunter, ------ i 

2 horses 175, 6 cows 140, 2 yearlings 20, 1 swine 10, 1 house 

175, 1 barn 125, 1 shop 50, home place 42a. 800, - 21 90 

Joseph M. Harrington, _____ i 

1 cow T 20, 1 barn 50, Oaks lot 80a. 600, - - - 10 92 

Mrs. J. M. Harrington, _____ 

1 house 75, 1 barn 75, home place. 4a. 75, Oaks lot 3a. 50, 3 6G 

Joseph N. Hamilton, 1 

1 horse UK), 2 cows 45, 4 yearlings 40, 1 house 50, 1 barn 

150, 1 shop 25, home place 79a. 875, sprout lot 9a. 75 - 20 09 

John Hunt, - - 

2 horses 300, 8 cows 180, 2 two-year-olds 3i, 2 yearlings 20, 

1 barn 100, home place 20a. 250, Winter place 29a. 275, - 15 43 
L. F. Haskins (heirs), - 

land 6a. 300, - - - - - - - 4 00 

Charles E. Houghton, _____ i 

2 horses 125, 1 cow 20, 1 swine 7, - - - 4 03 
Harry Haskins, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Henry Haskins, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 25, 2 cows 40, 1 swine 10, - - - 3 00 

Samuel Hoyt, - - - - - - 1 2 00 



21 



Names and Valuation. 2- Tax 



Geo. L. Johnson (est.), _____ 

1 house 500, 1 barn 200, 1 wagon house 15, home place 94a. 

1000, Shaw lot 18a. 75,. Gay lord lot 30a. 150, - - 25 80 

Ansel Johnson, ______ \ 

1 horse 125, 2 cows 45, 1 two-year-old 15, 1 yearling- 10, 7 
sheep 21, 2 swine 18, 1 house 250, 1 barn 75, home place 
140a. 1000, - - - - - - - 22 74 

Andrew Johnson, - - - - - - 12 00 

Henry A. Johnson, - - - - - -12 00 

Lyman S. Johnson, ------ \ 

I horse 70, 2 oxen 11*> ? 8 cows 180,2 two-year-olds 30,2 
yearlings 20, 1 house 275, 1 barn 100, home place 79a. 1800, 
Abbott lot 74a. 210, - - - - - 39 18 

William H. Johnson, _ _ _ _ _ \ 

1 horse 115, 2 oxen 120, 8 cows 180, 1 house 300, 1 barn 300, 
home place 76a. 1500, - - - - - 35 45 

Nelson B. Jones (est.), - 

1 horse 50, 1 house 375, 1 barn 75, home place 110a. 900, 18 64 

ire- 
Joseph H. Kin^' (est.), 

1 horse 100, 2 cows 40, 1 house 100, 1 barn 100, home place 

68a. 500, - - - - - - - 11 17 

Merriam King, ______ \ 

2 horses 175, 3 cows 65, 2 two-year-olds 30, 1 yearling 10, 1 

house 300, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 89a. 1100, 26 00 

m. 

Geo. W. Lincoln, - - - - - - 12 00 

Leonard Lincoln, - - - - - - i 

2 horses 110, 2 cows 50,1 yearling 10, 25 sheep 75, 1 house, 

400, 1 barn 400, 1 hen house 25, home place 293a. 1000, - 29 53 
Lucius S. Lawless, ______ i 

2 oxen 65, 2 cows 45, 3 46 

Mrs. David B. Lawless, - - - - 

1 house 2*,0, 1 barn 75, home place 46a. 200, - - 6 32 

Fred Lincoln, - - - - - - 12 00 

n_v_r 

Asa Moore, - - 

1 house 200, 1 barn 100, 1 mill 150, home place 14a. 225, 2 33 

Myron E. Moore, - - - - - 1 

-" o> en 85, 3 13 

H? 

David F. Pierce (heirs). - 

Jennings lot 32a. 400, - - - - 5 32 

Fred N. Pierce, - - - - . 1 

1 horse 80, 3 cows 70, - - - - - 4 00 

Appleton Pierce (heirs), - 

1 house 550, 1 barn 100, 1 mill 200, home place 45a. 525, 



22 



Names and Valuation. £. Tax 



Hervy lot 24a. 450, 24 27 

Herbert E. Pierce, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

"T)avicL Tp "Pifjvce (est.^ - — - ~ - 

1 house 200, 1 barn 325, home place 140a. 1925, - 32 59 
Lynus M. Pierce, - - - - - - 1 

2 oxen 65, 7 cows 155, 1 yearling 15 - - 5 13 
Clesson Pierce (est.) ------ 

1 house 250, 1 barn 100, home place 62a. 725. - - 14 30 

J. Foster Pierce, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Waldo H. Pierce, ------ 1 

1 cow 25, 1 house 325, 1 barn 100, home place l-2a. 25, 

Pierce lot 28a. 175, - 10 64 

Mrs. David F. Pierce, --.---- 

1 house 200, 1 barn 50, home place 2a. 75, Aiken lot 8a.j75, 5 32 
Daniel T. Pierce, ------ l 

2 oxer 95, 2 cows 40, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 225, 1 barn 100, 
Freeman house 75, barn 25, home place 70a. 600, Freeman 

lot 4a. 35, Fish lot 10a. 5(>, - - - - 18 69 

Carl M. Pierce, _..--_ i 

1 sheep 3, 2 04 

Frederick E. Pierce, ------ 1 

1 horse 125, 2 cows 45, 2 yearlings 20, 1 swine 8, 1 house 

250, 1 barn 125, home place 74a. 500, - - - 16 28 

Herman C. Powers, ------ 2 

1 horse 75, - - - - - - - 5 00 

Fred L. Potter, - 1 2 00 

Charles L. Powers. - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Christopher W. Paige, ----- i 

2 horses 125, 2 oxen 135, 13 cows 285, 2 yearlings 20, 1 swine 

8, 1 house 350, 1 barn 200, home place, 104a. 2250, - 46 86 

Charles W. Paige, 1 2 00 

John C. Paige. 1 2 00 

Warren B. Paige, ------ 1 

1 horse 45, - - - - - - 2 60 

Edwin J. Paige, - . - - - - - 1 

1 house 175, 1 barn 25, home place la. 50, hunter lot 5a. 100, 6 6/ 

IEL 

Alden D. Reed, . " " X 

3 horses 2 0, 14 cows 300, 7 yearlings 70, 1 swine 10, 1 house 

550, 1 barn 350, 1 shed 25, home place 115a. 2250, - 51 94 

Mrs. Abigail Russell, - - - - - 

1 cow 22, 1 house 450, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place o2a. 

350 - - - ~ " " " - 5 95 

Charles' W. Robinson, - - - - - 1 2 00 

s 

Joseph Stone, - - - . * " " 1 

1 horse 150, 3 cows 65, 1 house 175, 1 barn 100, home place 

52a. 450, - - -' , - " " - 14 50 

Joseph N. Shaw, - - - ",",,",-,, 

2 hoi-be 200, 2 cows 40, 1 house 375, I barn 100, 1 shop 150, 

home place 70a. 700, - - - - - 22 <Q 



23 



Names and Valuation. o Tax 



Walter O. Shaw, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 90, - - - - - - 3 20 

Howard I. Shaw, ..-___ j 

1 horse 125, 3 cows 70, 2 yearlings 20, 1 swine 8, 1 house 

250, 1 barn 150, home place 126a. 775, - - - 20 60 

Henry C. Shaw, - - - - - - 1200 

John T. Shaw, - - - - - - -12 00 

George W. Shaw, ______ i 

2 horses 125, 2 colts 100, 2 oxen 75, 7 cows 150, 8 sheep 24, 

1 swine 8, 1 house 350, 1 barn 100, home place 60a. 1150, 29 69 
Charles W. Shattuck, - - - - - - i 

2 horses 160, 1 colt 50, 8 cows 160, 1 two-year-old 15, 1 
yearling 10, 2 swine 20, 1 house 200, 1 barn 150, home 

place 100a. 800, - - - - - - 22 82 

Charles H. Sturtevant, _____ j 

stock in trade 300, 3 horses 125, 10 cows 200, 2 two-year- 
olds 40, 3 yearlings 30, 2 swine 20, 1 house 500, 1 barn 300, 
1 cider mill 200, 1 carriage house 100, 1 creamery 25, home 
place 78a. 1900 Pierce lot 30a. 300, - - - - 55 74 

Andrew Sanderson, -_-___ j 

1 horse 25, 2 cows 50, 5 two-year-olds 100, 7 sheep 20, 1 

house 100, 1 barn 100, home place 90a'. 500 " - - 13 90 

T 

Addison D. Thayer, - - - - - 12 00 

Mrs. A. D. Thayer, ______ 

2 horses 100, 4 cows 80, 1 two-year-old 15, 1 yearling 10, 1 
house 225, 1 barn 100. 1 Snyder house 50, 1 Snyder barn 50, 
home place 89a. 1000, Snyder place 30a. 200, Vaughan lot 

2oa. 75, - 25 34 

Ellis A. Thayer, ______ 1 

1 horse 10<), - - - - - - - 3 33 

Samuel Thresher, - - _ . _ _ . j 

1 horse 25, 4 cows 85, 1 yearling 10, 1 swine 20, 1 house 150, 

1 barn 75, home place 73a. 700, - - - - 16 16 

Fred M. Thresher, - - - - - _ i 

1 horse 125, - - - - - _ -3 66 

Oscar A. Titus, ______ ^ 

1 cow 25, 1 house 300, 1 barn 100, 1 shop 50, home place 8a. 

125, - - _.'..- _ _ _ -9 98 

William Thresher, - - - - - _ i 

1 horse l'»0, - - - - _ _ g 33 

William Tourtelott, - - - - _ _ 1 2 00 

XT 

Henry S. Upton, '----- 1 

1 horse 25, 1 cow 20, 1 house 150, 1 barn 75, 1 hen house 25, 
home place 50a. 250, - - - _ - 9 25 

George Ft. Upton, - - - _ _ _ 1 

1 horse 25, 2 cows 45, 1 house 75, 1 barn 25, home place la 
25, Fish lot 10a. 100, - - - I * Q9 

Willard S. Upton, 1 4 



24 

Names and Valuation. £L Tax 

as 

1 horse 55, 2 oxen 90, 2 cows 45, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, 
home place 59a. 400, - - - - 13 18 

Leighton A. Upton, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

"ST 

Ervin D. Vaughan, - - - - - 1 

3 cows 65, 1 house 400, 1 barn 250, 1 Brown house 250, 

barn 100, home place 70a. 700 - 25 47 

Walter S. Vaughan, ------ l 

1 horse 30, 1 cow 20, 2 swine 12, 1 house 150, barn 50, home 

place 8a 100, - -. - - - - 6 83 

Dexter M. Vaughan, - - - - 1 

4 cows 80, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 100, barn 75, home place 

89a. 850, - 16 83 

Joseph P. Vaughan, ------ l 

1 horse 30, 2 cows 45, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 250, barn 125, 

home place 84a. 525, - - - - - 15 10 

Dexter Wheelock, ------ l 

1 cow 20, 1 house 100, barn 50, land 33a. 15C, - - 6 27 
Ellis White, 1 

2 oxen 90, 3 cows 70. - - - - - - 4 13 

Mrs. Ellis White, * 

1 house 150, barn 100, home place 50a. 600. - - 11 31 

Josiah E. White, 1 

1 horse 50. - 2 67 

Nelson Whitaker, ... 1 

1 horse 135, 1 cow 15, 2 two-vear-olds 40, 1 yearling 15, 1 

house 300, barn 100, home place 40a. 625, Titus lot 30a. 200, 21 02 
Thomas Wheeler, ------ 

1 cow 20, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 150, barn 125, home place 

67a. 525, 11 04 

George M. Webber, ------ 1 

1 horse 75, 2 oxen 100, 5 cows 110, 1 house 200, barn 450, 

home place 118a. 1800, 38 38 

Oliver L. Wood, ------ 1 

1 horse 11C, 4 oxen 230, 9 cows 195, 1 two-year-old 15, 4 

swine 40, 1 house 200, barn 500, 1 hen house 75, shed 25, 

home place 140a. 1200, Out lot 55a. 400, - - 41 77 

Frank T.Wood, 1 

1 horse 125, - - - - - - - 3 66 

John Wood, ------- 1 

1 cow 20, 2 yearlings 25, 1 house 225, barn 150, land 55a. 

250, - •" 10 91 

James F. Wood, _._.-- l 

stock in trade 50, 1 horse 125, 1 shop 50, - - - o 00 

Willard A. Wiiherell, 1 

1 house 200, hen house 25, home place 5a. 25, - - 5 33 

William F. Wendemuth, 1 

3 cows 60, 2 two-year-olds 40, 1 house 175, home place 73a. 

400, - 10 98 



'25 



Names and Vaulation. © Tax 



Silas Whitaker, ______ \ 

1 horse 60, 1 cow 15, 1 yearling 15, 1 house 150, barn 100, 

hen house 50, home place 70a. 250, - - - 10 52 

Warren M. Whipple, - - - - - 1 

stock in trade 1000, 1 horse 150, - - - 17 30 

Charles C. Young-, --____ i 

4 horses 200, 5 cows 100, 10 swine 85, 1 house 175, barn 75, 
home place 27a. 200, - - - - 13 12 



Non-Residents. 



PETERSHAM, 

Harrison Williams, King lot 47a. 700, - - - - 9 31 

ATHOL. 

Frank and Susan Stacy, 1 house 75, barn 50, land 9a. 75 (exempt 
100) - 

Lemuel K. Baker, Th ayer lot 10a. 75, - 

Algernon W. Pierce, 1 house 200, barn 125, home place 25a. 45<-, 
Jennings lot 100, ---___ 

Madison Pierce, 1 house 300, barn 100, home place 16a. 200, Tour- 
telott lot 20a. 100 (exempt 500), - 

Raselus Osburn, Shaw lot 10a. 125, - - 

GREENWICH. 

Samuel B. Esteys (heirs), land 65a. 225, - 

Horace Clark, land 64a. 500, - 

T. P. Haskell (est.) land 35a. 500, - 

Frank C. Powers, land 30a. 250, - 

Martin Chapman, land 100a. 400, ----- 

Elerv Drinkwater (est.), land 20a. 300, 

William Manley, land 20a, 225 

Joseph Thresher, land 30a. 150, Clark lot 6a. 20, 

Smith Cutler, land 69a. 600, - 

Chandler Powers, land 10a- 40, - 

C. A. Powers, land 25a. 200, ----- 

John A. Wheeler, land 7a. 100, - 

W. P. Frye, land 6a. 50 - 

M. E. Vaughan,land la. 15, 

S. P. Bailev, land 98a. 500, south lot 6a. 35, 

C. N. Powers, land 4a. 100, 

H. B. Hodgkins, land 10a. 250, ----- 

B. Nutting, - - - - 

C. P. Harrington, Pine Hill lot 35a. 225, Arnott lot 18a. 100, 
Harrington & Vaughan, Price lot 20a. 200, - 
Rufus Powers (est.), 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 58a, 400, 

SPENCER. 

Merritt Horr, land 45a. 200, ----- 

ENFIELD. 

Susan Newbury, land 11a. 150, - 

William B. Downing, land 190a. 650, - - - - 

E. B. Downing, land 5a. 50, - 

Mrs. Charles Sneider, 1 house 250, barn 100, home place 25a. 350, 

Wood & Ward, land 65a. 1300, - 

PELHAM. 

Joseph Mahew (heirs), land 8a. 75, - 

George H. Wilson, land 18a. 100, 

Harrison Horr (heirs), land 30a. 50, - 

David Shores, Hunt lot 15a. 50, Abbott lot 70a. 400, Conkev lot 

64a. 550, Crossett lot 6a. 100, Johnson lot 12a. 100, 
John Vanston, saw mill 450, - - - - - 

T. L. Cook, land 10a. 50, ----- 

Ed Mitchell, Beman lot 7a. 100, ----- 

SPRINGFIELD. 

J. M. Cowan, land 30a. 750, - 

Eber E. Gridley, land 25a. 50, - 



1 33 


1 00 


11 64 


2 66s 


1 66 


2 99 


6 65 


6 65 


3 33 


5 32 


4 00 


2 99 


2 26 


7 98 


53 


2 66 


1 33 


67 


20 


7 12 


1 33 


3 33 


33 


4 33 


2 66 


7 98 


2 66 


2 00 


8 65 


67 


9 31 


17 30 


1 00 


1 33 


67 


15 96 


5 99 


67 


1 33 


9 98 


67 



27 

ORANGE. 

Harrison Barrows, 1 house 600, 1 small house 150, 1 barn 100, 1 
mill 2000, 1 Conkey house 100, barn 200, land 4a. 150, Conkey 
land 185a. 500, - - - - 

Luman P. Pierce, 142a- 750, _____ 

AMHERST. 

John P. Pierce, land 20a. 350, - 

T. L. Page, land 15a. 100, _____ 

NEW SALEM. 

Willard Putnam, land 66a. 300, - 

Frank W. Lincoln, laud 26a. 200, - 

J. A. Stacy, land 36a. 125, _____ 

Wm. Condy, land 14a. 100, - - - - 

David Hamilton, land 14a. 200, - 

Joseph White, 1 house 75, barn 100, Howell place 100a. 700, 

E. A. Freeman, land 6a. 40, - 

John Arnott, land 18a. 50, castle lot 77a. 350, 

Mrs. M. J. Crosby, 1 house 150, barn 50, land 83a. 850, 

Mrs. D. E. Powers, land 25a. 100, - 

William Orcutt, land 30a. 350, - 

Andrew Cadret jr. 1 house 75, 1 house 25, home place la. 10, ' - 

Mrs. Mary Mathews, 1 house 100, - - - 

SHUTESBURY. 

George A. Berry, land 40a. 200, - 

H. Hamilton, land 7a. 75, - - - - - - 

W. H. Hemenway, land 25a. 1500, - 

Myron Pierce, land 65a. 250, _____ 

LEVERETT. 

Kuf us Fitz, land 15a. 75 - - - - - - 1 00 

OHIO. 

Theo. A. Lindsey, 1 house 350, land 3a. 250, - - - 7 98 

DANA. 

Jason Powers (heirs), 1 house 75, barn 100, land 320a. 1025, 15 96 

Grover & Doan, land 75a. 350, - - - - _ 4 67 

Wm. B. Lincoln, land 100a. 450, - - - - - 5 99 

Louis Doubleday, land 8a. 50, - - - - 67 

S. F. Lindsey (heirs), land 40a. 300, - - - - 4 00 

Lucius Doubleday, land 28a. 250, - - - - 3 33 

L. & R. Doubleday, land 54a. 100, - - - - 1 33 

Charles Lindsey (heirs), 1 house 50, Brush Mountain lot 8a. 40, 

Humes pasture 27a. 270, J. W. Lindsey place 95a. 250, - - 8 11 

J. S. Brown, land 4a. 10, - 13 

Joseph Recor, land 45a. 125, - - - - - 1 66 

Recor & Cary, land 30a. 100, - - - _ 1 33 

WARE. 

Milton Lewis (heirs), land 15a. 50, - - - _ 67 

HARD WICK. 

George D. Paige, land 60a. 200, - - - - 2 66 

B. F. Paige, land 120a. 800, - - - - - 10 64 

BARRE. 

Roxana Brown, Oakes lot 22a. 250, - - - - 3 33 

WORCESTER. 

Martha Burgess, land 7a. 125, - - - - - 1 66 

NEW YORK. 

Frazier & Co., Baker place 2a. 100, Darby lot 40a. 500, - - 7 98 



50 


54 


9 


98 


4 67 


1 


33 


4 


00 


2 


66 


1 


66 


1 


33 


2 


66 


11 


64 




53 


5 


32 


13 


97 


1 


33 


4 67 


1 1 


46 


1 


33 


2 


66 


1 


00 


19 


95 


3 


33 



28 



NAMES OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY EXEMPT 

FROM TAXATION. 

Abigail Russell, real estate, _____ 500 00 

Charlotte F. Gilbert, real estate, - 475 00 

Mary Cooley, land 10a. - - - - - 100 00 
Congregational Society, 1 church 600, house 700, barn 200, land 

11a. 500, ------- 2000 00 

United Brethren Society, 1 church, - 300 00 

Iautha Brown, real estate, _____ 50000 

Amelia Rieb, land 22a., - - - - - 150 00 

Eunice M. Abbott, land 10a. - - - - 50 00 

Mary Abbott, real estate, - - - - 500 00 

Susan Stacy, real estate, - - * - - - 100 00 
Daniel R. Potter, house 150, barn 50, hen house 15, laud 1 1 2a. 

25, - - _ - - - - - 240 00 
S. Augusta Johnson (heirs), 1 house 125, barn 200, laud 88a. 

1050, - - - - - - - - 1375 00 

Asa Moore, real estate, _____ 500 00 

Madison Pierce, - - - - - - - 500 00 

Mrs. Louisa Chamberlain, 1 house 175, barn 25, shop 25, home 

place 3a. 75, - - - - - 300 00 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Number of residents assessed on property, - 121 

Number of non-residents assessed on property, - 88 

Number of persons assessed on property, - 209 

Number of persons assessed for poll tax only, - 28 

Total number of persons assessed, - 237 

Number of pells assessed, - 126 

Tax on each poll, ------ 

Value of assessed personal estate, - - - - 

Value of real estate excluding land, _ _ _ 

Value of real estate excluding buildings, - 
Total valuation May 1st. 1892, - 

TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES, INCLUD- 



2 00 

23,274 00 

45,405 00 

97,180 00 

165,859 00 



On personal estate, 
On real estate, 
On polls, 



ING OVERLAYINGS. 



Hate per $1000, - 

Number of horses assessed, 

cows " _ . _ 

sheep, u - 

neat cattle other than cows assessed, 

swine assessed, 

dwelling houses, - 

acres of land, 



$309 62 

1896 73 

252 00 

$2458 35 
- 13 30 



113 
329 

80 
142 

60 

109 

10,803 



C. C. YOUNG 
MERRIa 
J. F. AIKEN 



>UNG, ) 

kM KING, } 

urn, ) 



Assessors 

of 
Prescott. 



Supplement to Catalogue Prescott Free Public Library. 

Author. Title. No. 

Mrs. Alexander. The Wooing O't, - 589 

Caroldsfield, Bible Pictures, ------ 590 

Catherwood, Old Caravan Days, - 591 

A. Dumas, Three Guardsmen, ----- 592 

E. Lyail, Derrick Vaughan, Novelist, - - ■ - - 593 

Lever, Rory O'More, - - - - - 594 

Jenkins, The Secret of Her Life, - 595 

Hartshorn, Onr Homes, - - - - - - 596 

Gray, Silence of Dean Maitland, - - - - 597 

May, Dolly Dimple at Home, - 599 

" " Her Grandmother's, 598 

" Out West, - - - - - 600 

" at Play, ----- 601 

" at school, - - - - 602 

" Flyaway, ----- 603 

McCarthy, Lily Lass. - - - - - ' - 604 

Nichols, Nelly Marlowe in Washington, - 605 

Reade, Christian Johnson, - 606 

Shaw, English Literature, _____ 607 

Sidney, Polly and Her Children, - 608 

Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, - 609 

Sturges, Dick's Wanderings, - 610 

Tasma, Uncle Piper of Piper's Hill, - 611 

Thompson, Better Land, --____ 612 

Verne, Tour of the World in Eighty Days, - - - 613 

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, . - - 614 

Warden, The House on the Marsh, - - - - 615 

Bob's Father and Other Stories, - - - - - 616 

Eighteen Months' Imprisonment, - 617 

Famous Boys, - - - - - . gis 

Acts and Resolves, 1892, - - - - - - 619 

Senate Journal, 1892, .-_-__ 620 

House Journal, 1892, ------ 621 



OFFICIAL REPORTS 



OF THE- 



TOWN OF PRESCOTT, 



-FOR- 



1893-4. 



WITH THE- 



VALUATION AND TAXES 



ATHOL, MASS., 
Printed by Athol Transcript Co., Nos. 41 amd 43 Exchange St., 

1894. 



Annual Report 

OF THE 

BOARD OF SELETCMEN. 

) 

to the cltilens of prescott : — 

Report of Superintendent of Streets. 

HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES IN SUMMER >93. 

Paid J. N. Shaw, man and team, - - $ 7 64 

H. I. Shaw, labor, - ■ . - - - 86 47 

" " man labor, - - - - 34 21 

" " team labor, - - - 26 15 

D. Wheelock, labor, 90 

A. H. Gross, " 30 

J. T. Shaw and team, labor, - - - 23 82 

R. N. Horr, labor, - - - - - 60 

W. O. Haskins, labor, - - - - 44 94 

Wm. Dickey and team, labor, - - - 83 60 

Geo. Sturtevant, labor, 25 

J. N. Shaw, labor, - - - - 64 09 

Wm. Thrasher, labor, - - - - 27 37 

M. Moore, labor, - - - - 37 42 

E. Moore, " - - - - - 34 05 
S. Hoyt, " - - - - 36 97 
C. 11. Hunt, labor, - - - - 38 40 
O. L. Wood, " - 1 50 

C. G. Haskins, " 5 63 

C. W. Paige and team, labor, - - 19 00 

H. C. Shaw, labor, - - - - 10 50 

M. King, " - 1 50 

F. T. Wood, ------ 30 

R. H. Allen, " - 2 00 



Elbridge Horr, labor, 75 

T. N. Pierce, sawing lumber, - - - 4 00 

F. N. Pierce, use of cart, - - - 5 00 

H. I. Shaw for sleepers, - - - 2 00 

I. Brown for railings, - - - 1 25 

for spikes and nails, - - - - 2 00 

for dirt, - - - - - -5 47 

meal for oxen, - - - - - 36 60 

hay " " - - - - 40 27 

shoeing <<----- 3 65 

Drills, 1 72 

Powder and dynamite, - - - - 6 10 

Fues, 95 

Caps, -..-_. 50 

C. F. Harrington for plank, - - 9 00 

Repairs on scraper, - - - - 1 45 

Advertising oxen, - - - - 2 00 



$709 32 



Paid for Bridges, labor and material, - - 68 80 

For railings, - - - - 12 00 

Highways, .... 628 52 709 32 

Cr. By drills on hand, - - - - 1 50 

" powder " .... 2 25 3 75 

SNOW BILLS. 

Paid Snow bills, spring '93. ... - $151 94 

" " " '94.- - - - 198 17 

§ 350 11 



Total cost of highways in summer, - - 705 57 

Snow bills, - 350 11 

1055 6 8 

Amount appropriated, .... 800 00 

Cr. By powder and drills, - - - - - 3 75 

H. 1. SHAW, Superintendent of Streets. 

TOWN FARM.— Cr. 

Received by sale of grass, ... - $80 97 

" " " apples, - - - - 5 00 

Due from C. C. Young, use of pasture. - - 25 00 

$11. 97 

STATE AID. 

Paid Mary H. Hanson. - - - - $48 00 

D. R. Potter. - - - - - 48 00 



Paid Maria L. Potter, 
George H. Upton, 
W. A. Witherell, 
M. R. Witherell, 
Jason M. Pierce, 
O. A. Titus, 



TOWN OFFICERS. 



48 


00 


48 


00 


43 00 


43 


00 


48 


00 


4 


00 



Paid Frank T. Wood, services as Selectman, Over- 
seer of Poor, - - - - - $ 6 75 

F. W. Lincoln, do., ... - 3 50 

Howard 1. Shaw, services as Selectman, Over- 
seer of Poor and Registrar, - - 36 90 

Merriam King, services Selectman. Overseer of 
Poor, Registrar and Assessor, - 

W. H. Pierce as Assessor, - 

Elmer Aiken, do., 

W. F. Wendermuth, services Selectman, Over- 
seer of Poor and Registrar, - 

Frank T. Wood, Superintendent of Schools, - 

W. A. Clark, Auditor, ... - 

" '* inspector of cattle, 

Fred M. Pierce, Treasurer, - 

Frank T. Wood, Constable, 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid for establishing watering places, 
John Vaustone, repairing highways of '92, 

O. A. Titus, services in Hannum case, '92, 

Highway damage, '92, - 

C. C Young, expenses to Athol, '92, 

C. C. Young, Ex. highway damage, '92, 

D. Wheelock, keeping tramp of '92, 
W. H. Pierce, assessor book - 
D. T. Pierce, sealer of weights and measures, '92, 
Athol Transcript, printing reports of 1892 and '93, 
For oxen, • - - 
Library appropriation, - 
Auction bills, - - - • - 
Use of pasture for oxen, - 
Hitching post at town hall, ... 



25 


39 


20 00 


15 


00 


8 


00 


38 


00 


3 


00 


10 00 


25 


00 


3 


00 


$39 43 


1 


25 


6 


00 


4 


25 


2 


97 


1 


00 


1 


00 


1 


60 


3 


00 


23 


50 


157 


00 


fO 


00 


1 


50 


2 


65 


5 


25 



$330 00 



$194 54 



6 



Paid Gate at Fish cenieteiv, - - - 9 58 

Tax book, - - - - - 1 25 

Moderator and Justice fees, - - - 3 00 

W. A. Clark, return of birth, - - 3 00 

W. H. Pierce, stationary,, - 30 

For janitor, 1893 and '94, - - - 2 00 

F. H. Fearl, return births, - -•• - 150 

C. W. Berry, going with hearse and return of death, 1 75 

H. I. Shaw, going with hearse and return of deaths, 8 75 

" " Council, - - - 2 00 

" '• Postage and stationary, - - 2 75 

" " Expenses for self and horse out of 

town, - - - - - 13 00 

F. N. Pierce, recording births, marriages, deaths, 6 00 

' i u Meeting clerks at Enfield and Registrar, 7 00 

'■ " Justice fees, - 5 75 

" '• Keeping two tramps, - - 2 00 

W. Hamlin for council ih Roslind Bailey case, 50 97 



REC A PITUL ATION. 

Paid Snow bills, spring '93, - 

Repairs- on highways spring of '92, 
" u summer of '93 

Snow bills, '94, ----- 
Support of schools, - 

State Aid, - 

Town Officers, ----- 

Support of paupers, - 
Miscellaneous, ----- 

LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 

Due for support of Lucy Rider about 
" " N. M. Horr, 

RESOURCES OF THE TOWN. 
Due from State Aid, - 

Town of Millis, 

John Powers, note and interest, - 

C. C. Young for grass, - 

" " " pasture, '93 

" " " taxes for '92 



$151 94 
1 25 
709 32 
198 17 
873 49 
330 _00 
194 54 



8421 00 



2 * 4 -3 ^v^ t a / 

w4-) .5'! 
$87 00 



$35 00 
52 00 



$442 00 
32 50 
22 56 
11 22 
25 00 
32 97 






. 



John Hunt for town farm house, 
State by lunatic pauper, 
Collector, - 

School books, - 

Cash on hand, - 



Balance in favor of town, March 14, 1894, 

MERRIAM KING, 
HOWARD I. SHAW, 
W. F. WENDEMUTH. 



10 00 

32 04 

523 99 

255 16 

481 35 



— $1868 79 

1781 79 

Selectmen 

of 
Prescott. 



deport Of tie Overseers Of tfte Pi 



Paid for support of Lucy Rider at Northamton asy- 
lum, ------ 

Support of N. M. Horr, 

City of Springfield, support and burial of Lizzie 
Gibbs, - 

Support of J. M. Stacy, - 

Bill of P. Hannum for support of Ellen Pierce, 
1888 and '89. - 

Support of Mrs. S. M. Lincoln, 



MERRIAM KING, 
HOWARD I. SHAW 
W. F. WENDEMUTH 



J 



$169 46 
49 00 

27 14 
19 07 

11 00 
133 34 

$409 01 

Overseers of the 
Poor of 
Prescott. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

MONTHLY STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS OF TREASURER 

FOR 1893. 

Received balance from settlement, - $286 20 

March 16, received from 0. C. Young, 1892 tax, - 120 00 

29, " " " " - 458 33 

" " Town of Millis, - - 64 50 

April 3, " C. C Young, 1892 tax, - 76 00 

May 8, " A. D. Reed, use of Town 

farm pasture, 1892, - - - 9 75 

May 13, received from W. O. Shaw use ol Town 

farm pasture, 1891, - 
May 24, received from C. C. Young 1892 tax, 
June 21, " Orange Savings Bank, 

s " 26, " John Power's note, 

July 3, " sale of grass on Town farm, 

"12, " W. Shattuck, use of Town 

farm pasture, - 

Aug. 14, received from Siate Treasurer, 
" 21, " F.H. Fearl for grass on Town 

farm, - - 

Aug 22, received from New Salem for tuition, 
Sept. 4, " Collector, 

Oct. 2, " " 

" 7, " sale of apples on To vn farm, 

"11, " Collector, 

Nov. 9, " " 

Dec. 5, " " ... 

" " State Treasurer, - 

Dec. 12, " Town of Millis, 

" 21, " State Treasurer, 

<• 30, " C. E. Houghton, note and int., 



8 00 


78 


93 


600 


00 


42 


00 


16 


75 


11 


45 


127 


10 


17 


00 


6 


00 


428 


09 


444 


67 


5 


00 


88 


52 


115 


00 


70 00 


32 


04 


100 


84 


366 


12 


17 


50 



Jan. 2, 


1894 


« 


Collector, * 


66 00 


" 9, 


a 


u 


County Treasurer, 


42 


00 


" 27, 


a 


{< 


State Treasurer, 


300 


00 


Feb. 7, 


a 


u 


Collector, 


50 


08 


" 8, 


a 


u 


a . - m 


26 


00 


" 16, 


a 


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State Treasurer, 


32 


04 


" 24, 


a 


<< 


New Salem for tuition, 


6 


00 


Mar. 3, 


a 


<< 


Geo. L. Powers, note and int., 


102 


00 


u 


a 


u 


Auctioneer license, 


2 


00 


"5, 


a 


u 


Collector, - 


381 


83 


"14, 


t< 


u 


ii 


297 


15 


Mar. 14, 


a 


a 


F- T. Wood, school books and 








tuition 


- 


5 


60 












$4 900 90 








MONTHLY STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES FOR 1893. 


April 1, 


Paid sundry 


selectmen's orders, 


$171 37 


u 




Assessors' certificate of abatement, 


4 66 


April 3, 




James D. Gill, - 


1 


60 


" 5, 




Northampton Asylum, 


41 79 


" 5, 




Town of Ludlow, - 


49 


00 


" 15, 




Athol Transcript, 


23 


50 


May 6, 




sundry 


selectmen's orders, 


89 


12 


" 6, 




blanks for dog license, 


1 


10 


" 8. 




sundry 


selectmen's orders, 


145 


00 


" 20, 




a 


a a 


23 


82 


u << 




u 


'< " 


12 


00 


June 3, 




a 


a a ^ 


357 


32 


July 1, 




a 


ti a 


576 


68 


" 10, 




Northampton Asylum, 


42 


25 


Aug. 5, 




sundry 


selectmen's orders, 


43 


43 


" 9, 




a 


a a 


15 


17 


« 12, 




a 


a a 


9 


00 


" 19, 




a 


a a 


11 


00 


" 21, 




F. H. Fearl, return of births, 


1 


50 


Sept. 6, 




County 


tax, 


290 


20 


" 6, 




interest and payment on note, 


207 


80 


" 19, 




selectmen orders, • \- 


32 00 


Oct. 7, 




Northampton Asylum, 


42 


71 


<< << 




sundry 


selectmen's orders, 


276 


72 


Nov. 4, 




a 


" <*'..■«. 


335 


50 



10 



Dec. 2, 

"21, State tax, 

Jan. 3, 1894, Northampton Asylum, 
" 6, sundry selectmen's orders, 

" 7, interest on note, 

note and interest, 
selectmen's orders, 



Express and postage, 

selectmen's orders, 

Assessors' abatement taxes, 1893, 



Feb. 


% 


a 


3, 


Mar, 


,3, 


a 


a 


Mar. 


14, 


cc 





59 34 




200 00 




42 71 




43 50 




7 40 




402 14 




328 15 




99 14 




5 30 




9 02 




411 95 




6 84 






$4,419 55 






481 35 



Cash on hand to balance. 



$4,900 90 
FRED N, PEIRCE, Treasurer. 

This is to certify that I have this day examined the accounts and 
rouchers of F. N. Peirce, Treasurer of the Town of Prescott, and have 
compared them with the accounts of the Selectmen and find them cor- 
rect, and that there is in his hands a balance of four hundred eighty-one 
35-100 Dollars. 

W. A. CLARK, M. D., Auditor. 



11 



Report of the 

School Committee 



FOR THE YEAR 1893-4. 



The School Committee of the towD of Prescott submit the follow- 
ing report for the year ending March 14, 1894. 

Another year has rolled away and it is now time to report to you 
the condition of your schools. With the exception of No's. 5 and 1, 
schools have been continued for thirty weeks during the year. For the 
past winter term, there being only one pupil of school age in No. 5, t 
was not thought advisable by your committee to support a school there, 
as it would be much cheaper to hire one pupil taught at hon^e, and such 
an arrangement was made. Your committee thought best to hire all 
pupils in No's. 1 and 4 conveyed to No. 2 for the winter term, and 
employ a male teacher, even at a large salary, as it would be cheaper 
than to sustain two schools with ordinary teachers. By thus unitiug, 
twenty-five pupils were brought together and a successful term of 
school was passed. 

We have had two pupils from New Salem at No. 5, thus lowering 
the actual cost of the school there to quite an extent. 

Quite extensive repairs have been made upon the houses in No's, 2 
and 5. At No. 2 much of the plastering was relaid, also the chimney 
being considered unsafe, was partly laid over. At No. 5, owing to the 
efforts of Miss Alice Wood and others, who generously gave time and 

money, a great improvement was made in the interior. 

We notice much tardiness and many absences on the different reg- 
isters, and think that the parents, teachers and committee should work 
together to remedy this. Parents should see to it that their children are 
required to attend school every day, unless sickness prevents. 

All the teachers have seemed to labor conscientiously and well in 
their respective schools during the year, and, although in one or two 
instances, order has been poor, none have been found lacking in capa- 
bility to teach the books, and, on the whole, we think have been as good 
as the money which we can pay will warrant. 

There is a jrood quantity of school supplies on hand, about $25.00 
having been expended for these during the year. The supply on some 
kinds of books is limited, and for the coming year some of the town 
appropriations will need to be expended for new books. 

In closing we will say that all the houses are in good repair and, 
everything is in such conditio u that we see no reason why the prospect 
is not as promising for a successful year as the past one has been. 

The following is the financial report: — 

Balance on hand from last year, - - $303 44 

Town appropriation, - 300 00 

State school fund, - 300 00 

income from dog tax, - - - - 42 41 

$945 85 



12 

EXPENDITURES. 



Paid teachers* salaries, 
for fuel, 
for care of fires and rooms? 



Balance, ------ 

Balance from last year, text books and supplies, 
Town appropriations, - 

Expended, --'-.-- 

Balance, - 

Balance from last year, transportation, 

Town appropriation, - 

Expended, - 

Balance, ----- 
Paid for express on school supplies, 
repairs and material, , - 

cleaning rooms, ... 

postage, (2 years) ... 

medical advice, - 

ITEMS OF EXPENSE. 

FOR TEACHERS. 

Paid May Osgood, „- - - 

Lula Barnes, """."■ 

Nina Johnson, - 

Alice Wood, - 

Marie Orcutt, - 

Carrie Conant, - 

Alice Wood, - 

Mabel Stone, - - - - 

E. C. Howard, - 

D. F. Carpenter, ... - 

Mrs. Laura King, - - _ 



for fuel 



Paid Wallace Hunter, 
Erviug Vaughn, 
O. L. Wood, 



$680 -00 
36 38 
14 50 



$64 19 


50 


00 


29 


87 


$37 


50 


100 00 


$137 
96 


50 
25 


$ 1 80 


10 


99 




50 


1 


70 


1 


50 



$60 00 


70 


0o 


55 


00 


45 


00 


60 00 


75 


00 


50 


00 


55 


00 


100 


00 


100 00 


10 00 


$ 1 


75 


11 


25 


7 


50 



$730 88 
$214 97 



$84 32 



$41 25 



$16 49 



$680 00 



Geo. Hunter, for kindling, - 1 00 

F. T. Wood, 50 

" " for drawing and cutting wood, 4 38 



FOR CARE OF FIRE AND ROOMS. 

Paid Percy Young, - - - - - $1 50 

Daniel Bucher, - - - - 2 00 

" « 2 00 

Fred Powers, - - - - 1 75 

OttoHulburt, - - - - 1 75 

Clarence Barnes, - - - - 1 50 

E. C. Howard, - - - - 1 00 

Daniel Bucher, - - - - 2 50 

Geo Sturtevant, (1892-93) - - 50 



FOR TRANSPORTING PUPILS. 

Paid C. G. Haskins, 10 weeks, $20 00 

Mabel Stone, " - - - 10 00 

H.I. Shaw, " - 30 00 

F. T. Wood, ". - - - 30 00 

John Clough, " - - - 6 25 



FOR TEXT BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 

Paid Chas. Hunter and others, - - - $ 3 87 

Geo. F. King and Merrill, - - - 26 00 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid for express on school supplies, - - $ 1 80 

repairs on No's. 1 and 3, - - - 1 99 

F. T. Wood, for repairs on No. 2 house, - 2 50 

F. N. Pierce, " " " 1 75 

F. T. Wood, for moving and arranging seats at 

No. 2 house, - - - - 1 50 

George Hunter, for repairs on stove, - 35 

F. T. Wood, for removing stove to No. 3, - • 50 

C. C. Young, for lime, 40 

Mrs. H. Powers, for cleaning flocr, - 50 

Dr. W. A. Clark, medical advice, - 1 50 

Postage, two years, - - - - 1 70 

Repairs on No. 5 house, - - - 2 00 



<jpob oH 



50 



$96 25 



$29 87 



$16 49 



Total exdenditures, . - - - $873 49 

Less $14 00 tuition, received from town of New 

Salem and J. Stacy, gives actual cost of 

school as, ----- $859 49 



14 

BOOK ACCOUNT. 

Estimated value, April 1, 1893 , 
Supplies purchased, 

Booke sold, - 

Estimated loss by use, 

Estimated value April 1, 1894, 



$263 89 




29 87 






$293 76 


$ 3 60 


35 00 






$38 60 





$255 16 



Summary of Attendance, etc 



School. 



No. 2. 
1st term, 
2nd term, 
3rd term, 

No. 3. 
1st term, 
2nd term, 
3rd term, 

No. 4. 
1st term, 
2nd term, 

No. 5. 
1st term, 
2nd term, 



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Mary Osgood - - 
Marie Orcutt - 
Edwin C. Howard 



Lulu Barnes 
Carrie Con ant - 
D. F. Carpenter 



Nina Johnson 
Mabel Stone 



Alice Wood 
Alice Wood 



$24 10 2 
24 10 1 
40! 10 8 



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15. 
ROLL OF HONOR. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE THREE TERMS. 

Lena M. Rice, Mabel Haskins, Laura Pierce, Blanche Upton. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE TWO TERMS. 

Jennie Gotha, Minnie Brown, Annise Stacy, Otto Hulburt, Harold 
Pierce, Arthur Owen. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE ONE TERM. 

Grace Powers, Grade Young, Leona King, Fannie Shattuck, Wil- 
liam Dagle, Geo. Sturtevant. 
Number of children between the ages of 5 and 15, 47 

Total enrollment, -___ 54 

Respectfully Submitted by the School Committee, 

FRANK T. WOOD, Supt., term expires 1895. 
FRED N. PIERCE, " " 1896. 

HOWARD I. SHAW, Sec, " " 1894. 

TRUANT OFFICERS. 

H. W. Pierce, Merriam King. 



Report of the Trustees 

—OP THE— 

PRESCOTT FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



To the Inhabitants of Prescott: 

At the close of the third year since its formation, the Trustees of 
the Prescott Free Public Library present the following as their report. 

We are enabled to report the continued success of the Library as a 
means of furnishing our citizens with a choice variety of useful and 
entertaining reading. 

Though the number of books *aken out. has been less in the aggre- 
gate than last year, it does not follow that it is the result of lack of 
usefulness to our people of the Library hself, but rather that the 
inhabitants have neglected to make use of the books it contains. It is 
earnestly desired that every family in town should avail themselves of 
the use of the Library. 

The books as a rule have been returned to the Library in good con- 
dition, though there have been some cases of gross neglect in the 
handling and care of them. A soiled and dirty book may contain as 
interesting reading matter as a clean one, but it is not as attractive to a 
person with neat and orderly habits. We expect ordinary wear and 
occasionally accidents to books, but we wish all to use them with as 
much care as possible. Avoid turning down the leaves, but use a 
bookmark instead. Miss E. P. Sohier of tha State Library Commission, 
has procured for us, this year, as she did last, the books that have been 
added to the Library by purchase. This has been thought by us to be 
the best way to buy our books, as the members of the State Commission 
buy large quantities of books for public libraries, and are thus enabled 
to make much better terms with book sellers and publishers than the 
trustees possibly could. It has been an exceptionally good year to 
purchase books at a low price, and we were thus enabled to procure 
quite a large number with the money that we had to expend. 

The number of new books added to the Library the past year is 
123, of which 121 were purchased from town appropriation, and two 
were donations. The donations were out* from a friend in Spencer, and 



17 

one from Society for Promotion of Manual Training in Schools* In 
addition to the above there have been several volumes of Reports and 
Public Documents, also a valuable map of the Topographical survey of 
Massachusetts, presented by the State Departments, These last have 
not been catalogued and placed upon the shelves, but may be seen at 
the Library. The whole number of books now catalogued in the library, 
including bound and unbound volumes, is 794. The number of books 
taken out during the year is 1166. Mr. Henry Lu Berry has been en- 
gaged to have care of the Library another year. The following is a 
Statement of receipt* and Expenditures for the year 1893-4: 

RECEIPTS. 
Balance on hand from last year, - - - $ 8 15 

Town Appropriation, - - - 50 00 

Sale of Catalogues, - - - - 80 

Fines, -. - - 85 



$59 80 



EXPENDITURES, 

Purchase of Books, - $40 00 

£ Cord of Wood bought of E. D. Vaughn, - 1 75 

Cutting wood by H. L. Berry, - - 75 

Henry L. Berry Librarian, - 8 00 

Postage, -'"■-. - 25 

Express, - - ' - - v . 45 



$51 20 



Balance on hand, - - - - $8 60 

As we have now on hand an amount of books that is worth several 
hundred dollars, we would suggest the propriety of having some insur- 
ance provided for them. 

A list of books that have been added to the library the past year 
will be found with this report. 

The books mentioned last year as having been loaned to Prescott 
library by the library in Pelham, have been forwarded to Greenwich 
library, in accordance with the terms of the donation. 

The names of Trustees of the library whose term expires April 2 5 
1894, are Waldo H. Peirce and Joseph M. Harrington. 

For the Trustees, 
JOSEPH M. HARRINGTON, Chairman, 
i Prescott, March 13, 1894. 



Valuation and Taxes 

—OF THE— 

TOWN OF PRESCOTT 



MAY 1, 1893. 



Names and Valuation. ©. Tax 



West C. Aldrich, 

1 house 250, 1 barn 75, 2 sheds 50, home place 75a 700, 15 05 

W. C. & W. M. Aldrich, .... 

1 house 250, 1 barn 100, 1 store building" 200, home place 65a 

700, Conkev lot 11a 25, - - - - 17 85 

Milo W. Abbott, 1 

1 horse, 100, 3 cows od, 1 two-year-old 15, 2 swine 15, 1 

house 400, 1 barn 75, 1 shed 25, home place 64a 700, 21 39 

Harry W. Abbott, 1 2 00 - 

Bert C. Abbott, 1 2 00 J 

C. J. & Mary Abbott, - 

1 house 600, 1 barn 150, home place 80a 1500, Egypt lot 10a 

125, (exempt 500) ----- 26 25 

Charles J. Abbott, ------- 1 

1 horse 40, 7 cows 175, 5 two-year-olds 85, 2 swine 25, 6 55 

John F. Aiken, ------ l 

1 horse 125, 12 cows 300, 3 swine 40, 1 house 350, 1 barn 250, 
1 horse barn 75, home place 60a 1050, sprout lot 8a 125. Ber- 
ry lot 12a 125, - - - ' - - - 36 10 

Elmer M. Aiken, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 100, 19 cows 465, 3 s.viue 25, - - 10 26 

James M. Aiken, - - - - - - -1 

1 horse 30, 2 oxen 80, 10 cows 235, 1 swine 10, 1 house 450, 

1 barn 200, home place 78a 100«- - - - 30 07 

Roswell H. Allen, - - 1 

3 horses 325, 4 oxen, 195, 6 cows 135, 5 two-year-olds 80, 6 
yearlings 60, 4 sheep 12. 4 swine 40, 1 house 700, 1 barn 
400, 1 store house 75, 1 shed 25, 1 carriage house 100, home 
place 102a. 3000, Piper lot 7a. 75. Cleveland lot 25a. 300. 
Blackmer lot 8a. 15, Hyde lot 7a. 400,* - 85 1 

George F. Allen, - .' - * - - - - - 1 

3 horses 320, 8 cows 185, 1 two-year-old 20, 18 sheep 50, 4 
swine 35, 1 house 75, 1 barn 250, 1 shed 50, home place 120a 
1550, ------- 37 1 

Fred N. Andrews, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 75, 1 house 250, 1 barn 50, home place 1 a 50, - 



19 



Names and Valuation 



a Tax 



IB 

Eugene Barnes, ------- 

Herbert W. Barnes, ----- 

James D. Barnes, ------ 

1 horse 120, 2 oxen 135, 7 cows 175, 1 yearling 10, 3 swine 

30, 1 house 75, 1 barn 425, home place 83 a 1300, Woods lot 

10a 125, . - - - 

John Berry, - 

1 horse 50, i house 250, 1 barn 200, 1 



shed 50,1 



PI OPT* Willi 7^) 

home place 66a 500, Stockwell lot 23a 100, Oid place 85a 45o! 

Charles W. Berry, ------ 

2 horses 190, 16 cows 340, 1 yearling 10, 2 swine 20, 1 house 
200, 2 barns 400, 1 shed 25, home place 95a 1000, 

Henry L. Berry, 

Ianthia Brown, - - - - - 

1 house 225, 1 barn 100, home place 69a 600, (exempt 500) 
Marshall F. Brown, ------ 

2 horses 225, 1 cow 20, 1 two-year-old 25, steam boiler and 
engine 900, saw mill and carriage 100, 1 house 250, 1 barn 
100, 1 saw mill 300, home place 52a 200, Stone lot 18a 100, 
Vaughan lot 23a 15!), Gray lot 30a 125, Little lot 50a 100, 
Eail Koad lot 6a 50, Gibbs lot 2 l-2a 40, - 

Hiram H. Barrows, ----- 

1 horse 150, 4 cows 95, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 150, 1 barn 
100, home place 54a 400, - 

Brown & Simmons, Arnot lot 12a. 200, 

Wm. Bailey, (Est.) ----- 

1 house 200, 1 barn 150, home place 8a 125, King lot 12a 50, 
Joseph Bush, __-__- 
Law son Bigelow, - 

Homer Bliun, ------ 

John Benoit, .- -,..,.- 

c 

Rodolphus C. Clark, ------ 

2 horses 135, 1 ox 35, 7 cows 145, 4 yearlings 60, 1 sheep 3, 
1 house 700, 1 barn 400, 1 shed 25, home place 130a. 1700, 
Smith lot 7a. 20, Tourtellott lot 10a. 35, 

Walter A. Clark, - 

1 horse 40, 1 house 350, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 50, 1 
50, home place 43a. 60^, - 

John F. Cowan, - - - 

2 horses 160, 10 cows 240, 1 two-year-old 15, 1 
2 barns 250, home place 70a. 800, 

Mrs. L. Crossett, ------ 

1 horse 100, 1 house and store 750, 1 barn 100, 

Ityron S. Commins, ------ 

1 horse 5o, 1 cow 20, 1 swine 7, 1 house 75, 1 hen house 40, 
home place 35a. 150, ------ 

Prank J. Currier, - - - - - 

1 horse 115, 2 cows 35, - 

Harry L. Coolidge, ..--._ 

1 horse 100, -_..__ 



2 00 

2 00 



37 53 

23 45 



32 59 
2 00 

5 95 



39 59 





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22 72 



13 30 



6 79 



4 10 



3 40 



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Names* and Valuation. £. Tax 

m 

3D 

Samuel Davis, - - - - - - -1 

1 horse 175, 6 cows 130, 3 yearlings 35, 1 house 400, 1 barn 
275, 1 Holden house 100, 1 Holden barn 25, home place 104a. 

1600, Holden place 4a 75, - - - 41 41 

William Dicky, ------ 1 

2 oxen 85, - - - - - - 3 19 

Mrs. William Dicky, ------ 

1 horse 110, 1 cow 25, 1 house 125, 1 barn 75, home place 

50a. 200, ------- 7 49 

Lewis Doray, - - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 50, 2 cows 35, - - - - 319 

IF 

Alonzo W. Freeman, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 25, 1 cow 20, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, home place 

19a. 450, Plain lot 10a. 15, 13 34 

Frank J. Field, ------- i 

1 horse 50, 2 cows 45. - - - - - 3 33 

Q- 

Samuel A . Garlic, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

George H. Garlic, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Garlic Bros., _______ 

2 horses 100, 3 cows 65. 1 swine 15, 1 house 125, 1 barn 100, 

home place 138a. 750, Downing lot 44a. 200, - - 18 97 

Mrs. Andrew Garlic, _.__-_ 

2 cows 35, 1 house 175, 2 barns 125, home place 45a. 575. 

(exempt 500) - - - - - -5 74 

Chester H. Gray, -____._ l 

1 horse 125, 1 colt 50, 2 cows 55, 1 house 275, 1 barn 100, 

home place 55a. 575, - - - - - 18 52 

Henry N. Grover, - - - - - - -1 

3* horses 160, - - - - - - 4 21 

Albert A. Grout, (Est.) ------ 

1 horse 65, 3 cows 70, 1 house 225, 1 barn 175. 1 shed 25, 

horns place 75a. 1000, - - - - - ' 21 84 

Erastus F. Gross, ------ i 

2 cows 50, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 

110a 800, ----- _ . 17 75 

Arthur H. Gross, ______ \ 

1 colt 25, ----.-_ 2 35 

Austin B. Gross, ______ \ 

1 horse 30, 2 oxen 115, 1 yearling 15. - - - 4 24 

Elmer F. Gilbert, ------ 

1 house 300, 1 barn 150, 1 shed 2b, home place 70a. 500, 13 65 

.EEC 

Criton G. Haskins, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 30, 1 house (old place) 125, 1 barn (old place) 75, 

1 Henry house, 150, 1 Henrv barn 50, old place 30a. SCO, 

Fish lot 10a. 100, Henrv place 2a. 50, - - - 14 32 



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Names and Valuation. o Tax 





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TMason W- Haskins, --•-.--- i 

1 horse 45, 2 cows 35, 1 yearling 1CX, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, 
home place 27a. 250, - - - - 9 56 

Whitney O. Haskins, - - - 1 

1 cow 20, •' - • • -" •'- , tr 
Charles E. Haskins, - - - 
Harry Haskins, --.---.-». 
Park HaQMm, - - 

2 horses 200, 2 oxen 90, 7 cows 155, 2 two-year-olds 20, 2 
yearlings 20, 1 house 100, 1 barn 125, home place 82a. 800, 

Austin P. Hannum, - - 

1 horse 175, ----■-.. 

Charles E. Hannum, - 

Josiah A. Hemenway, - 

1 horse 75, 2 cows 35, 1 house 75, 1 barn 100, home place 

27a. 175, old place 27a, 300, ----- 12 64 
Haskins & Johnson, -._-_.. 

1 house 125, barn 100, home place 57a, 600, - - 11 55 

ILaura Hon*, (Est,) _ - - - - 

1 house 175, 1 barn 50, home place 117a. 600, - - 11 55 

•Caroline Horr, - 

1 house 100. 1 barn 50, home place 110a. 550, - - 9 8© 

iElbridge F. Horr, - - - - I 

1 horse 85, Mitchell lot, 7a. 100, - - - 4 59 

Reuben N„ Horr, - _ - ~ - - 1 

1 horse 1 15, 3 cows 60, 1 house 300, 1 barn 150, home place 

10a. 300, pasture lot 9a. 50, Peirce lot 15a» 50, 
John M. Horr, ------ 

Richard B. Howard, *- 

Henry A. Howard, ---_-, 

K. B. Howard & Son, 

1 horse 35, 6 cows 145, 2 swine 15, 1 house 200, 1 barn 

1 shed 25, home place 87a. 850, - 19 53 

Oeorge L, Hunter, - - - - '■• ■"" - 1 

3 horses 150, 7 cows 170, 1 yearling 15, 1 swine 10, 1 house 

175, 1 barn 125, 1 shop 50, home place 42a. 800 - 22 93 

Joseph M. Harrington, >____! 

1 cow 20, 1 barn 50, Oakes lot 80a. 650, - - - . 12 08 

Mrs. J. M. Harrington, - 

1 house 75, 1 barn 75, home place 4a. 75, Oakes lot 3a. 50, 3 85 
Joseph N. Hamilton, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 90, 2 oxen 40, 1 cow 25, 1 yearling 10, i swine 8, 1 
house 50, 1 barn 150, 1 shop 25, home place 79a. 875, sprout 

lot 9a. 75, - - - - - - - 20 87 

Charles E. Houghton, - . . - ■ ' - "1 

2 horses 125, 1 cow 20, 1 swine 10 7 - - - 4 17 
L. F. Haskins, (heirs) ------ 

land 6a. 25, - - - - - 35 

Samuel W. Hoyt, - - - - - -12 00 

Charles H. Hunter, - - - - - -12 00 

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Oeorge L. Johnson, (Est.) - 

1 house 500, 1 barn 200, 1 wagon house 15, home place 94a., 



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Ansel Johnson, - - - ' - 1 

2 horses 200, 4 cows 50, 1 two-year-old 15, 2 yearlings 20, 8 
sheep 25, 2 swine 20, 1 house 250, 1 barn 75, home place 140 

a. 1000, 25 17 

Andrew Johnson. -..----- 1 

1 horse 75, - - - - - - 3 05 

Henry A. Johnson, - - - - - 1 2 00 

Lyman S. Johnson, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 50, 2 oxen 125, 9 cows 195, 2 two-year-olds 35, 1 

swine 10, 1 house 275, 1 barn 100, home place 79a. 1800, 

Abbott lot, 74a. 210, - - - - - 41 20 

William H. Johnson, - - - - - 1 

1 horse 115, 6 cows 150, 2 two-year-olds 30, 1 house 300, 1 
barn 300, home place 76a. 1500, - - - 35 fi$ 

Nelson B. Jones, (Est.) ■? 

1 horse 25, 1 house 375, 1 barn 75, home place 110a. 900 T 19 25 

k: 

Joseph H. King, (Est.) - - - - - 

1 house 100, 1 barn 100, home place 68a- 300, . 
Merriam King, ------ 

2 horses 175, 5 cows 100, I two— year-old 20, 1 house 300, 1 
barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 89a. 1100, 

1u 

George W. Lincoln, ------ 

Leonard Lincoln, ------ 

2 horses 110, 2 cows 45, 1 two-year-old 15, 2 yearlings 20, 
19 sheep 55, 1 house 400, 1 barn 400, 1 hen house 25. home 
place 293a. 1000, - - - - - 

Lucius S. Lawless, ------ 

1 horse 40, 1 cow 15, 1 two-year-old 15, - 

Mrs. David B. Lawless, ----- 

1 house 200, 1 barn 75, home place 46a. 200. 

Fred W. Lincoln, ------ 

1 horse 50, ------- 

im: 

Asa Moore, ------- 

1 house 200, 1 barn 100, 1 mill 100, home place 14a. 150, 
(exempt 500) ------ 

Myron A. Moore, ------ 

1 horse 65, ------- 

Hugh McDonald, ------ 

1 horse 25. ------ - 

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Fred N. Peirce, ------ 

1 horse 60, 2 cows 50, - 

Herbert E, Peirce, ------ 

Linus M. Peirce, ------ 

1 colt 35, 7 cows 150, 2 yearlings 15, - 

J. Foster Peirce. ------- 

Waldo H. Peirce, ------ 

money at interest 160, 1 cow 25, 1 house 325, 1 barn 100, 

home place l-2a. 25, Peirce lot 28a. 125, - - - 12 64 



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Daniel T. Peirce, - - - - - - 1 

2 oxen 95, 2 cows 40, 1 house 225, 1 barn 100, 1 Freeman 
house 75, 1 Freeman barn 25, home place 70a. 400, Freeman 
lot 4a. 35, Fish lot 10a, 50, - - - - 16 63 

€arl M. Peirce, 1 2 00 

Fred E. Peirce, 1 

1 horse 110, 4 cows 90, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 250, 1 barn 
125, home place 74a. 500, - - - - 17 19 

Herman C. Powers, - - - - - 1 

1 horse 50, - - - - - 2 70 

Bert L. Powers, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Charles L. Powers, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Fred L. Potter, - - - - - 1 2 00 

Christopher W. Paige, - - - - - - 1 

2 horses 100, 2 oxen 115, 11 cows 250, 2 swine 30, 1 house 

350, 1 barn 200, home place 104a. 2250, - - 48 13 

Charles W. Paige, - - - - - 1 2 00 

John C. Paige, - - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Warren B. Paige, - - - - 1 

1 horse 25, - " - - - - 2 35 

Edwin J. Paige, - - - - * - 1 

1 house 175, 1 barn 25, home place la. 50, Hunter lot 5a. 

100, - - - - - - - 6 90 

Mrs. David F. Peirce, - 

1 house 200, 1 barn 50, home place 2a. 75,Aiken's lot 8a. 75, 5 60 
David F. Peirce, (Est.) - 

1 house 200, 1 barn 200, home place 125a. 1600, - 28 00 

Clesson Peirce, (Est.) ------ 

1 house 950, 1 barn 100, home place 62a. 725, - - 15 05 

Appleton Peirce, (heirs) 

1 house 550, 1 barn 100, 1 mill 150, home place 45a. 525. 
Henrv lot 24a. 500, - ' - - - - 25 55 

IR, 
Alden D. Reed, ------ i 

2 horses 150, 1 colt 30, 2 oxen 50, 19 cows 420, 3 yearlings 
30, 1 swine 15, 1 house 550, 1 barn 350, 1 shed 25, home 

place 115a. 2250, - - - - - - 56 18 

Mrs. Abigail Russell. - 

1 cow 30, 1 house 450, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 32a. 

350, (exempt 500) - - - - 6 37 

s 

Joseph Stone, (Est.) ----«.„ 

1 horse 115, 3 cows 75, 1 yearling 15, 1 house 175, 1 barn 

100, home place 52a. 550, - - - - - 14 42 

Joseph N. Shaw, ------ i 

2 horses 200, 2 cows 45, 1 yearling 15, 1 swine 10, 1 house 
375, 1 barn 100, 1 shop 150, 1 horse barn 75, home place 70a. 
700, - - - - - 

Walter O. Shaw, ----- 

Howard I Shaw, ----- 

2 horses 180, 6 cows 125, 1 two-year-old 15, 2 swine 
house 250, 1 barn 150, 1 shed 50, home place 80a. 
Henry C. Shaw, - - 



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1 horse 80, *-,----% 12: 
George W. Shaw, ------ j 

2 horses 125, 2 eolts 100, 9 cows 170, 1 swine 15, 1 house 

350, 1 barn 100,- home place 60a. 1150, - - ,- 30 14 

€harles W. Shattuck, 2 

3 horses 175, 1 colt 50,-9 cows 215,1 two-year-old 15, & year- 
lings 30,- 2 swine 40, 1 house 200,-1 barn 150, home place 

100a. 800, ------- 27 45. 

Oharles H. Sturtevant, (Est.) - 

stock in trade 300, 3 horses 100 r 11 cows 210,. 3 swine 40, 1 
house 500, 1 barn 300, 1 cider mill 200, 1 carriage house 100, 
1 creamery 25, home place 78a. 1900, Peirce lot 30a. 300, qq 65 

Andrew Sanderson, - 1 

1 horse 25, 3 cows 50, 1 yearling 10. 1 house 100, 1 barn 100. 
home place 90a. 500,. - 12 99' 

George L.Stacy, - 1 

1 horse 40, ' .' - - - - - - - 2 56 

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Addison D. Thayer, - - 1 2 00' 

Mrs. A. D. Thayer, ------ 

2 horses 85, 5 cows 100, 1 two-year-old 15, 1 house 225, 1 
barn 100, 1 Snider house 25, 1 Snider barn 25 r home 
place 89a. 1000,. Snider place 30a. 200, Vaughan lot 25a. 75, 25 

Ellis A. Thayer, . - - 1 

1 horse 100, - 3 40 

Samuel Thrasher, - - - - i 

1 horse 25, 4 cows 80, 1 two-year-old 15, 1 yearling 10, 1 
house 150, 1 barn 75, home place 73a. 700, - 16 77 

Fred M. Thrasher, ------ i 

1 horse 135, - - - - - - 3 89 

William Thrasher, - - 1 

1 horse 25, - - - - - - -2 35. 

Oscar A, Titus, ------ i 

1 cow 30, 1 house 300, 1 barn 100, 1 shop 50, home place 8a. 

125,. - - - - - - - 10 47 

XT 
Henry S* Upton , ------ 1 

1 horse 25, 1 cow 20, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 150, 1 barn 75, 

1 hen house 25, home place 50a. 250, - - 9 77 

George H. Upton, ------ i 

1 horse 30, 1 cow 20, 1 house 75, 1 barn 25, home place 8a. 

125, ------- 5 85 

Willard S. Upton, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 40, 2 oxen 110, 2 cows 45, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, 

home place 59a. 400, - - - - 13 83 

Leigh ton A* Upton, 1 

1 horse 25, - - - - - - 2 36 

£rvin D, Vaughan, - - - - - - 1 

3 cows 70, 1 house 400, 1 barn 250, 1 house, (old place) 250, 

1 barn (old place) 50, home place 70a. 700, - - 26 08 



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03 

Walter S. Vaughan, ----- 1 

1 horse 30, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 8a. 100, - 6 62 

Dexter M. Vaughan, - - - - - 1 

1 house 100, 1 barn 75, home place 89a. 850, - - 16 35 

Joseph P. Vaughan, (Est.) ----- 

1 horse 25, 2 cows 45, 1 swine 20, 1 house 275, 1 barn 125, 
home place 84a. 525, - - - - 14 21 

Marcus E. Vaughan, - - - - 1 

1 horse 65, - - - - - 2 91 

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Dexter Wheelock, ------ l 

1 cow 25, 1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 33a. 150. 6 55 

Ellis White, 1 2 00 

Mrs. Ellis White, ------ 

1 house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 50a. 600, - - 11 90 

Josiah E. White, - - 1 

,2 horses 75, 2 oxen 50, 1 cow 20, 1 yearling 5, - 4 10 

Nelson Whitaker, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 125, 2 cows 45, 1 house 300, 1 barn 100, home place 

40a. 625, Titus lot 30a. 200, - 21 53 

George M. Webber, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 75, 1 cow 20, 1 house 200, 1 barn 450, home place 

118a. 1800, - - - - - 37 63 

Oliyer L. Wood, ------ i 

1 horse 90, 2 oxen 105, 9 cows 175, 3 swine 35, 1 house 200, 
1 barn 500, 1 hen house 75, 1 shed 25, home plaee 140. 1200, 
out lot 55a. 400, - - - - 41 27 

Frank T. Wood, - - - - - 1 

1 horse 100, - - . - - - 3 40 

John Wood, ------ 1 

1 house 325, 1 barn 150, home place 55a. 250, - - 12 15 

James F. Wood, ------ i 

1 horse 115, 2 cows 50, 1 swine 15, 1 shop 50, - - 5 22 

Willard A. Wetherell, ----- i 

1 house 200, 1 hen house 25, home place 5a. 25, - - 5 50 
William F. Wendemuth. 1 

2 cows 40, 2 two-year-olds 50, 1 house 175, home place 73a. 

400, 11 31 

Silas Whitaker, ----- _ 1 

1 horse 75, 1 cow 20, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, 1 hen house 
50, home place 70a. 250, - - - - 11 03 

Charles C. Young, ------ l 

5 horses 350, 10 cows 150, 6 swine 60, 1 house 175, 1 barn 

100, home place 27a. 200, - 16 49 



Non-Residents. 



PETERSHAM, 

Harrison Williams, King lot 47a. 700, - - - - 9 80 

ATHOL. 

Frank and Susan Stacy, 1 house 75, 1 barn 50, land 9a. 75 (exempt 

100) 

Lemuel R. Baker Thayer lot 10a. 75 - 

Algernon W. Pierce, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, home place 25a. 450, 

Jennings lot 15a. 150, -."---*- 
Pierce & Ellis, Jennings lot, 32a. 200, - 
Madison Pierce, 1 house 300, 1 barn 100, home place 16a, 200, Tour 

telott lot 20a. 100, (exempt 500) .... 

GREENWICH. 

Samuel B, Estey, (heirs), land 65a. 225, - 

Horace Clark, land 64a. 500, *«,.-- 

Frank C. Powers, land 30a. 300, - 

Martin Chapman, land Kellv place, 100a. 400, - 

Elery Drinkwater (est.), land 20a. 300, 

William Manly, land, 20a. 225, - 

Joseph Thrasher, land, 30a. 150, Freeman lot 6a. 20, 

Smith Cutler, land 69a. 600, - 

Chandler Powers, land 10a. 40, - 

C. A. Powers, land 25a. 200, .... 

John A. Wheeler, land 7a. 50, * 

W. P. Fry, land, 6a. 50, 

Martin E. Vaughn, Jand la. 15, - 

S. P. Bailey, Little lot 88a. 500, South lot 6a. 35, 

Charles N. Powers, laud 4a. 100, - 

H. B. Hodgkins, land 10a. 250, - 

Brigham Nutting, land 3a. 25, _ . . 

C. P. Harrington, Pine Hill 35a. 225, Arnot lot 18a. 100, 

Harrington & Vaughn, Peirce lot 20a. 200, ... 

Kul us Powers (est.), 1 house 150, 1 barn 5i>, home place 58a. 400, 

George C. Warner, land 25a. 50, - 

SPENCER. 

Merritt Hon-, land 45a. 200, - - - - 2 80 

ENFIELD. 

Susan Newbury, land 11a. 150, - - - * 2 10 

William B. Downing, Haskins lot 40a. 150, Stetson lot 150a. 500, 9 10 

Edward B. Downing, 1 house 40, laud 5a. 50, Thayer place la. 10, 1 40 

Mrs. Charles Snider, 1 house 250, 1 barn 100, home place 25a. 350, 9 80 

Woods & Ward, Hemenway lot 35a. 100, Nutting lot 30a 100, 2 80 

PELHAM. 

Joseph May hew (heirs), land 8a. 75, * 

George H. Wilson, land 18a. 100, * 

Harrison Horr's heirs, land 30a* 50, - 

David Shores, Hunt lot, 15a. 50, Abbott lot 70a. 400, Conkey lot 

64a. 550, Crossett lot 6a. 100, Johnson lot 12a. 100, 
John Van Stone, saw mill, 450, - - 

T. L< Cooke, land 10a. 50, * « - 70 



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SPRINGFIELD. 

J. M. Cowan, land 60a. 800, - - - - - 11 20 

E. W. Sanderson, Haskill lot 35 a. 500, - - - 7 00 

ORANGE. 

Harrison Barrows, 1 house 600, 1 small house 100, 1 barn 100, 1 
mill 2000, 1 Conkey house 100, 1 Conkey barn 200, land 4a. 
150, Conkey place 185a. 500, - - - - 52 50 

Luman P, Peirce, land 142a. 750, - # - - - 10 50 

AMHERST. 

John A. Peirce, land 20 a. 350, - 

T. L. Paige, land 15a. 100, 

NEW SALEM. 

Willard Putnam, land 56a. 300, - 

Frank W. Lincoln, Dunn lot 26a. 200, - 

Mrs. C. G. Vaughn, land 46a. 350, - 

J. A. Stacy, Bigelow lot, 36a. 125, 

William Condy, land 14a. 100, - 

David Hamilton, land 14a. 200, - - - 

Joseph White, 1 house 75, 1 barn 100, home place 100a. 700, 

Edward A. Freeman, Peirce lot, 6a. 40, - 

John Arnot, land 18a. 50, Caswell lot 77 a. 350, 

Andrew Cadritt, Jr., 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, Brigham place 83a. 850, 14 70 

Mrs. D. E. Powers, land 25a. 100, 

Mrs. Mary Mathews, 1 house 100, -'.."... 

William Orcutt, land 30a. 350, - 

John Hunt, 3 horses 325, 6 cows 90, 2 two year olds, 25, 5 

lings, 50, 2 barns 200, home place 29a. 275, Hunt lot 20a. 250, 

SHUTESBURY. 

George A. Berry, Ashley lot 30a. 150, Aldrich lot 10a. 50, 

Harrison Hamilton, land 7a. 75, 

William H. Hernenway, school lot 25a. 1500, 

Myron A. Peirce, land 65a. 250, 

LEVERETT. 

Rulus Fitts, land 15a. 75, 

OHIO. 

Theodore Lindsey, 1 house 350, land 3a. 250, 

DANA. 

Jason Powers (heirs), land 150a. 400, - 

Grover & Doane, land 75a. 350, - 

William B. Lincoln, land, 100a. 450, ...... 

Lewis Doubleday, land 8a. 50, -.-.-..,. 

S. F. Lindsey's heirs, land 40a. 300, - 

Lucius Donbleday, land 28a. 250, - 

L. & R. Doubleday, land 54a. 100, 

Charles Lindsey's heirs, 1 house 50, Brush Mountain lot £ 

Humes Pasture lot 27a. 270, J. W. Lindsey place, 95a. 250, 
J. S. Brown, land, 4a. 10, - 

Joseph Recor, land 45a. 125, - 
Recor & Carey, land 30 a 100, 

WARE. 

\ Milton Lewis (heirs) land 15a. 50, --'.-'- 70 

HARDWICK. 

George D. Paige, land 60a. 200, - - - - 2 80 
B. F. Paige, Stacy place, 120a. 900, - - - - 12 60 



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BARRE. 

Roxanna Brown, Oakes Pasture, 22a. 250, - - - 3 50 

Lucius C.Dresser, 1 house 75, 1 barn 100, land Powers place, 170a. 

260, 5 95 

WORCESTER. 

Martha A. Burgess, land 7a. 125, - - - - 1 75 

NEW YORK. 

Frazier & Co., Baker place, 2a. 100, Darby lot, 40a. 500, - 8 40 

HARTFORD, CONN. 

Harry Mathews, Osborne lot 10a. 150, - - - 2 10 

WARREN. 

E. 0. Gary, 1 house 150, 1 barn 125, Wheeler place 67a. 525, - 11 20 

NORTH GARDNER.. 

Frank J. Berry, land la. 50, 70 

LIST OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY EXEMPT 

FROM TAXATION. 

Abigail Russell, real estate, - 500 00 

Charlotte F. Gilbert, 1 house 400, 1 barn 25, land la. 50, - 475 00 

Mary Cooley, land, -- - - - - - 100 00 

Congregational Society, 1 church 600, 1 house 700, 1 barn 200, 

land 11a. 500, - ... 2000 00 

United Brethren Society, 1 church, . - - 300 00 

lanthia Brown, real estate, - 500 00 

Amelia Root, land 22a. 150, - - - - - 150 00 

Eunice M. Abbott, land 10a. 50, - - - - - 50 00 

Mary Abbott, real estate, - 500 00 

Susan Stacy, real estate, - 100 00 
Daniel R. Potter, 1 house 150, barn 75 1 hen house, 15, land 

Ua. 25, - 265 00 
S. Augusta Johnson (heirs) 1 house 125, 1 barn 200, land 88a, 

1050, 1375 00 

Asa Moore, real estate, ------ 500 00 

Madison Peirce, real estate, - 500 00 
Louise Chamberlain, 1 house, 175. 1 barn 25, 1 shop 25, land 3a. 

75, 300 00 

Mrs. Andrew Garlic, real estate, - ... 500 00 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Number of residents assessed on property, - 117 

Number of non-residents assessed on property, - 80 

Number of persons assessed on property, - 209 

Number of persons assessed for poll tax only, - 33 

Total number of persons assessed, - 242 

Number of polls assessed. - 128 

Tax on each poll, ------ 2 00 

Value of assessed personal estate, - 21,335 00 

Value of buildings, excluding land. - 45,220 00 

Value of land, excluding buildings, - 93,600 00 

Total valuation May 1st,, 1893, - 160,155 00 



29 

TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES, INCLUD- 
ING OVERLAYINGS. 



On personal estate, - 


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298 69 


On real estate, - 


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1943 48 


On polls, - 




256 00 


Total, 


2498 17 


Bate per $1000 - 


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129 




Cows " 


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Sheep " - 


50 




neat cattle other than assessed, 


110 




swine assessed, - - 


57 




dwelling houses, 


110 




.acres of land assessed, 


10,923 





WALDO H. PEIRCE,") Assessors 
MERRIAM KING, > of 
ELMER M. AIKEN, ) Prescott 



Supplement No. 2 to Frescotf Free Public Library. 

Author. Title. No 

L. M. Alcott, Jack and Jill, - - 622 

Life Letters and Journals, - 628> 

Under the Lilacs, -•-.-..-.. 624 

B. M. Alden, Pansy, 1892, - 625 

Pansy, 1891, - - - - - - 626 

S, P. Allen, Down in Dixie, - - 627 

ft. M. Ballantyne, Blue Lights, - 628 

Floating Light, - - •*- - 629 

L. C. Baker, Secret Service in the late Civil War, - - 680 

L. Bates, That Boy of Newkirks, - - - - 631 

W. Besant, For Faith and Freedom, - 632 

W. Black, Story of Ohio, - - 633- 

Daughter of Heth, - - - - - 634 

Shandon Bells, - 635 

R. D. Blackmore, Cripps the Carrier, - 636 

B. F. Bourne, Captive in Patagonia, - 637 
Lady Brassey, Voyage in the Sunbeam, - 638- 
Mary D. Brine, Little Daughter's Pleasure Book, - - 639 
R. N. Carey, Aunt Diana, ----- 640 

Esther, ------ 641 

For Lillias, - - . - 642 

Not Like Other Girls, - - - 643 

Mary St. John, ----- 644 

Only the Governess, - 645 

Charles, The Bertram Family, ----- 646 

J . F. Cooper, Red Rover, - - 647 

C. E. Craddock, Where the Battle was fought, - - - 648 
Hugh Craig, Life of Chinese Gordon, - - - . 649 
Mrs. Custer, Tenting on the Plains, - 650 
Crozier & Henderson. How the Farm Pays, - - 651 
J. W. Dawson, A Story of Earth and Man, - - - 652 
C. Dickens, Little Dorritt, ----- 653 
H. Drummond, Natural Law, - - - - -. 6-34 

Tropical Africa, - 555 

Paul D11 Chaillu, My Apingi Kingdom, - 606 

Stories of the Gorilla County . - - 657 

Frances Eaton, Queer Little Princess, - 658 

Geo. Ebers, Bride of the Nile, - - 659 

An Egyptian Princess, - - 660 

Uarda, -- - - - - 661 



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lEd. S-. Ellis, Lost in tlie Wilds, 

%. W. Emerson, Representative Man, - 

J. H. Ewing, Jan of the Windmill, 

Lob-Lie by the Fire, *■ 

F. W. Farrar, Earlv day of Christianity, 

O. W. Feuillet, Romance of a Poor Young Man, 
Jessie Fothergill, Kith and Kin, - 

W. Lee Goss, Tom Clifton, - 

Edward E. Hale, New England Boyhood, - 
Family Flight around Home, 
Mary C, Hay, The Arundel Motto, 

'Old Myddleton's Moneys 

The Squire's Legacy, 
N. Hawthorne, House of the Seven Gables, 

Mosses from an Old Manse, 

G. A. Henty, Fighting the Saracens, - 

The Lion of St. Mark, 
Wm. H G. Kingston, Peter the Ship Boy, 

Virginia, 
Sam'! Kneeland, American in Iceland, 
T. W. Knox, Boy Travelers in Great Britain and Ireland, 
Uncle Lawrence, In Search of a Son, 7 

Arthur Lewis, George Maxwell Gordon, 
H. W. Longfellow, Outre Mer, - 

D. Lathrop, Lathrop's Annual, - 

Wm, M. Thayer, Fort Sumpter to Roanoke Island, 
Roanoke Island to Murfresboro, 
Murfresboro to Fort Pillow, 
Fort Pillow to the End, 

E. Lyall, In the Golden Days, 

M. Maartins, Sin of Joost Avelingh, - 
J. H. McCarthy, Ireland Since the Union, 
James Ma'cauley, Grey Hawk, 
Geo. McDonald, A Double Story, - 

Princess and Curdie, - 

Donal Grant, ->'•*.» 
E. Marlett, In the Schilling's court, 

The Owl House, 
Capt. Maryatt, Masterman Ready, - - «■ • 

J. H. Matthews. Harry and Fred's Story Book, 
i Morris, Farming for Boys, - - 

L. Muhlbach, Frederic the Great and his Court, 



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669 

670 

671 

672 

673 

674 

675 

676 

677 

678 

679 

680 

681 

682 

683 

684 

685 

686 

687 

688 

689 

690 

691 

692 

693 

694 

695 

696 

697 

698 

699 

700 

701 
702 

703 



32 

Max O^Rell. A Frenchman in America, - 70# 

James Parton, Eminent Women, - 70& 

Wm. Pittenger, Great Locomotive Chase, - 70& 

E. P. Roe, Barriers Burned Away, - 707 

A Face Illumined, - 70$ 

From Jest to Earnest, - 709- 

He Fell in Love With his Wife y - - 710 

Near to Nature's Heart, - 711 

What Can She Do? - - 712 

John Ruskin, Crown of Wild Olives, - 713 

Sesame and Lilies, - 714 

W. C. Russell, Master Rockfellars' Voyage, - - - 715 

M. Scott, Tom Cungles' Log, ... - . 716 

M. Sidney, Five Little Peppers Midway, - 717 

The Golden West, 718 

Our Town, - 719 

W. G. Simms, Beauchampe, ----- 720 

Border Beagles, - - 721 

Katherene Walton, - - - - - 722 

The Wigwam and Cabin, - 723 

Yemasee, . - - - - - 724 

W. P. Stanley, Our Week Afloat, - 725 

H. B. Stowe, My Wife and I, - 726 

Poganuc People, - - - - - 727 

W. M. Thayer, From Tannery to White House, - - 728 

From Boyhood to Manhood, - - 729 

D. P. Thompson, May Marten, ----- 730 

Miss Thackeray, Story of Elizabeth, - - - 731 

J. T. Trowbridge, The Scarlet Tanager, - - 732 

J. Verne, The Mysterious Island, ----- 733 

Wm. Ware, Aurelian, - - - - 734 

F. M. Whitcher, Widow Bedott's Papers, - • - 735 
A. J. Wauters, Stanley's Emin Pasha Expedition, - - 736 
M. E. Wilkins, The Pot of Gold, - - - - 737 
Geo. Williams, Bullet and Shell, ... - 738 
K. T. Woods, Out and About, 739 

Dick Sylvester, 740 

C. Yonge, The Dove in the Eagles' Nest, - - - 741 

Sam'l W, Baker, Eight years' Wanderings in Ceylon, - 742 

The Scripture Club, - - - - 743 

I. C. Barrows, Manual Training in Schools, . - - - 744 



OFFICIAL REPORTS 



—OF THE 



TOWN OF PRESCOTT, 



-FOR- 



^1894-5.^ 



WITH THE 






i jl i u i mm ~*»*-9-i** m> < . 



ATHOL. MASS., 
P^IKtED by Athol Trws^uft Co., Nos. it akp 43 Exchange St , 

1895. 



Annual Report 



OE^ THE 

BOARD OF ROAD COMMISSION 


m\ 


EXPENSE REPAIRING HIGHWAYS 


WITH SCRAPER 


APRIL AND MAY, 1894. 


Paid Ellis Thayer for labor, 


$36 00 


W. O. Haskins, " 


- 27 12 


James "Wood, " 


27 65 


Win. Dickey, " 


- 31 85 


Wm. Thrasher, " 


29 92 


L. Stone, " 


- 24 90 


Chas. Haskins, " - 


11 37 


W. H. Pierce, " 


5 77 


Harry Abbott, " - 


1 75 


Erving Yaughau, " 


1 22 


Chas. Cogswell, labor and team, 20 days, 


140 00 


Board bill of Cogswell, - - 


- 12 83 


for scraper blades and bolts, 


16 50 


for sharpening bars, 


20 


for oil, 


30 


Ellis Thayer, official business, 


2 00 


James Wood, " " 


2 00 


W. 0. Haskins, " 


1 00 


Total 
Work, carting, drilling, etc., in month 


^T 


of June, 1894. 


W. O. Haskins, labor, 


$20 30 


J. F. Wood and horse, " 


- 30 87 


Ellis Thayer " " - 


36 00 


Leon Stone, " 


- 18 00 


G. L. Stacy, " ' " ' 


18 90 


Wm. Thrasher, " 


8 50 


Joseph Hamilton. " 


1 00 


Dynamite and cap?. 


- 21 70 


Powder fuse, - - - - 


.1 62 


Drills, f- ■.■- t 


r - o 


10 



IN 



'2 38 





35 


1 


00 


5 


15 




25 


1 


25 


1 


75 


o 
o 


00 


3 


00 



Sharpening drills, - - - - 1 00 

Wm. Dickey, labor, - - - 24 15 

Total, 180 19 

Expense of repairing highways and bridges during September 
and October. 
Paid for sewer pipe. - - - - -13 58 

Freight on same, - 

Scythe and snathe, - 

W. O. Haskins, labor, - - 

W. H. Peirce, repairing pipe, - 

J. F. Wood for sleepers and labor building- 
bridge near Mark Vaughan's, 

J. F. and John Wood, blasting, - 

Plank, 

J. F. Wood, repairing and building small bridges, 

Total, — 29 33 

Expense of repairing highways and bridges and erecting nearly 
1000 feet of railing in month of November, 1894. 
Paid J. A. Stacy for 734 feet of railing delivered, 

J. F. Wood, labor, cutting and erecting railings, 

G. L. Stacy, labor, - 

W. O. Haskins, labor, - 

J. F. Wood, repairing bridge, - 

Spikes, - . - 

100 feet of plank of L. Lawless, 

Dexter Wheelock, labor, - 

Harry Abbott, labor, - 

J. F. Wood, official business, 

Total, 

Total cost of iron bridge erected in the month of August 189 
including railings, stone work and grading. 
Paid Canton Bridge Co., - - - $500 00 

J. F. Wood, labor, - - - 21 97 

Ellis Thayer, " ... 16 88 

W. O. Haskins " - - - 12 25 

Silas Whitaker, " - - - 7 52 

Frank Wood, - - - - 1 75 

W. H. Peirce, - - - 10 50 

John Powers, drawing stone, G 50 

Wv>>- Simmons. "• " = * 5 25 



$7 


34 


5 


25 


•2 


25 




10 




50 




58 


(J 


00 




75 




25 


1 


50 



Levi Lincoln, labor, - 

John Wood, " ... 

Geo. Shippee, «-■*-- 

J. F. Wood, use of horse, 

Railings, - 

Sharpening tools, -.--.- 

2189 feet of plank, 

COST OF WATERING TROUGHS. 

Paid for tubs, - 

Hooping same, -■-._-.- 

for pipe, - 

James Wood, labor, 3 days. - 

John Wood, "2 " 

Joseph Harrington, " 1 1-2 u - 

Henry Vaughan, " 1 i( 

Pipe contributed by H. Barrows, 50 ft., 

Appropriated by town, 

Contributed by individuals, 

W. O. HASKIXS, 
ELLIS THAYER, 
JAMES F. WOOD, 



1 10 






12 40 






1 50 






5 25 






1 50 






1 10 






31 52 








$( 


36 99 




G5 






1 75 






2 40 






4 50 






3 00 






2 25 






1 50 






1 00 










17 05 
10 00 




7 05 


Road 




Commissioners. 



Annual Report 

OP THE 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN. 



r J\> Tin-; Citizens of Pkescott;— 

SNOW BILLS, SPRING OF 1894. 

Paid John F. Cowan. - - - - $2 85 

C, W. Paige, 2 97 

John C. Paige, .... 4 28 

Ervin D. Vaughan, - - - - 112 

J. M. Harrington, ... 1 35 

W. S. Vaughan, - - - - L 95 



SIS 62 



J. N. Hamilton. - 50 

George \V. Shaw, ... - 3 60 

TOWN FARM.— Ck. 

Received from sale of grass, 

" " apples, 

Due from M. A. Peiree, for barn, 

" J. M. Aiken for use of pasture, 

Dr. 

Paid W. M. Aldrich for selling grass, 

$199 05 
PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS: 

To D. R Potter, - - - - - $10 00 

Marian L. Potter, - - - - 32 00 

George H. Upton, - - - 40 00 

W- A. Wetherell, - - - - 40 00 

Mariah R. Wetherell, - - - 40 00 

Jason M. Pierce, - - - - 12 00 

Dexter M.Vaughan, - - - 21 00 

$225 00 



$94 05 




32 50 




50 00 




25 00 






$201 05 






2 00 



1 
TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid Frank T. Wood for services as Superinten- 
dent of Schools, - - * $32 00, 
Daniel T. Peirce, sealer, - - - 3 00 
Charles H. Hunter, Collector, - - 50 00 
J. M. Harrington, Auditor, - - - 2 00 
F. N. Peirce, Treasurer, - - 25 00 
" " Registrar of Voters, - - 3 00 
W. II. Peirce for services as Selectman, Assess- 
or, Overseer of the Poor, and Registrar, 51 25 
Merriam King for services as Selectman, As- 
sessor, Overseer of the Poor, and Regis- 
trar, - - - - 31 00 
Elmer M. Aiken for services as Selectman, As- 
sesser, Overseer of the Poo. and Regis- 
trar, - - - - - 33 75 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid II. I. Shaw for keeping two tramps, - $2 00 
" " u going to Athol to get reports 

printed, - - - - - 2 75 

II. 1. Shaw for going to depot after reports, 50 

Athol Transcript Co. for printing reports, - 23 50 

Daniel T. Peirce fcr services as sealer, 1893, 3 00 

For council, - - - - 2 00 

J. M. Harrington, assistance in finding bounds, 1 ) 

For auction bills, - - - - 110 

Treasurer of Library, - - 3 ) 00 

C. C Young for damage to team on Egypt road, 8 50 

Repairs on Town Hall lamps, - - 1 00 

W. M. Aldrich for services as ballot clerk, 1 50 

J. D. Barnes, " "«'■', 1 50 

E. J. Paige, for keeping five tramps, - 6 25 
W. F. Wendemuth for services as forest fire 

ward, - - - - - 1 50 

For printing cattle commissioners' order, 6 00 

" janitor at Town Hall, - 2 00 

C. W. Berry for going with hearse, - - 8 00 

E. M. Aiken, " " - 2 00 

" " inspector of cattle, - 5 00 



$234 00 



7 


35 


5 


25 


2 


00 


o 
O 


00 


4 


22 


1 


00 


11 


34 


818 62 


1,250 81 


225 


00 


234 


00 


149 


16 


342 


50 


1,024 62 


o 


00 



8 

J. D. Barnes, " " - - - 5 90 

F. N. Peirce for recording' births, deaths, and 

marriages, - 

F. X. Peirce, Justice fees, 

" meeting town clerks at Enfield, 
W. II. Peirce, expenses out of town, 
U. C. Ellis, for paint for cemetery fence, 
Dr. S. Witt, " returning births, 
For postage, express and stationery, 

$149 16 
RECAPITULATION 

Paid snow bills, 1894, 

Road Commissioners' orders, 
State Aid, - 

Town officers, - 

Miscellaneous, - 

Support of paupers, 
• k schools. 
For Town Farm, - 

Total orders given, - $3,246 71 

LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 

Hampshire Savings Bank, - - $500 00 

For support of M. NT. Horr, - - 50 00 

" " Lucy A. Rider, - - 21 36 

" " Mrs. Lincoln. - - 5 00 

Outstanding order, 10 00 

$586 36 

RESOURCES. 

Due from State for State Aid, 

" Town of Millis, 

" J. M. Aiken for use of pasture, 

" C. H. Hunter, Collector of Taxes, 

" State for lunatic pauper, 

Amount of schools books on hand, 

Cash in hands of Treasurer, 

$1,845 80 

Balance in favor of town, - - 1,259 44 

WALDO H. PEIRCE,^ Selectmen 
MERRIAM KING, S of 

ELMER M. AIKEN. ) Prescott. 



$309 


00 


5 


71 


25 00 


429 


57 


42 


71 


249 


29 


784 


52 



!) 



Report of the Overseers of tie Poor. 



Paid Town of Ludlow for support of Monroe N. 

Horr, - - - - - - $57 00 

For support of Betsy Berry, - 8 00 

" " James M. Stacy, - - 26 40 

" " Mrs. S. Lincoln, - 81 64 

" " Lucy A. Rider, - - 169 46 



Received of Charles W. Berry for support of 

Betsy Berry, $8 00 

Received of Town of Millis for support of Mrs. 

Lincoln, - 80 93 

u of State for support of Lucy A. Eider, 105 75 



Total cost of Poor, 



$342 50 



$194 68 
147 82 



WALDO H. PEIRCE,^ Overseers 
MERRIAM KING, } of the 
ELMER M. AIKEN, ) Poor. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

MONTHLY STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS OF TREASURER 

FOR 1894. 

March 14, received balance from settlement, 

15, '• C. C.YouDg, balance of tax for 

1892, 

received sale of grass on Town Farm for 

189;), 

Apr. 10, received Collector 189:3 tax, 

May 8, received Town of Millis, 
u pef. tier's license. 
16, " State Treasurer, 

June 13, " John Powers, note and interest, 

23, " Hampshire Savings, 

July 12, " Collector tax 1893, 

21, " for use of Town Farm pasture 

for 1893, .... 25 00 

Aug. 1, received for sale of grass on Town Farm, 

189-1, 9 00 

8, received for license for slaughtering, l 00 

29, " from Collector, - - 180 00 

Sept. 4, ««"--- 257 22 

10, " " Hampshire Savings, 500 00 

26, . " " Collector, - - 200 00 

28, " " Town of Millis, - 27 00 

Oct. 1, J < « Collector, - - 92 00 

5, " " State Treasurer, - 31 G9 

15, " <•' sale of apples on Town 

Farm, - - - - - 16 2.3 

Nov. 1, received from Collector, - 84 56 

28, " «... 100 00 



$48 1 


.i - 


32 


97 


11 


22 


350 00 


125 


00 


i7 


50 


1 

9 1 


od 


1 

21 


DO 


300 


00 


20 


00 



Dec. 1 





21 




i 




28 




a 


Jan. 


22 
2G, 
30 


, 1895, 

a 


a 
a 


Feb 


7. 


a 


ii 




8 
9, 


a 

a 


Ci 

a 




11 


a 


a 




15 


a 
a 
a 

a 


a 
u 
a 
a 



11 

" State Treasurer, Corpora' 
tion Bank tax and State Aid, 
received from State Treasurer Reemburs 
ment, -—,.--,- 
received from Collector 1893 tax, 

sale of apples on Town Farm, 

Collector, 

County Treasurer dog fund, 

State Treasurer school fund, 

sale of ink, 

" grass on Town Farm, 

Town of Millis, 

balance of 1893 tax, 

Collector, 

sale of Town Farm house, 

Collector, 

sale of grass on Town Farm, 

C. AV. Berry for support of 
Betsy Berry, -. 

received from New Salem for tuition, 
Income from other sources, 



384 87 



-12 


71 


17 


00 


16 


25 


110 


00 


38 


85 


300 


00 




50 


58 


G3 


38 


93 


11 


99 


175 


45 


9 


00 


574 


00 


29 


43 


8 


00 


18 


00 


14 


37 



$4,794 04 



MONTHLY STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES FOR 1894. 
Mar. 14, PaidAssessors" certificate of abatement, 3 20 

83 31 

15 00 

62 50 

94 06 

372 38 

326 72 

5 55 

180 19 

24 92 

42 25 

3 00 

20 00 

•-.,... - 5 82 

50 00 

3 00 

23 00 

50 45 



Apr. 


7, 


Selectme 


n's orders, 




11, 


a 


a 




17, 


a 


ii 


May 


5, 


a 


a 




28, 


u 


a 


June 


2, 


a 


a 




15, 


a 


it 




26, 


(( 


a 


July 


7, 


a 


ii 




9, 


a 


a 




17, 


ii 


a 




28, 


a 


a 


Aug. 


4, 


a 


a 




10, 


a 


a 




12, 


a 


a 




25, 


a 


a 


Sept. 


1,. 


. ..<.'. 


a 



12 

586 90 

23 00 

75 GO 

42 71 

286 78 

12 38 

15 00 

8 00 

1 25 

282 50 

23 00 

1 50 

37 85 

32 37 

1G0 00 

19 00 

42 71 

12 50 

6 00 

6 25 

5 60 
19 00 

G 30 
10 00 

6 00 
10 00 

igs, 307 20 

1 50 

" , - 00 

Assessors' Certificate of abatement, 2 00 

Selectmen's orders, - - 120 20 

15, " - - - - 207 90 

" ... io 72 

" - - - - 8 00 

"■-■-- 241 22 



6, 


u 


" _ • 


29, 


it 


a 


6, 


it 


a 


8, 


it 


a 


10, 


County tax, 




District Court, 


27, 


Selectmen's order?, 


h 




a 


8, 


Secretary 


of Commonwealth, 




Selectmen 


's orders, 


24, 




n 


27, 




a 


28, 




a _ 


1, 




a _ 




State tax, 


- 


29, 


Selectmen 


i's orders, 


5, 1895, 


* 


it 


7, 




a 


8, 




it 


10, 




a 


12, 




ii 


26, 




a 


9 




a 


-J 




a _ 


4, 




a 


4, 




a 


4, 


Note and Int. at Hampshire St 


12, 


Selectmen's orders, 



$4,009 52 

Cash on hand to balance - - - 784 52 



4,794 04 
FRED N. raiRCE, Treasurer. 



Report of the 

School Committee 



FOR THE YEAR 1891-5. 



1— <»» ■ <%> ^^— 

RECEIPTS. 








Balance on band from last year, 


$228 07 






Town appropriation, - - 


300 00 






State school fund, - 


300 00 






Income from dog tax, ... 


38 85 






Received from town of New Salem, 


18 00 










$885 


82 






EXPENDITURES. 








Paid teachers' salaries, - 


- $850 00 






town of Dana for tuition, - 


9 00 






for fuel, - 


45 00 






for care of iires and rooms, 


25 50 











929 


50 


Overdrawn, - 


- 


43 


68 


Balance from last years transportation, 


11 25 






Expended, - 


45 00 


o 
O 




Overdrawn, - 





75 


Balance from last year, text books and supplies, 


$84 32 






Town appropriation, - 


25 00 






Expended, - 


44 13 






Balance, - 


- 


$65 


19 


Paid for stove at No. 1, 


5 00 






" chairs " 


CO 






" glass, " - 


14 






" repairs, . <•' 


25 


<$>i\ 


00 



ITEMS OF EXPENSE. 

Paid town of Dana for tuition of one scholar 30 

week?, '- $9 00 



u 

FOR TEACHERS. 

Paid Fannie Grover for 10 weeks, - - $55 00 

Estella A. Vaughn, " - - 75 00 

Lizzie Wesson, ■ " - .55 00 

Alice Wood, " - 50 00 

Fannie Vaughn, 5 weeks, - - 25 00 

Annie Berry, 10 weeks, - GO 00 

Mrs. A. L. Brown, " - 7. 3 00 

Mrs. C. L. Powers, C weeks, - 45 00 

Grace Thayer, 10 weeks, 45 00 

Alice Wood for 10 weeks, - - 50 00 

Annie Berry, 4-5 " - 5 CO 

Henry Vaughn, 10 " - - GO 00 

Alice Wood, 10 " - - 50 00 

Mrs. A. L. Brown, 10 " - - mi 00 

Grace Thayer, 10 " - - 55 00 

Arthur I. Powers, 9 1-5 weeks, - - 64 40 

FOR FUEL. 

Paid P. llannuni for two and one-half cords wood. $7 50 

F. T. Wood for sawing wood, - - 2 50 

Erving Vaughn for four and 1-2 cords of wood. 11 25 
George II. Upton for one and one-halt cords wood, 8 75 
F. T. Wood for drawing, sawing and housing 

the same, 
F. T. Wood for kindling, 
Geo. H. Allen for one-half cord of wood, 
Daniel Beecher for sawing one-half cord of 

wood and putting the same in shed. 
Daniel Beecher for kindling, 
George Wa ugh 
Alice Wood " - 



FOR CARE OF FIRES AND ROOM 



Paid Otto Ilulbert, 
Daniel Beecher. 
Fred Powers. 
Harold Teirce, 
Blanche Upton, 
George Waugh, 





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25 


H 


1 50 


L 


75 


- 


1 00 




1 00 


- 


50 




4 2:> 




1; 50 




3 50 




1 00 




1 75 







•915 00 



$2b 50 



15 

Clarence Barnes, .... 2 50 

Alice Wood, - 2 50 

Mrs. Herman Powers, for washing No. 2 floor, 50 

Edwin Paige, " No. 3 " 50 

FOR TRANSPORTING PUPILS. 

Paid West C. Aldrich for transporting pupils to No. 4, $45 00 

FOR TEXT BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 

Paid Ginn & Co. for school books, 
American Book Co. for chart, 
Silver, Burdett & Co. for school books, 
for supplies and repairs, 

'i _ _ _ _ 

for freight on books and chart, 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid for store at No. 1 house, 

" chair " - 

" two 9x13 glass, - 

II. I. Shaw for repairs No. 3, 

Total expenditures, - 

Cr. by cash from town of New Salem, 
Gives the actual cost of schools, 

BOOK ACCOUNT. 

Estimated value, April 1st, 1894, 

Books, chart and supplies purchased, 

Estimated loss by use, 
Estimated value March 1st, 1895, 

REMARKS. 

There has been thirty weeks of school the past year, divided into 
three terms at five different houses with the exception of No. 1 of the 
spring term, w 7 hen the scholars were conveyed to No. 4 at an expense 
of $45.00. 

The general attendance has been good, and the result, on the 
whole, satisfactory. We have had two scholars from New Salein at No. 
5 the past year, lowering the expense somewhat there. We have also 
schooled one at North Dana at an expense of $9,00,. which is much; 
cheaper than we could hare done otherwise. 



$17 29 




15 00 




6 81 




1 20 




2 04 




1 79 







$44 13 


$5 00 




60 




14 




25 

$18 00 


$5 99 
$1,024 62 




$1,006 62 


$255 16 




44 13 

$50 00 


$299 29 




$249 29 



16 

We have quite a fair amount of supplies on hand, but books are 
somewhat short in some kinds, especially Spellers, Primers and Geog- 
raphies. The houses as a whole are in good repair, with the exception 
of No's. 3 and 5, which need a new door in the entry, also No. 1 needs 
a slight repair. We recommend that $500 be appropriated for schools, 
$150 for transportation of pupils, $25 for text books and supplies. 

Our surplus or overlay money is somewhat exhausted at the 
present time, and if there is to be five schools kept moro money must 
be raised and appropriated for school purposes. It has cost $850 the 
past year for teachers, which may seem a large price, but when you 
take into consideration that there has been five schools instead of three, 
you will see that the programme is somewhat changed. We will admit 
that it is cheaper to convey pupils so as to have only two or three 
schools, but does it give as good satisfaction? Our schools are all small 
and far between at the best, and when only three sue kept it is still 
farther. There are some scholars that w r ill be likely to want conveyance 
even if five schools are kept. In the west part of the town there are 
quite a few scholars at the present time that will want some accommo^ 
elation. 

ItOLL OF HONOR. 

PERFECT IX ATTENDANCE THREE TERMS. 

AnniseE. Stacy, Minnie E. Brown, Flora E. Brown, George Waugh, 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE TWO TERMS. 

Oscar A. Stacy, Merl R. Brown, Blanche Upton, Arthur Owen, 
Florence Waugh, Otto Hulbert, Jennie Gotha, Jesse Haskins. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE ONE TERM. 

Grace Young, Hattie Paige, El vie Paige, Harold Peirce, Ida 
Waugh, Laura S. Peirce, Mabel Haskins, Vertine Aldrich, Mattie 
Blinn, John Russell, Ruth Grover, Clarence Barnes. 
Number of children between the ages of 5 and 15, - G7 

Total enrollment, - - -', ."" 78 

For the School Committee, 

HOWARD I. SHAW, Superintendent of Schools. 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

ESTELLA A. VAUGHN, Sec, term expires 1897. 
FREDERICK N. PEIRCE, " " 1896. 

HOWARD I. SHAW, Snpt., •• - 1895. 

TRUANT OFFICERS. 

James F. Wood, Charles H. Hunter, Henry N. Grover, 



17 



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8-31 


7.96 


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3rd term. 


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5 


4.5 


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1st term, 


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11.75 


11.4 


Fannie G rover, - - 


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10 


8 


7.65 


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8 


7.65 


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7.11 


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Annie Berry, - - - 


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Arthur I. Powers, - - 


28 


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1st term, 


19 


16.7 


15.41 


Estella A. Vaughn, 


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2nd term, 


19 


17.37 


15.75 


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13.50 


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Lizzie Wesson, - - - 


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8 


. 7 


6.67 


Grace Thayer, - - - 


18 


10 


6 


6 








3rd term, 


7 


6.83 


6.52 


Henry Vaughn, - - 


24 


10 


2 


7 





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1st term, 


7 


7 


6.96 


Alice Wood, - - - 


20 


10 


6 


7 








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7 


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Report of the Trustees 

OF THE 

PRESCOTT FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



At the close of the fourth year since its foundation, the Trustees of 
the Prescott Free Public Library present the following report. 

More and more of our citizens, from year to year, take advantage 
of the means of obtaining good reading, which the library affords, and 
this year has been no exception to the rule. Indeed, when w T e consider 
the fact that the period which this report covers is five weeks less than 
a full year, owing to the change of time of holding town meeting, and 
also the fact that 1122 books have been taken out during that period, it 
is evident that an average of more books per week have been taken out 
than was the case last year. 

We can find little fault with the condition of most of the books 
when returned to the Library, though a few show evidence of careless 
handling. 

Though the town appropriated little more than half as much money 
as usual for our use this year, yet we were able to purchase quite a 
goodly number of bcoks, as prices are very low. 

Miss. E. P. Sohier of the State Library Commission has purchased 
for us this year, as indeed she has ever since the formation of the Li- 
brary, those books that have been added by purchase to the Library. 
She has also received and sent to us, free of expense, several donations 
of books. 

The number of new books added to the Library the past year is 97, 
of which 60 were purchased from town appropriation, and 37 were 
donations. 

The donations were ten from ex-Mayor Hayes of Lynn, six from 
citizens of Boston, four from Anna Cabot Lodge, the mother of our 
junior senator, four from a book club in Boston, and thirteen from the 
Commonwealth* 



19 

Seven of the last Darned donations are public documents and reports, 
and have not been catalogued, but may be seen at the Library | 

The total number of volumes now in the Library both bound and 
unbound, is about 900. 

Mr. Henry L. Berry has been engaged to serve as librarian another 
year. 

The following is a statement of the receipts and expenditures for 
the year 1894-5. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand from last year, - - - $8 GQ 

Town appropriation, ----- 30 00 

Sale of catalogues, - 50 

Fines, ------- 15 

$39 25 



EXPENDITURES. 

Purchase of books, - - - - - $20 00 

Printing labels, - - - - - 1 25 

Salary of Librarian, - - - - 10 00 



31 25 



Balance on hand, - $8 00 

The Trustees whose term expires March 4, 1895, are C. E. Hough- 
ton and H. C. Powers. 

For the Trustees, 

W". F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. 
Prescott, Feb. 12, 1895. 



Valuation and Taxes. 

—OF THE— 

TOWN OF PRESCOTT 



MAY 1, 1894. 



Names and valuation. g. Tax 



•A. 

West C. Aldrich, ....... l 

stock in trade 500, 2 horses 100, 1 cow 30, 9 56 

Warren M. Aldrich, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

W. C. & W. M. Aldrich, 

1 house 225, 1 barn 75, 1 store building 200, home place 65a 

500, Conkev lot 11a 25, - - - 12 30 

Milo W. Abbott, 1 

1 horse 100, 2 cows 35, 1 swine 8, 1 house 400, 1 barn 75, 1 

shed 25, home place 64a 700, - - - - 18 12 

Harry W. Abbott, ...... l 

3 yearlings 35, - - - - - 2 42 

Bert C. Abbott, - - - - - - - 1 2 00 

C. J. & Mary Abbott, ..... 

1 house 600, 1 barn 150, home place 80a 1500, Egypt lot 10a 

125, (exempt 500) 22 50 

Charles J. Abbott, ---..- l 

1 horse 35, 5 cows 110, - - - - - 3 74 

John F. Aiken, ...... i 

1 horse 110, 11 cows 300, 5 swine 50, 1 house 350, 1 barn 
250, 1 horse barn 75, home place 60a 1050, sprout lot 8a 

125, Berry lot 12a 125, 31 22 

Elmer M. Aiken, ...... l 

2 horses 200, 22 cows 550, 1 yearling 10, 6 swine 60, Pierce 

lot 55a 300, - - - - - - ' - 15 44 

James M. Aiken, ...... i 

1 horse 25, 2 oxen 90, 12 cows 280, 2 vearlings, 30, 6 swine 

55, 1 house 450, 1 barn 200, home place 78a 1000, 27 56 



Names and Valuation. £ Tax 

CD 

Roswell H. Allen, - - - - - 1 

2 horses 160, 1 bull 30, 2 oxen 115, 8 cows 170, 2 two-year- 
olds 40, 5 yearlings 50, 4 sheep 15, 4 swine 45 1 house 700, 
1 barn 400, 1 store house 75, 1 shed 25, 1 carriage house 100, 
home place 102a 3000, Piper lot 7a 75, Cleveland lot 25a 

3u0, Blackmer lot 8a 15, Hyde lot 7a 50, 66 26 

George F. Allen, ------ i 

3 horses 300, 7 cows 185, 3 two-year-olds 60, 3 yearlings 25, 
19 sheep 50, 2 swine 20, 1 house 75, 1 barn 250, 1 shed 50, 

home place 120a 1550, - 32 78 

Fred N. Andrews, ------ i 

1 horse 60, 1 house 250, 1 barn 50, home place la 50, - 6 92 



Eugene Barnes, 1 

2 horses 50, - - - - - - - 2 60 

Herbert W. Barnes, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

James D. Barnes, - - - - - - 2 

1 horse 100, 2 oxen 115, 5 cows 135, 1 yearling 15, 4 swine 
35, lhouse 100, 1 barn 425, home place 83a 1150, Wood's lot 
10a 125, ------- 30 40 

John Berrv, ------ 

1 horse 30, 4 cows 85, 1 house 250, 1 barn 200, 1 shed 50, 
1 cider mill 50, home place 66a 400, Stockwell lot 23a 100, 
Old place 85a 400, ----- is 78 

Charles W. Berry, 1 

3 horses 125, 7 cows 140, I swine 15, 1 house 200, 2 barns 

400, 1 shed 25, home place 95a 1000, - - - 24 86 

Henry L. Berry, - ; - - - - - 1 2 00 

Ianthia Brown, ------ 

1 cow 20, 1 house 225, 1 barn 100, home place 69a 600, (ex- 
empt 50(>) - - - - - - - 5 34 

Marshal F. Brown, ------ i 

2 horses 150, 2 cows 60, 2 yearlings 35, 2 swine 10, 1 si earn 
boiler and engine 800, 1 saw mill and carriage 100, 1 house 
250, 1 barn 100, 1 saw mil! 200, 1 Powers barn 100, home 
place 52a 200, Stone lot 18a 200, Vaughau lot 23a 350, Little 
lot 50a 100, Railroad lot 6a 50, Gibbs lot 2 l-2a 40, Grav lot 

30a 125, Powers Place 170a 400, - 40 04 

Hiram H. Barrows, ------ i 

1 horse 100, 3 cows 85, 1 house 150, 1 barn 75, home place 

54a400 ? - - - - - 11 72 

Brown & Simmons, ------ 

Arnot lot 12a 200, - - - - - - 2 40 

Joseph Brush, - - ' - - - - - 1 2 00 

Lawson Bigelow, - - - - - - -12 00 

Homer Blinn, ------- l 

1 horse 25, - - - - - - 2 30 

John Benoit, -.---- 1 

1 horse 35, ------- 2 42 



Names and Valuation. £_ Tax 

CD 

o 

Rodolphus C. Clark, - - - - - 1 

3 horses 200, 7 cows 170, 2 yearlings 35, 1 house 700, 1 barn 
400, 1 shed 25, home place 130a 1700, Smith lot 7a 20, Tour- 
tellotte lot 10a 50, - - - - - 41 60 

Walter A. Clark, 1 

2 horses 10* ), 1 house 350, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 50, 1 horse 

barn 50, home place 43a 600, - - - 17 00 

John P. Cowan, ______ 1 

2 horses 140, 12 cows 325, 1 yearling- 10, 2 barns 250, home 

place 70a 800, - - - - - 20 30 

Mrs. L. Crossett, --_.__ 

1 horse 50, 1 house and store 750, 1 barn 100, - - 10 80 

Byron S. Comins, ______ i 

1 horse 45, 1 house 75, 1 barn 100, 1 hen house 25, home 

place 35a 150, - - - - - - 6 74 

Frank J. Currier, ------ l 

2 horses 150, 2 cows 40, 2 yearlings 15, - - - 4 46 
Harry L. Cooledge, - - - - - 1 

1 horse 75, - - - - - - 2 90 

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Samuel Davis, 1 ----- 1 

1 hcrse 150, 6 cows 125, 1 house 400, 1 barn 275, 1 Holden 
house 100, 1 Holden barn 25, home place 104a 1600, Holden 
place 4a 75, - - - - - 35 00 

William Dickey, 1 2 00 

Mrs. Wm. Dickey, ______ 

1 horse 100, 1 cow 25, 1 house 150, 1 barn 75, homb place 

50a 200, 6 60 

Lewis Doray, - - - J - - 1 

1 horse 35, 1 cow 15, 1 yearling 10, 1 swine 20, - 2 96 

_P 

Alonzo W. Freeman, - 

1 horse 25, 2 cows 50, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, home place, 

19a 450, Plain lot 10a 15, 10 08 

Frank J. Field, 1 

1 horse 50, 2 cows 45, . - - - - 3 14 

Gr 

Samuel A. Garlick, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

George H. Garlick, - - - - - 1 2 00 

Garlick Bros., ______ 

2 horses 90, 4 cows 105, 2 swine 25, 1 house 125, 1 barn 

100, home place 138a 750, Downing lot 40a 200, - - 16 74 

Mrs. A. Garlick, ------ 

3 cows 80, 1 house 175, 2 barns 125, home place 45a 575, 
(exempt 500) - - - - - - 5 46 

Chester H. Gray, ------ -i 

1 horse 40, 1 colt 75, 1 cow 30, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 275, 

1 barn 100, home place 55a 575, - - - - 15 26 



Names and Valuation. © Tax 

Henry N. Grover, ------ 1 

3* horses 150, - - - - - - 3 80 

Erastus F. Gross, ...... i 

2 cows 56, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 

110a 800, 16 16 

Arthur H. Gross, : - - 1 

1 horse 25, - - - - - - 2 30 

Austin B. Gross, ------ i 

2 horses 100, 2 oxen 100, 3 cows 70, 1 yearling 10, 1 swine 

12, 5 50 

Mrs. Albert Grout, ------ 

1 house 225, 1 barn 175, 1 shed 25, home place 75a 900, 15 90 

Charles H. Grout, - - - - - 1 

3 horses 250, 5 cows 135, 1 yearling 1 10, 3 swine 25, 7 04 
Elinor P. Gilbert, ------ 

1 house 300, 1 barn 150, 1 shed 25, home place 70a 500, 11 70 

Criton G. Haskins ------ l 

1 horse 15, 1 house (old place) 125, 1 barn 75, 1 Henry 
house 150, 1 Henry barn 50, old place 30a 300, Fish lot 10a 
100, Henry lot 2a 50, - - - - - 12 38 

Mason W. Haskins, ------ 1 

1 horse 35, 2 cows 35, 1 two-year-old 15, 1 yearling 7, 1 

house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 27a 250, - - - 8 50 

Whitney O. Haskins, 1 2 00 

Charles E. Haskins, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Hany Haskins, 1 2 00 

Park Hannum, - - - - - - -1 

3 horses 185, 9 cows 145, 1 house 100, 1 barn 125, home 

place 82a S00, ------ 19 46 

Austin P. Hannum, - - - - - 1 

1 horse 150, 3 80 

Charles E. Hannum, - - - - - 1 2 00 

Josiah A. He men way, (Est.) - 

1 house 75, 1 barn 125, home place 27a 175, old place 27a 

300, - - - - - - - - 7 80 

Haskins & Johnson, ------ 

1 house 125, 1 barn, 100, home place 57a 600 - - 9 90 

Laura Horr, (Est.) ------ 

1 house 175, 1 barn 50, home place 117a 900, - - 13 50 

Caroline Horr, .-___- 

old place 60a 400, 4 80 

Elbridge F. Horr, 1 

1 horse 70, 1 cow 20, 1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 

50a 200, Mitchel lot 7a 75, 8 18 

Ruben N. Horr, 1 

1 house 100, 2 cows 50, home place 10a 300, pasture lot 9a 
50, Peirce lot 15a 100, - - - - - 14 60 

John M. Horr, 1 2 CO 

Henry A. Howard, - - - - - 1 

1 horse 30, 4 cows 90, 2 swine 20, 1 house 200, 1 barn 125, 
1 shed 25, home place 87a 850, - - - - 18 08 



Names and Valuation. £ Tax 

>—• 

George L. Hunter, - - - - 1 

3 horses 175, 1 colt 35, 6 cows 155, 1 swine 10, 1 house 175, 
1 barn 125, 1 shop, 1 horse barn 50, home place 42a 800, 20 90 

Charles H. Hunter, - - - - - 1 

stock in trade 1000, 1 horse 50, - - - - 14 60 

Joseph M. Harrington, 1 

1 cow 25, 1 barn 50, Oakes lot 80a 650, - - - 10 70 

Mrs. J. M. Harrington, ---__. 

1 house 100, 1 barn 75, home place 4a 75, Oakes lot 3a 50 3 60 

Joseph N. Hamilton, - - - - - i 

1 horse 50, 1 bull 30, 2 oxen 80, 7 cows 125, 1 house 50, 1 

barn 150. 1 shop 25, home place 79a 875, sprout lot 9a 75, 19 52 

Charles E. Houghton, 1 

2 horses 90, 1 colt 3 », 1 cow 30, 1 swine 10, - - 3 92 
L. F. Haskins, (heirs) - 

land 6a 25, - - - - - 30 

Edmond Horr's, (heirs; -'__._ 

land 10a 100, - - - - - - 1 20 

<J 
Ansel Johnson, ----__ ^ 

3 horses 300, 4 cows 75, 1 yearling 10, 8 sheep 25, 4 swine 

25, 1 house 250, 1 barn 75, home place 140a 1000, 23 12 

Andrew Johnson, - - - - - -12 00 

Henry A. Johnson, - - - - - . 12 00 

Lyman S. Johnson, - - - - - \ 

1 horse 40, 2 oxen 100, 10 cows 230, 3 swine 20, 1 house 275 
1 barn 100, home place 79a 1800, Abbott lot 74a 300 36 38 

William H. Johnson, • - - - - _ \ 

1 horse 90, 7 cows 185, 1 swine 5, 1 house 300, 1 barn 300, 

home place 76a 1400, - - - - - ' 29 36 

Nelson B. Jones, (Est.) - - 

1 horse 25, 1 house 375, 1 barn 75, home place 110a 900, 16 50 

Lyman E. Jones, - - - - - 1 

™ * J 101 * 8 ? I 5 ?' ' ' ' " * " 3 80 

Mrs. Ansel Johnson, - - - - _ . . 

1 house 350, land 3a 250, - 7 on 

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Merriam King, - - - - - . _ j 

2 horses 150, 5 cows 105, 1 two-year-old 10, 1 yearling 20 

1 house 300, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 89a 1100, 23 72 

Leonard Lincoln, -----.. 1 

2 horses 65, 3 cows 65, 1 yearling 15, 18 sheep 50, 1 house 

400, 1 barn 400, 1 hen house 25, home place 293a 1000, - 26 24 

Lucius S. Lawless, ------ 1 

2 horses 65, 2 colts 30, 1 cow 15, - _ . 3 32 

Asa Moore, - . 

1 house 200, 1 barn 100, 1 mill 100, home place 14a 150, 
(exempt 500) - _ - _ . _ §q 

Myron A. Moore, - _ -_ _ . 12 00 

George T. Magrath, - - - - _ 12 00 



Names and valuation. © Tax 



Mrs. George T. Magrath, - - - - 

stock in trade 300, 3 horses 100, 9 cows 225, 2 yearlings 25, 
1 house 500, 1 barn 300, L cider mill 200, 1 carriage house 
100, 1 creamery 25, home place 78a 1900, - - - 44 10 

Edwin P. Mitchell, 1 2 00 

Fred N. Peirce, 1 

1 horse 6(), 2 cows 55, 1 yearling 10, - - - 3 50 
Herbert E. Peirce, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

Linus M. Peirce, - - - - - - -12 00 

J. Foster Peirce, 1 2 00 

Frederick E. Peirce, ------ 

2 horses 110, 2 cows 50, 1 two-year-old 15, 1 yearling 10, 1 

house 250, 1 barn 125, home place 74a, - - 14 72 

Waldo A. Pierce, -------1 

1 cow 25, 1 house 325, 1 barn 100, home place l-2a 25, 
Peirce lot 28a 125, Berry lot 12a 50, - - - 9 80 

Daniel T. Peirce, - - * - - - - - 1 

2 oxen 90, 3 cows 60, 1 house 225, 1 barn 100, 1 Freeman 
house 75, 1 Freeman barn 25, home place 70a 400, Freeman 
lot 4a 35, Fish lot 10a 50, - 

Carl M. Peirce, ------- 

Herman C. Powers, ------ 

1 horse 35, ------ - 

Bert L. Powers, ------ 

1 cow 25, ------ - 

Charles L. Powers, ------ 

Fred L. Potter, - - - - • - 

William M. Pratt, ------ 

1 house 200, 1 barn 150 home place 8a 125, King lot 12a 50, 
Charles W. Paige, ------ 

John C. Paige, ------- 

Christopher YV. Paige, ----- 

2 horses 75, 2 oxen 115, 9 cows 220, 1 yearling 15, 8 swine 
40, 1 house 350, 1 barn 200, home place*104a 2250, 

Warren B. Paige, ------- 

Edwin J. Paige, ------ 

1 house 175, 1 barn 25, home place la 50, Hunter lot 5a 100, 6 9.0 
Orester W. Pratt, ------ l 

1 horse 50, 5 cows 90, 1 house 100, 1 barn 100, home place 

68a 300, ------- 9 68 

David Peirce (Est) ------ 

1 house 200, 1 barn 200, home place 125a 1600, - 24 00 

Mrs. David Peirce, ------ 

1 house 2« 0, 1 barn 50, home place 2a 75, Aikens lot 8a 75, 4 80 

Appleton Peirce, (Est.) - 

1 house 550, 1 barn 100, 1 mill 100, home place 45a 525, 

Henry lot 24a 500, 21 30 

:r, 

Mrs. Abigail Russell, - 

1 cow 25, 1 house 450, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home plaee 

32a 350, (exempt 500) - - - - - 5 40 





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Names and Valuation. o. Tax 

Alden D. Reed, ------ i 

2 horses 125, 1 colt 35, 18 cows 425, 5 yearlings 40, I swine 
10. 1 house 550, 1 barn 350, 1 shed 25, home place 115a 
2250, - - - - - - 47 72 

s 

Joseph Stone (Est) ------ 

1 horse 90, 2 cows 50, 1 house 175, 1 barn 100, home place 

52a 550, - - - - - 11 58 

Joseph N. Shaw, ------ 1 

2 horses 175, 2 cows 40, 1 house 375, 1 barn 100, 1 shop 150, 

1 horse barn 75, home place 70a 800, - - - 22 58 
Howard I. Shaw, .---__ i 

2 horses 175, 7 cows 145, 1 yearling 10, 1 swine 10, 1 house 

250, 1 barn 150, 1 shed 50, home place 80a 400, - - 16 28 

Henry C. Shaw, - - - - - - 1 2 00 

George W. Shaw, - - - - - 1 

3 horses 200, 1 colt 65, 10 cows 210, 8 sheep 25, 3 swine 25, 

1 house 350, 1 barn 150, home place 100a 900, - - 27 50 

Charles W. Shattuck, - - - - - l 

3 horses 210, 1 colt 40, 8 cows 200, 5 yearlings 40, 4 swine 
65, 1 house 200, 1 barn 150, home place 100a 900, - 23 66 

Andrew Sanderson, - - - - - l 

1 horse 25, 1 cow 15, 1 two-year-old 10, 1 barn 100, home 
place 90a 500, --____ 9 go 

George L. Stacy, - - - - - - -l 

1 horse 50, * - - - - - - 2 60 

T 
Addison D. Thayer, - - - - - -12 00 

Mrs. A. D. Thayer, 

2 horses 60*, 4 cows 75, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 225, 1 barn 
100, 1 Snvder barn 25, home place 89a 1000, Snyder place 

30a 200, Vaughan lot 25a 75, 21 24 

Ellis A. Thayer, - - - - - - 12 00 

Walter I. Thrasher, - - - - - -12 00 

Fred M. Thrasher, - - - - - - l 

1 horse 12**, - -- - - _ 3 44 

Samuel Thrasher, -__.__ j 

5 cows 115, 1 two-year-old 10, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 125, 
1 barn 75, 1 Peirce house 300, 1 Peirce barn 100, old place 
43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, Peirce place 16a 200, Tourtel- 
lotte lot 20a 100, - - - - - - 22 82 

William Thrasher, _-._-_ 1 

1 horse 15, - - - - - _ 2 18 

Henry C. Tyler, -.._.._ ''-."..,_' j 

3 horses 85, 1 colt 60, 2 cows 10, 1 house 250, 1 barn 75, 2 

sheds 50, home place 75a 700, - - - - 16 76 

Mrs. Oscar A. Titus, - - - - - 

1 house 3i H), 1 barn 100, 1 shop 50, home place 8a 125, 

(exempt 500) - - - - - _ 90 

TJ 
Henry S. Upton, ---___ 1 

1 horse 20, 1 cow 25, 1 two-year-old 20, 1 swine 5, 1 house 
150, 1 barn 75, 1 hen house 25, home place 50a 250, - 8 84 



Names and Valuation. 



o Tax 



George H. Upton, ------ 

1 horse 35, 1 cow 25, 1 house 75, 1 barn 25, home place 8a 
125 - 

WillaidS. Upton, 

1 horse 40, 2 oxen 115, 1 cow 15, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, 
home place 59a 400, ------ 

Leighton A. Upton, ------ 

1 horse 25, - - - 

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Ervin D. Vaughan, ------ 

1 horse 50, 1 cow 15, 1 house 400, 1 barn 250, 1 house (old 
place) 250. 1 barn (old place) 50, home place 70a 700, 

Walter S. Vaughan, ----- 

1 horse 2U, 1 cow 15, 1 swine 10, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, 
home place 8a 100, ----- 

Dexter M. Vaughan, ------ 

1 horse 20, 1 house 100 1 barn 75, home place 89a 650, 
Joseph P. Vaughan, (Est) - 

2 cows 60, 2 yearlings 40, 1 house 300, 1 barn 125, 1 hen 
house 50, home place 84a 525, - 

Marcus E. Vaughan, ------ 

1 horse 50, 1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 9a 100, 

Josiah E. White, ------- 

Guarc.ian, money at interest 175, - 

Josiah E. White, - - - - 

2 horses 40, 2 oxen 25, 3 cows 50, 1 yearling 15, 

Ellis White, 

1 house 25, 1 barn 100, Newhall place 100a 700, 
Mrs. Ellis White, ------- 

1 house 150, 1 barn 100. home place 50a 600, 
Dexter Wheelock, ------ 

1 cow 20, 1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 33a 150, 
Nelson Whitaker, ------ 

1 horse 125, 2 cows 50, 2 two-year-olds 25, 1 house 300, 1 

barn 100, home place 40a 625, Titus lot 30a 250, - 
George M. Webber, ------ 

1 horse 50, 2 cows 35, 1 house 200, 1 barn 450, home place 

Ilia 1800, 

Oliver L. Wood, ------ 

1 horse 50, 2 oxen 90, 8 cows 160, 3 two-year-olds 45, 1 

house 200, 1 barn 500, 1 hen house 40, 1 shed 25, home 

place 140a 1200, out lot 55a 400, - - - - 

Frank T. Wood, 

1 horse 50, 1 swine 10, 
James F. Wood, ------ 

1 horse 85, 1 cow 15, 1 yearling 10, 1 swine 15, 1 shop 50, 
John Wood, ------- 

1 cow 20, 1 house 325, 1 barn 150, home place 55a 300, 
Willard A. Witherell, 

1 house 200, 1 L<m house 25, home place 5a 25, 



9 

William F. Wendemuth, - - - - - 1 

2 oxen 50, 2 cows 30, 1 house 175, home place 73a 400, 9 86 

Silas Whitaker, - - - - •' - 1 

1 horse 60, 1 cow 20 ,1 swine 10, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, 1 
hen house 50, home place 70a 250, - - - - ' 9 68- 

Walter M. Waugh, 1 

1 horse 115, 2 cows 40, 1 house 500, 1 barn 200, 1 wagon 

house 15, home place 64a 900, - - - - 23 24 

Whiting & Jones, _-_--_ 

stock in trade 200, machinery 300, 1 house 600, 1 barn 100, 

1 mill 2000, land 4a 150, - - - 40 20 

Samuel Whiting, - .- - - - - 1 2 00 

Charles C. Young, - - - - - 1 

5 horses 225, 2 cows 40, 9 swine 55, 1 house 175, 1 barn 100 
1 shed 25, home place 27a 250, - - - 12 44 



Non-Re siden ts . 



PETERSHAM. 

Harrison Williams, King lot 47a 700, - - - - 8 40 

ATHOL. 

Louise Sherbet, 1 house 175, 1 barn 25, 1 shop 25, home place 

3a 75, - - '- - - - - - 3 60; 

GREENWICH. 

Samuel B. Estey, (heirs) land 65a. 225, - - - 2 70 

Horace Clark, land, 64a. 500, - - - - - 6 00 

Frank C Powers, land 30a. 300, - - - - - 3 60 

William Manley, land 20a. 175, - - - - - 2 10 

Joseph Thrasher, Freeman lot 6a. 20, land 30a. 150, - - 2 04 

Smith Cutler, land 69a. 600, 7 20 

Chandler Powers, land 10a. 100, - - - - 120 

Charles A. Powers, land 50a. 400, - - - - - 4 80 

John A. Wheeler, land 7a. 50, - - - - - 60 

Charles N. Powers, land 4a. 100, - - - - - 1 20 

Washington P. Fry, land 6a. 50, - 60 

Martin E. Vaughan, land la. 15, - - - - . 18 

Stephen P. Bailey, Little lot 88a. 500, South lot 6a. 35, ■-■ 6 42 

Harry B. Hodgkins, land 10a. 250, - - - 3 00 

Brigham Nutting, land 3a. 25, - - - - - 30 
Clinton P. Harrington, Pine hill lot 35a. 235, Arnot lot 18a, 

150, Whitcomb mill lot 25, Caswell 77a 100, - - - 6 12 

Harrington & Vaughan, Peirce lot 20a. 200, - - - 2 40 
Caroline Powers, (heirs), 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 

58a. 400, 7 20' 

George C. Warner, land 25a. 50, . - 60 

SPENCER. 

Merritt Horr, land 45a. 300, - - - - - 3 60 

ENFIELD. 

Susan Newbry, land 111. 150, - - - - 180 

William B. Downing, Haskins lot 40a. 200, .*.«.' . 2 4-t) 



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Edward B. Downing, land 5a. 50, Brighani lot 36a. 150, Peirce 
& Ellis lot 32a. 125, 

Flint & Gillett, Stetson lot 160a. 500, - 

Mrs. Charles Snvder, 1 house 250, 1 barn 75, home place, 25a. 
300, - 

Woods & Ward, Hcmenway lot, 35a.l00, Xntting lot 30a. 100, 

TELHAM. 

John Pitman, land 8a. 50, - 

George H. Wilson, land 18a. 100, .... 

Harrison Horrs heirs, land 30a. 50, - 

Theodore L. Cook, land 10a. 50, .... 

David Shores, Hunt lot 15a. 50, Abbott lot 70a. 500, Conkev lot 

G4a. 550. Crossett lot Ga. 100, Johnson lot 12a. 100, - 
John Van Stone, saw mill, 450, .... 

spiuxc. FIELD. 

J. M. Cowan, land Ga. 800, ------ 

E. Wilson Sanderson, Haskell lot 35a. 500, - 

Algernon W. Peirce, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100. home place 25a. 

450, Jennings lot 15a. 150, - - - - - 10 80 

ORANGE. 

Harrison Barrows, 1 house 100, 1 barn 2)0, Conker place 185a, 

500, 

Luman P. Peirce, land 142a. 900, - 

Mrs George L. Johnson, Shaw lot 18a. 100, ... 

AMHERST. 

John A. Peirce, land 20a. 350, - - . - 

Theodore L. Paige, land 15a. 100, .... 

Smith & Cogswell, Johnson pasture GCa. 300, 

NEW SALEM. 

Mrs. Marv Matthews, 1 house 100, ... - 

Willard Putnam, land GGa. 400, ... - 

Frank W. Lincoln, Dunn lot 2Ga. 200, - 

Joseph A. Stacy, Bigelow lot 36a. 175, - 

M. L. Perry, land 14a. 100, ----- 

David Hamilton, land 14a. 200, - 

Edward A. Freeman, Peirce lot Ga. 50, - 

Warren M. Whipple, Baker lot, 10a. GO, 

John Arnot, land 18a. 50, - 

Andrew Cadritt, Jr., 1 house 150, 1 barn 50. home place 18a. 

125, ------- 

Mrs. D. E. Powers, land 25a. 125, - 

William Orcutt, Kemp lot 30a. 350, - 

John Hunt, 3 horses 325, 3 cows 60, 4 yearlings 50, 2 barns 200, 

home place 29a. 275, Hunt lot 20a. 250, - 
Mrs. C. E. Vaughan, land 46a. 350, - 

SHUTESBURY. 

George A. Berry, Ashley lot 30a. 150, - - - - 

H. & W. G. Hamilton, land 7a. 75, - - 

William H. Hemenway, school lot 25a. 1500, - 

Myron A. Peirce, land* G5a. 250, - - - - -0 00 



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LEVERETT. 

Itufws Fitts, land 45a. 75, 90 

NORTH DANA. 

Jason Powers, (heirs), land 150a. 400, - - - 

Crawford & Tyler, Morgan lot 75a. 350, 

E. P. Tyler, land 54a. 100, 

William Lincoln, land 100a. 800, - 

Lewis Doubleday, land 8a. 50, 

S. F. Lindsey's heirs, land 40a. 300, ... - 

Lucius Doubleday, land 28a. 250, ----- 

Charles Lindsey's heirs, 1 house 50, Brush Mountain lot 8a. 40., 

Humes pasture 27a. 270, J. W. Lindsey place 95a 250, 
J. S. Brown, land 4a. 25, ----- • 

Joseph Recor, land 45a. 125, - 
Recor & Carey, land 30a. 100, - 

Martin Chapman, Kelly place 100a. 400, 

"WARE . 

Mrs. Frances Blair, land 15a. 50, - - - - CO 

HARD WICK. 

George D. Paige, land 60a. 200, - - - - 2 40 

B. F. Paige, Stacy place, 120a. 1800, - - - - 21 60 

BARRE. 

Roxanna Brown, Oakes pasture, 22a. 250, - - - 3 00 

WORCESTER. 

Mrs. Martina A. Burgess, house 250, 1 barn 100, home place 

62a. 725, mill dam lot 7a. 125, - - - - - 14 40 

NEW YORK. 

Frazier & Co., Baker place 2a. 100, Darby lot 40a. 500, - 7 20 

HARTFORD, CT. 

Harry Matthews, Osborn lot 10a. 150, - - - - 1 80 

WARREN. 

E. C. Cary, 1 house 150. 1 barn 125, Wheeler place 67a. 525, 9 60 

NORTH GARDNER. 

Frank J. Berry, laud la. 50, 60 

MILLERS FALLS. 

Eunice M. Bartlett, 1 distillery 75, land 10a. 60, - - - 1 62 

BOSTON. 

Charlotte Drinkwater, land 20a. 300, - - - - 3 60 

LIST OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY EXEMPT 

FROM TAXATION. 

Abigail Russell, real estate, ----- 500 00 

Charlotte F. Gilbert, 1 house 400, 1 barn 25, land la. 50, 475 00 
Congregational Society, 1 church 600, 1 house 700, 1 barn 200, 

land 11a 500, 2000 00 

Ianthia Brown, real estate, ----- 500 00 

Amelia Root, land 22a. 200, 200 00 

Mary Abbott, real estate, ----- 500 00 



12 



Daniel R. Potter, 1 house 150, 1 barn 75, 1 hen house 15, land 

ll-2a. 25. - - -,*-:* ' ••-?* - - - 265 00 
S. Augusta Johnson, (heirs), 1 house 125, 1 bam 2QO, home ■• " 

• place 88a 1050, - - - - - - 1375 00 

Asa Moore, real estate • -" - - - - 500 00 

Mrs., Andrew Garlick, real estate, - - - - 500 00 

Mrs. Oscar Titus, real estate, ----- 500 00 

Mrs. Daniel B. Lawless, 1 house 200, 1 barn 75, home place 16a. 

200, ------- 475 00 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Number of residents assessed on property, 
Number of non-residents assessed on property, 
Number of persons assessed on property, - 
Number of persons assessed for poll tax only, 

Total number of persons assessed, 

Number of polls assessed, - - - - 

Tax on each poll, - - - - - 

Value of assessed personal estate, - 
Value of buildings, excluding land, 
Value of land, excluding buildings, - - - 

Total valuation May 1st, 1894, - 



113 

70 
212 

28 
240 
126 



2 00 

22,677 00 

44,305 00 

95,585 00 

162,567 00 



TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PUR* 
POSES, INCLUDING OVERLAYINGS. 

On personal estate, ----__ 272 12 

On real estate, ---___ iqj§ q% 

On polls, - - - - - - - 252 00 

Total tax, 2202 80 

Rate per $1000, - - 12 00 

Number of horses assessed, - 137 

Cows " - - - - 331 

Sheep " - - - 57 

Neat cattle other than cows assessed, - 98 
Swine assessed, - 76 

Dwelling houses assessed, - - 105 

Acres of land assessed, - - 10840 

WALDO H. PEIRCE,) Assessors 
MERRIAM KING, S of 
ELMER M, AIKEN, ) Prescott 



OFFICIAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN OF PRESCOTT 



FOR 



*» 1 895-6.^- 



WITH THE 



VALUATION AND TAXES. 



ATHOL, MASS,, 
Pauressu by Atsoi, T*mW9caipt Co,, JO to 36 E^q^GE St, 



ft 



Annual Report. 



—OF THE— 



BOARD OF ROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

FOE THE YEAR 1895. 



Paid for oxen, 

Austin B. Gross, self and oxen, - 

" " for keeping town oxen 

Elmer M. Aiken, " " 

James F. Wood, self, - 
Fred M. Thrasher, self, 
A^m. Dickey, " 



Wm. Thrasher, . " 

Harry Vaughan, "■ ;- 

Henry Vaughan, u 

E. P. Mitchell, " .' - 

Henry Pratt, li 

Dexter Wheelock, li - 

J. M. Harrington, " 

Bert Houghton, " 

G. T. Magrath, " 

Leon Stone, •' - , - 

J. L. Hamilton, " 

E. M. Aiken, " - 

W. A. Witherell, " 

Elbridge Horr, " 

II. L. Bartlett, " 

W. II . Pierce, " - 

II. I. Shaw,, "" - - i - 2 25 

fWpiCk, " * -. r I 00 



$140 


00 


136 


00 


43 


00 


8 


00 


9 


00 


06 


50 


67 


80 


69 


75 


39 


00 


4 


50 


5 


25 


- 1 


50 




75 


2 


25 


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50 


28 


50 


6 


75 


16 


50 


- 


35 


1 


20 




40 




60 



4 



Miscellaneous expenses, - - - - 

Paid F. W. Peirce for use of cart, - 

Received for oxen, - 

Cost of highways in summer, - 

REPAIRS ON BRIDGES IN 1895. 
Paid Elmer M. Aiken, labor, - 

Fred M. Thrasher, " - - - - 

" " for stringer, 

Andrew Johnson, labor, - 

" " for plank, 

Lucius Lawless, " - 

C. P. Harrington, u 

Ed. Downing, stringers, - 

Leon Stone, labor, - 

Wm. Thrasher, labor, - 

John Vi nstone, " 

Geo. Tillson, 

W. A. "VVitherell, 

for spikes, ----- 

Cost of repairs on bridges. - 

Total cost of repairs on highways and bridges, 

Snow bills of spring of 1895, - 

FRED M. THRESHER, ) 
ELMER M. AIKEN, $ 



15 68 




2 25 


673 28 
90 00 




- 


$583 28 


$9 25 




8 25 




75 




1 20 




15 66 




12 00 




6 04 




75 




1 20 




1 50 




5 50 




1 50 




75 




46 




64 81 






$648 09 


- 


$27 81 


Road 
Commissioners. 



Annual Report 

—OF THE— 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



To the Citizens of Prescott: — 

TOWN FARM ACCOUNT— Cr 
1 Received from sale of grass, 

" •".' apples, - 

" " barn, - 

"■ for use cf pasture, 

IDr. 

Paid for barbed wire for fence, 

selling grass on farm, 

repairing fence, - 

auction bills, - 

Wet income of farm, - 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS 

o D. R. Potter, 

George H. Upton, 

Dexter M. Vaughan, - - - 

WillardA. Wetherell, 

Maria R. Wetherell, ... 

William M. Pratt, - 

TOWN OFFICERS. 
|?aid D. T. Peirce, sealer, - 

Mrs. W. M. Waugh, Supt. of schools, 
F. N. Peirce, Registrar, - 

" " Treasurer, - 

W. II. Peirce, services as Selectman, Assessor, 



$58 80 




3 00 




50 00 




25 00 






$136 80 




$1 83 




2 00 




4 00 




1 00 






8 83 

$127 97 


• 


$48 00 


_ 


48 00 




21 00 




48 00 




48 00 




33 00 






$246 00 


$3 00 


30 00 




3 00 




25 00 





6 



Oyerseer of Poor, and Registrar, 
Merriam King, services as Selectman, Assessor, 

and Overseer of Poor, and Registrar, 
Elmer M. Aiken, services as Selectman, Assess- 
or, Overseer of Poor, and Registrar, 
J. M. Harrington, Auditor, 



G9 25 
43 00 

32 00 

5 00 
$210 25 



MISCELLANEOUS. 
Paid Athol Transcript Co., for printing reports and 
voting lists, .,-..-- 

E. J. Paige, for keeping tramps, - 
Expenses out of town, - 
Blanks, ------ 

Iusui ancc on school houses, - 

Council, - - 

Chairs for town hall, - 

Tax book, - 

Tax bills 1894 and ? 95, - 

Treasurer of library, - - - - 

Labor on Fish cemetery, - 

Painting cemetery fence near brick church, 

Lead and oil, 

wood for town hall, - 

Dr. S. Witt, for medical attendance on M. E. 

Vaughan, - 

W. F. Wendemuth, ballot clerk, 
J.D.Barnes, " " - 

J. D. Barnes, inspector of meat and provisions, 

E. M. Aiken, inspector of cattle, 
Dr. F. H. Fear], returning births, 
Janitor town hall, --.--" 
Cutting wood for town hall, 
C. W. Berry, going with hearse, 

F. N. Peirce, recording births, marriages and deaths, 9 55 
Justice fees, - - - - - G 00 
F. N. Peirce, going to Enfield. - - 2 00 
Express and postage, - - - - 13 08 

RECAPITULATION, 



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- 


75 


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5 


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10 40 




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12 


75 


1 


75 


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75 


6 00 



$207 95 



Paid Road Commissioners bills, 1894 and '95, 



131 37 



7 



" " " 1895 and >96, - 765 90 

State aid, . - - - - 246 00 

Town officers, - - - - - 210 25 

Miscellaneous, - - - _ 207 95 

Support of paupers, - 412 60 

« schools, - 1,070 39 

Town farm, - - - 8 83 

For Mrs. Olive Freeman, - - - 27 73 

$3,101 02 

LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 

Hampshire Savings Bank, - $500 00 

Support of N. M. Horr, - 50 00 

" J. M. Stacy, - - - 7 25 

Due G. L. Hunter, for collecting 1895 tax, - 50 00 



$607 25 



RESOURCES. 

Dne from State, for State Aid, - - $265 00 

" G. L. Hunter, collector of taxes, 1895, 713 45 

(i M. A. Pierce, note, - - - 1100 

" E. A. Berry, on note, - - - 9 50 

Amount of school books on hand, - - 229 92 

Cash in hands of Treasurer, - 521 64 



$1,750 51 
Balance in favor of town, - - - $1,143 26 

WALDO H. PEIRCE, > Selectmen 
MERRIAM KING, > of 

ELMER M. AIKEN, ) Prescott. 



IR.IEIFOIR/T OIF 

O^efseeps of Foot*. 

Paid town of Ludlow, support of Nathan M. Hon*, $50 00 

for support of James M. Stacy, - - 57 73 

" " Mrs. Lincolu, - - - 62 75 

" " Lucy A. Rider, - - 169 46 

" " Minnie A. Blinn, - - 57 66 

Town of Belchertown, for support of Mrs. War 

ren Gibbs, - - - - 15 00 

$412 60 



Received of the town of Millis, for support of Mrs. 

Lincoln, - - - - 62 75 

" " North Brookfield, for support 

of Minnie A. Blinn, - - - 57 66 

" State, for support of Lucy A. Rider, 169 46 



8289 87 
Total cost of poor, $122 73 

Town of Prescott, 

In account with Mrs. Olive Freeman, Dr. 

To cash paid Mrs. E. D. Vaughan, - - $19 71 

" G. L. Hunter, for groceries, - 1 73 

" C. H. Hunter, " - 4 52 

" R. H. Allen, h cord of wood, - - 1 50 

" " 3 lbs. salt pork, - 27 

4< Mrs. George L. Hunter, on mortgage 

note and interest, - - 205 00 







$232 78 
Cr. 


By cash received from sale of cow, 


$32 50 




" " hay, - 


10 00 




" " produce, - 


27 




By estimated value of farm, - 


- 500 00 





— $542 77 

WALDO H. PEIRCE, *) Overseers of 
MERRIAM KING, S Poor of 
ELMER M. AIKEN, ) Prescott. 



Tyeqsqfei^s f^epo:K(. 

MONTHLY STATEMENT OF EECEIPTS OP TREASURER 

FOR 1895. 



Feb. 16. Received balance from settlement, $784 52 

" Received for use of town farm pasture, 25 00 

Feb. 25. Received from M. A. Peiroe, for town 

farm barn, - - - - 20 00 

Mar. 6. Received from Collector, - - - 82 62 

Mar. 12. " " - 30 00 

Mar. 19. Received from State Treasurer, - - 42 71 

April 4. Received from Collector, - ■ - 25 00 

May 1. " " - 20 00 

May 4. " Blanks, - - 85 

May 8. " State Treasurer, - - 41 79 

May 9. " Pedler's license, - - 1 00 

May 13. " Hampshire Savings Bank, 500 00 

June 5. " Town of Millis, - 47 25 

June 6. " Collector, - - 75 00 

June 6. " sale of hay on town farm, 17 80 

Aug. 7. " Collector, - - 66 04 

Aug. 13. " State Treasurer, - - 42 25 

Sept. 5. " Collector, - - 578 42 

Sept. 6. " G. L. Hunter, auction license, 2 00 

Sept. 11. " Collector for 1894, - 150 00 

Sept. 18, " Collector, balance of 1894 tax, 18 00 

Sept. 18. " W. M. Aldrich, auction license, 2 00 

Oct. 2. " Collector, - - 100 06 

Oct. 9. " " - - 129 32 

Oct. 24. Received from No. Brookfield, aid furnished 

Mrs. Blinn, - - - - 57 66 

Nov. 6. Received from Collector, - - 115 67 

Nov. 11. " Sale of cow, - - 32 50 

Nov. 20. " from State Treasurer, for 

tuition of pupil at Amherst, - 11 50 



10 



Dec. 3. Received from Hampshire Savings, to pay 

claim on Freeman place, - - 200 00 

Dec. 4. Received from Collector, - 80 24 

Dec. 7. " sale of hay on Freeman place, 10 00 

Dec. 11. " Corporation N. Bank, and 

State Aid, - 

Dec. 23. Received from State Treasurer, 

Dec. 31. " Collector, 

1896. 
Jan. 4. Received from use of town farm pasture, 

Collector, 

Elmer Berry, on note, 

County Treasurer, dog fund, 

School fund, 

Collector, 

State Treasurer, - 

Collector, 

John Powers, note and interest, 31 

Myron A. Peirce, for town 

farm barn and apples, 

MONTHLY STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES FOR 184)5. 



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Paid note and interest at Hampshire Sav 

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Paid Selectmen's orders, 



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348 


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62 


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107 


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39 


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300 00 


109 


91 


42 


71 


364 


22 


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72 


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27 




$4 958 ^8 




(JJ3«»/vO UO 


£S FOR 1805. 


$10 00 


19 


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151 


37 


.1 


59 


50 00 


10 


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203 


95 


19 


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May 4. 33 6G 

- . - - - 3 75 

- 32 17 
3 00 

- 1 22 
7. 15 00 

13. Paid interest on note at Hampshire Savings, 7 75 
May 25. Paid Selectmen's orders, - - - 22 00 

June 1. " " 2 00 

1 83 
4 12 

15 10 
140 00 

16 80 
333 63 

22 00 

- 1 25 

4 65 
3 00 

1 00 

- 528 03 
42 25 

75 
24 00 

- 22 00 
3 50 

- 14 00 
22 00 

75 

2 15 
2 00 

60 

• - - 31 65 

2 00 

- 19 00 

5 10 
" " - - . 30 00 

7. Paid County tax, 266 03 

9. Paid Selectmen's orders, - - - 22 50 





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11. Paid interest at Hampshire Savings Bank, 

30. Paid Selectmen's orders, 

Dec. 3. Paid recording deed of Mrs. Freeman's farm, 

4. Paid claim and interest on Freeman farm 

7. Paid Selectmen's orders, 
7 a a _ 

7 " '•< _ 

7 ^ < < 

11. Paid State tax, 

28. Paid Selectmeifs orders, - 
30. " " ... 

1896. 

Ja,-. 4. Paid Selectmen's orders, 

" _ 

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<• ... 

24. 
25. 
Feb. 1. 



6. 

7. "-" " ... 

8. " ... 

14. Paid assessors certificate of abatement, 
Paid Selectmen's orders, - 

Paid assessors certificate of abatement, 

Paid Selectmen's orders, ...... - 

15. " "■•>•-■- 

U ii _ _ _ 

Paid note and interest, Hampshire Savings Bank, 



6 25 

42 71 
• 7 80 

19 00 
13 45 
66 31 

334 71 

20 00 
19 00 

50 

205 00 

15 00 
1 50 

8 85 

3 15 

105 00 

19 00 

22 00 

8 35 

11 71 

12 28 
42 71 

9 09 
19 00 

1 50 
- 8 00 

3 75 
287 75 

3 23 

8 00 

7 83 

4 52 
3 78 

3 00 

283 37 
11 68 

505 88 



$4,436 74 



Monev on hand to balance, 



$521 64 



REPORT 

-OF THE— 

School Committee 

FOR THE YEAR 1895-6. 

Town appropriation, - - - $700 00 

State school fund, 300 00 

Income from dog tax, ' 39 25 

Due from town of New Salem, - - 18 00 



Balance, 


- 


- 




FOR 


TEACHERS 


raid Mrs. A. L. Brown, 


for 10 weeks, 


Lulu Barnes, 


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Lizzie Wesson, 


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Alice Wood, 


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Mrs. C. L. Powers, 


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Grace Thayer, 


a 


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Mary Carpenter, 


a 


a 


Mrs, C. L'.Powers, 


u 


u 


Mrjij A ; L, Brown, 


a 


a 


Mabe} Stone, 


l< 


« 


Bessie f>eriy/for 8 weeks, 


9 



$1,057 25 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid teachers' salaries, - - - - 915 00 

for care of fires and rooms, - - 25 50 

for fuel, 57 17 



997 67 
Balance, - - - - - - -59 58 

Balance from last year's text books and supplies, 65 19 

Town appropriation, - - - - 25 00 

Expended, - - - - - 30 63 

$59 56 

DO 00 

60 Oo 
55 00 
55 00 
90 00 
50 00 
55 00 
90 00 
55 00 
55 00 
44 00 



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Mabel Stone, 2 " 

Mary Carpenter, 10 " 
Grace Thayer, <*".'" 
Mrs. A. L. Brown," " - 

Lura L. Berry, " "" 

for fuel. 
Paid Roswell Allen, 3 cords wood, 

C. Wheeler, for sawing" and housing same, 

W. M. Waugh, h cord wood, 

Fred Snyder, for sawing same, - 

Geo. Allen, 1 cord wood fitted for stove, 

John E. Mathews, G 7-8 cords wood, 

Fred Snyder, for sawing same, 

W. M. "VVaugh, slab wood for 4 and 5, 

Lester Smith, " 1 and 2, 

Fred Snyder, sawing slab wood at 1 and o, 

Geo. T. Waugh, " " 2 and 4, 

George Allen, 1 cord wood fitted for stove, 

Aldcn D. Reed, kindling No. 3, 

FOR CARE OF FIRES AND ROOMS. 

Paid Otto Hulbert, 
Fred Powers, - 
Jennie Gotha, 
Florence Waugh, 
Alice Wood, - 

Grace Thaj er, 
George Wangh, - 

Fred Sturtevant, - 

FOR TEXT BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 

Paid Silver, Burdett & Co., for school books, 
Ginn & Co , " " - 

Geo. F. King & Merrill, for supplies, 
Freight on books, - 

Pencils and other supplies, 



11 00 


55 00 


50 00 


55 00 


80 00 


9 00 


3 75 


1 50 


. 63 


4 25 


18 38 


7 66 


2 00 


2 00 


- 1 00 


1 00 


4 25 


1 75 


5 00 


5 50 


3 00 


3 00 


1 50 


.3 50 


2 00 


2 00 


13 77 


12 00 


2 10 


1 22 


1 54 



$915 00 



$57 17 



$25 50 



— $30 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

raid W. M. Whipple, - 73 

3 flags at |2#b. , - , , ; 7 m 



15 



Express on same, - 

W. M. Waugh, for work on flag staffs, - 

Lester Smith, " " " 

Fred Snyder, " ■ " " 

Austin Gross, 3 flag stalls, - 

Rope and fixtures for flag stalls, 

Mrs. A. L. Brown, cleaning No. 1 house, 

Edwin Paige, for washing No. 3 floor, 

Brooms, dust pans and wash basins, 

II. I. Shaw, repairs at No. 1, 

F.N. Peirce, " " 

A. D. Reed, " "3, 

Town of Amherst, High school tuition for Lucia 

Grover, - - 

Lulu Barnes cleaning No. 2, - 
Postage, ------ 

Total expenditures, - 

Balance, ----- 

BOOK ACCOUNT. 

Estimated value, Mar. 1st, 1895, 
Books and supplies purchased, - 

Estimated loss by use, - - . - - 50 00 

Estimated value Mar. 1st, 1896, - $229 92 

REMARKS. 

There have been thirty weeks of school the past year, divided into 
three terms at five different houses. The general attendance has been 
good, and the result, on the whole, satisfactory. We have had two 
scholars from New Salem at No. 5, the past year, lowering the expense 
somewhat there. Our amount of supplies on hand are short, books are 
somewhat, in some kinds, especially Complete Spellers, large Geog- 
raphies am! Slates. 

There is a larger supply of fuel on hand now than at the same 

time last year. The houses arc in good repair, with the exception of 

Nos. 3 and 5, which need a new door in the entry. 

We recommend that $700 be appropriated for schools, $125 for 
transportation of pupils, $25 for text books and supplies. 

ROLL OF HONOR. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE THREE TERAJS. 

Laura S. J'ei.rce, |Jtta J. Allen, Ethel M. Spear, Florence A, 



25 




4 45 




3 25 




2 40 




90 




- 3 15 




1 00 




50 




81 




- 3 35 




1 00 




50 




11 50 




1 00 




90 


$43 89 






1,041 56 


- 


$15 69 


$249 29 




30 03 


&97Q QO 



16 



Waugb, Alden T. Spear, Minnie E. Brown, Floy E. Brown, Merle R. 
Brown . 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE TWO TERMS. 

Mabel C. Haskins, Jessie L. Haskins, Harry D. Peirce, Nellie A. 
Pattee, Jennie Gother, Carrie E. Ho it, Blanche Upton, George T. 
Waugh, Ida M. Waugh, Arthur Smith, Percy Smith, Annise E. Stacy, 
Oscar Stacy. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE ONE TERM. 

Otto J. Hulbert, Lester L. IIaskins / Leroy M. Peirce, Ruth R. Gro- 
ver, Fred L. Powers, Fiank R. Allen, Daisy Reed, Fred Sturtevant, 
John Russell, John Beecher, Mary Dyer, Etta Upton. 

For the School Committee, 
MRS. W. M. WAUGH, Superintendent of Sclnols. 

SCnOOL COMMITTEE. 

MRS. W. M. WAUGH, Sec, 
FREDERICK N. PEIRCE, 
HOWARD I. SHAW, 

TRUANT OFFICERS. 

Charles II. Hunter, Frank J. Currier, 

Number of children between the ages of 5 and 15, 
Total enrollment, - 



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1898. 






James 


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- 


- 


- 


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1st term, 


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7 


7 


Mrs. A. L. Brown. 


$22 


10 


5 




1 


2d term, 


8 


7 1-3 


7 


it a 


22 


10 


5 


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3d term, 


8 


7 2-3 


7 


a a 


22 


10 


2 


7. 


1 


No. 2. 






















1st term, 


12 


11 11-12 


11 3-10 


Lulu E. Barnes. 


24 


10 


3 11 








2d term, 


12 


11 37-60 


10 17-20 


Mary A. Carpenter. 


22 


10 


M* 








3d term, 


11 


10 1-3 


8 7-8 


a »v 


22 


10 


Ill 








No. 3. 














i 
l 






1st term, 


17 


13 


1417-60 


Adalinc D. Powers. 


36 


10 


2 15 





a 


2d term, 


19 


18 2-3 


17 23-30 


ti a 


36 


10 


317 





4 


3d term, 


17 


16 17-G0 


14 7-8 


Lnra L. Berry. 


32 


10 


4 


15 





4 


No. 4. 






















1st term, 


9 


8 1-3 


8 1-3 


Lizzie Wesson. 


22 


10 


4 


9 








2d term, 


10 


10 


9 39-40 


Mabel E. Stone. 


22 


10 


9 











3d term, 


9 


9 


9 


Bessie Berry. 


22 


8 


9 











3d term, 


9 


9 


8 1-5 


Mabel E. Stone. 


22 


2 


7 











No.5. 






















1st term, 


7 


7 


6 19.20 


Alice E. Wood. 


22 


10 


5 


7 








2d term, 


6 


6 


5 29-30 


Grace Thayer. 


20 


10 


5 


6 








3d term, 


G 


6 


5 23-30 


Grace Thayer. 


20 


10 


3 


6 









Report of the Trustees 

OF THE 

PRESCOTT FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



At the close of the fifth year since its formation, the Trustees of the 
Prescott Free Public Library present the following report: 

The Library continues to be well patronized. About one-third of 
our entire population arc now taking- out books, which, on the whole, 
arc well used and returned iu good condition. Some of our books 
have been in constant use for live years, and have been read many times, 
yet comparatively few are badly worn. The appropriation being small, 
only twenty dollars could be expended in the purchase of books, yet we 
have secured quite a goodly number of good books. We have now a 
complete set of the Century Magazine from 1885 to 1894 inclusive. 
These contain a great amount of interesting and profitable reading. 
The years from 1885 to 1888 inclusive, contain some of the best articles 
on the War of the Rebellion ever published, and are written by the par- 
ticipants in the strife on both sices. 

There are several duplicates in the Library, which have been ac- 
cumulating from time to time, and we arc making an effort to exchange 
them for something we have not. 

Miss E. P. Sohier, of the State Library Commission has purchased 
for us again this year, such books as have been added to the Library by 
purchase. Her knowledge of books, and wide acquaintance with pub- 
lishers, makes it possible for her to procure more books with our money 
than the Trustees could possibly do. She has served us gratuitously in 
this capacity ever since the formation of the Library, beside personally 
donating many books. 

The whole number of new books added to the Library the past year 
is 70, of which 48 were purchased from town appropriation, and 22 
were donated. The donations were, one from the Mass. Division of 
the G. A. R., one from State Library Commission, seven from Miss 
Sohier, and thirteen from the Commonwealth, Part of the latter dona- 
tion/ are public documents and reports. 



19 



There are now over ^900 bound volumes in the Library, beside 
many unbound. 

The total number of books taken out of the Library the past year 
is 118.6. 

Henry L. Berry has been engaged to serve as Librarian another 
year. 

The following is a statement of the receipts and expenditures for 
the year 1895-G. 

Prcs library 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand from last year, - - $8 00 

Town appropriation, - - - - 30 00 

Sale of Catalogues, - - - . _ _ 50 

Fines, - - - - - -'- G5 



EXPENDITURES, 



$20 00 


10 


00 


1 


25 




25 



$39 15 



Purchase of books. 
Librarian's salary, 
Express, 

Postage and supplies. 

$31 50 

Balance on hand, - - - - - $7 CO 

The Trustees, whose term expires March 9, 1890, are F. N. Pierce 

and W. F. Wendemuth. 

For the Trustees, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH. Chairman. 

Prescott, Feb. 18, 1896. 



AUDITORS REPORT. 



To the Inhabitants of Prescott: 

Chapter 29/3, Section 2, of the Acts of 188G, reads as follow-: 

Tt shall be the duty of Auditors, chosen under the provision of this 
net, or already chosen by any town, to examine the books and accounts 
of all officers and committees of their resp2ctiye towns entrusted with 
the receipt, custody or expenditure of money, and all original bills and 
vouchers on which money has been, or may be paid from the treasury 
of their respective towns. They shall have free access to the said books, 
accounts, bills and vouchers at all reasonable times, and may make an 
examination thereof, as often as they may deem necessary, but shall 
examine the same at least once a year, and shall annually report in 
writing to their respective towns as to their correctness. 

Acting in accordance with the provisions of the foregoing act, your 
Auditor chosen at your last annual meeting, has endeavored, as far as 
possible, to comply with its requirements. I have examined and com- 
pared the books and accounts of the Selectmen, School Committee. 
Trustees of Public Library, Road Commissioners and Tax: Collector, 
with those of Treasurer with the following result. 

As the several boards of officers will report in detail. I only give 

aggregates. 

school COMMITTEE. 

Receipts from all sources, - 

Expenditures for all purposes, - 

UOAD COMMISSIONED. 

Receipts from Treasurer, appropriation of 1895, 
Expenditures for all purposes, 1S95, 

Received from Treasurer, to pay bills unpaid at last annual 
settlement: ------ 

Payment of the same, - 

TRUSTEES OF LIBRARY. 

Receipts from all sources, _---•- 

Expenditures, ------ 

Balance on hand, ------ 



$1,072 


19 


1.072 


19 


7G5 


90 


7ii.'i 


90 


151 


37 


151 


37 


39 


15 


- 01 50 


7 


g:> 



21 



COLLECTOR OF TAXES. 

Whole asssessment for 1895, - 

Collected and paid Treasurer an assessment to Feb. 14, 189G, 

Balance uncollected Feb. 14, 1896, on assessment of 1895, 

Interest collected and paid to Treasurer, 

Interest due on balance uncollected, - 

Total amount of interest to Feb. 14, 1896. 

TOWN TREASURER. 

Received from all sources, - 

Expenditures, __.-__ 

Balance in Treasury Feb. 15, 1896, - - - 521 64 

On the 15th day of February, 1896, the books of the Selectmen and 

Treasurer were examined and compared, and were certified to be 

correct. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH M. HARRINGTON, Auditor. 
Prescott, February 17, 1896. 



2,383 


51 


1,689 


15 


694 36 


18 


12 


19 


09 


37 


21 


14,958 


38 


4,436 


74 



Supplement No. 4 to Catalogue Prescott Free 

Public Library. 

Author. Title. No. 

Baker, Riiie and Hound in Ceylon, - 835 

Ballantyne, Shifting Winds, - 836 

Barr, Remember the Alamo, - - - - - 837 

Barrie, Tillyloss Scandal, - - - T - 838 

Black, White Heather, - - - - - 839 

White Wings, ------ 810 

Brooks, Story of the American Indian, - - - - 841 

Carey, Barbara Heathcote's Trial, - - - 842 

Charles, Draytons and Davenants, ----- 843 

Coffin, Daughters of the Revolution, - 844 

Craigin, Sunshine, - - - - - - _ 845 

Crockett, The Sticket Minister, - 846 

Crowninshield, The Ignoramuses, - 847 

Doyle, Micah Clarke, - - - - - 848 

Du Maurier, Trilby, ----__ gm 

Gaskell, Crawford, ------- 850 

Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield, - - - - 851 

Halevy, Abbe Constantine/ - - - - - 852 

Hawthorne, Blythdale Romance, - 853 

Headley, Fighting Phil, - - - • - - - 854 

Henty, The Young Colonists, - - - - 855 

Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy, 1861-'65 850 

Knox, Boy Travellers in Siam and Java, - - - 857 

Lodge & Roosevelt, Hero Tales from American History, - 858 

McCabe, Planting the Wilderness, - 859 

MaClaren, Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush, - -, - 860 

Ober, Knockabout Club in Search of Treasure, - - 861 

Optic, Brave Old Salt, ----- _ $Q2 

Parsons, Memior of Theophilus Parson 5 , - 863 

Reid, Boy Tar, - - - ■ - - _ 864 

Free Lances, -_-__. gg^ 

Giraffe Hunters, ------ 866 

No Quarter, ------ 867 

Ran Away to Sea, ------ 868 

Roe, A. S., Old Representatives Hall, 1798-1895, - - 869 

Stoddard, Gid Granger, ---.._ 870 

Stowe, The May Flower, ------ 871 

Taylor, Boy Crusoes, - - - - - - 872 

True, Their Club and Ours, - 873 

Wallace, Prince of India, Vol. 1, - 874 

•' " 2, - 875 

Watson/The Friend of Washington, - 876 

Weyman, The House of the Wolf, - 877 

Whitney, Real Folks, - - - - - - 878 

Yonge/ The Trial, - - - - - 879 



24 



Century Magazine, Vol. 1, 1891, 


880 


" " " 2, 1891, - 


881 


" " " i, i8y2, 


882 


" " "■ 2, 1892, - 


883 


" " " 1, 1893, - 


884 


" " " 2, 1893, 


885 


" " " 1, 1891, 


88G 


" " 2, 189-1, 


887 


Early History of the Department of Massachu- 




setts, G. A. B. 


888 


Life, January to June, 1892, - 


889 


Little Wide Awake, -.-,-. 


890 


Nursery, K. 


891 


Pansy, 1891, 


892 


The Historical Codfish, - 


893 


Trial of James A. Trefethcn and Win. II. Smith 




for murder, - - ? 


894 


Wide Awake, H. H. 


895 


Massachusetts Special Laws, 1889-1893, 


896 


Laws and Resolves of Massachusetts, 1788-1789, 


897 


" " " 1790-1791, 


898 


" " " 1895, 


899 


Journal of the Senate, 1895, - 


900 


" House, " 


901 



Valuation and Taxes 

—OF THE— 

TOWN OF PRESOOTT 

MAY 1st, 1895. 
Names and Valuation, £ Tax 

A. 

Milo W. Abbott, 1 

1 horse 80, 1 cow 20, 8 fowls 3, 1 house 400, 1 barn 75, 1 

shed 25, home place 64a 800, - - - - 20 02 

Harrv W. Abbott, ------ 1 

3* two-years-old 65, ------ 263 

Bert C. Abbott, 1 

1 horse 50, 1 house 125, 1 barn 75, home place 30a 300, 8 93 

Charles J. Abbott, ------ l 

1 horse 25, 5 cows 120, 3 swine 35, - - 4 12 

C. J. & Mary Abbott, - 

1 house 500, 1 barn 150, home place 80a 1300, Egypt lot 10a 

125, exempt 500, . . _ 20 48 

John F. Aiken, - - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 90, 10 cows 325, 2 swine 16, 1 house 350, 1 barn 250, 

1 horse barn 75, home place 66a 1225, Berry lot 12a 125, 
sprout lot 6a 125, - - - - - 35 33 

James M. Aiken, ------ 2 

2 horses 60, 10 cows 240, 9 swine 100, 8 fowls 3, 1 house 

450, 1 barn 200, 1 horse barn 100, home place 78a 1000, 31 55 

Elmer M. Aiken, ------ l 

2 horses 160, 12 cows 300, 1 yearling 15, 2 swine 16, Peirce 
pasture 55a 275, standing timber 550, - 18 89 



Names and Valuation. o Tax 



Roswell II. Allen, ______ \ 

2 horses 90, 2 oxen 150, 10 cows 250, 3 two-year-olds 50, 8 
yearlings 88, 4 sheep 12, 2 swine 23, 1 house 700, 1 barn 
400, 1 store house 75, 1 shed 25, 1 carriage house 100, home 
place 102a 3000, Piper lot 7a 7ft, Cleveland lot 25a 300, 
Blackmer lot 8a 15, Hyde lot 7a 50, ... 72 02 

George F. Allen, - - - - - 1 

2 horses 150, 11 cows 300. 2 two-year-olds 30, 17 sheep 40, 
1 swine 12, 1 house 75, 1 barn 250, 1 shed 50, home place 
120a 1550, ...... 33 73 

Fred N. Andrews, - - - 1 

1 horse 25, 1 house 250, 1 barn 50, home place la 50, - 6 66 



Herbert W. Barnes, - - - - - 1 1 78 

James D. Barnes, ._..._ 1 

1 horse 75, 2 oxen 150, 5 cows 120, 2 yearlings 25, 4 swine 
30, 17 fowls 6, 1 house 100, 1 barn 400, home place 83a 1100, 
Woods lot 10a 125, 29 49 

Eugene Barnes, ------- 1 

' 3 horses 100, ------ 3 08 

Allie L. Barnes, - - - - - - 1 1 78 

Hiram H. Barrows, ------ 1 

1 horse 100, 3 cows 95, 2 yearlings 30, 3 fowls 1, 1 house 

150, 1 barn 75, home place 54a 400, - - - 12 85 

John Berry, ------- 

1 horse 25, 2 cows 45, 1 house 250, 1 barn 200. 1 shed 50, 1 
cider mill 50, home place 66a 400, Stockwell lot 23a 100, 
old place 85a 400, - 19 76 

Henry L. Berry, - - - - - - 1 1 78 

Charles W. Berry, - - - - - 1 

3 horses 100, 7 cows 150, 1 house 200, 2 barns 400, 1 shed 
25, home place 95a 1000, .... 96 16 

Ianthia Brown, ------ 

1 house 225, 1 barn 100, home place 69a 600, exempt 500, 5 53 

Marshal F. Brown, • - 1 

1 horse 50, 6 cows 140, 1 yearling 15, 1 swine 8, 17 fowls 6, 
steam boiler and engine 800, 1 saw mill and carriage 100, 1 
house 300, 1 barn 100, 1 saw mill 150, 1 Powers barn 100, 
home place 52a 200, Stone lot 18a 200, Vaughan lot 23a 400, 
Little lot 50a 100, Railroad lot 6a 50, Gibbs lot 2 l-2a 40, 
Gray lot 30a 125, Powers place 170a 300, - - 43 18 

Lillian S, F. Browne, ----- 

1 horse 25, 1 cow 20, 1 house 250, 1 barn 150, 1 shed 25, 

home place 70a 250, - - - - - 9 37 

Arthur L. Browne, - - - - - - 1 1 78 

James Brown, - -- - - - -1 

3 horses 300, 9 cows 270, 1 house 200, 1 barn 450, home 

place 105a 1700, 39 74 



Names and Valuation. © Tax 



Brown & Simmons, ------ 

Arnot lot 12a 200, ----- 2 60 

Lawson Bigelow, - - - - - - 11 78 

Henry L. Bartlett, ----- i i 78 

a 

Rodolphus C. Clark, - 1 

3 horses 240, 1 bull 30, 6 cows 150, 1 swine 12, 1 house 700, 

1 barn 400, 1 shed 25, home place 130a 1700, Smith lot 7a 25, 
Tourtellott lot 10a 50, Webber lot 6a 50, - - 45 75 

Walter A. Clark, ------- l 

2 horses 80, 1 house 350, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 50, 1 horse barn 

50, home place 43a 600, - - - - 17 77 

John F. Cowan, __-._- i 

2 horses 130, 12 cows 300, 1 vearling 15, 1 swine 10, 2 barns 

250, home place 70a 800, - - - - 2135 

Byron S. Commings, ------ i 

1 horse 35, 1 cow 20, 1 house 75, 1 barn 100, 1 hen house 25, 

home place 35a 150, - - - - - 7 05 

Harry L. Coolidge, - - - - - 1 1 78 

Mrs. L. Crossett, - - - - 

1 horse 3">, 1 house and store 750, 1 barn 100, - 11 51 

Frank J. Currier, 1 

1 horse 75. 1 cow 15, 2 swine 15, - - - 3 15 

Leroy L. Clapp, - - - - - - 11 78 

ID 
Samuel Davis, ___-._ i 

1 horse 100, 6 cows 140, 4 yearlings 65, 1 house 409, 1 barn 
275, 1 H olden house 100, 1 Holden barn 25, home place 104a 
1600, Holden -lace 4a 75, - - - - 37 93 

William Dickey, - - - - - - 1 1 78 

Mrs. William Dickey, ----- 

1 horse 75, 2 cowss 45, 1 house 150, 1 barn 75, home place 

50a 200, - - -.:-;.:- - - - 7 09 

Alexander J. Delaurie, - - - - - 11 78 

:f 

Frank J. Field, - - - - - , 1 

2 horses 75, 4 cows 85, 1 house 175, 2 barns 125. home place 

45a 575, - - - - - - - 15 24 

Robert Fulton, - - - - - - 1 1 78 

Mrs. Olive Freeman, ------ 

1 horse 20, 1 cow 20, 1 house 175, 1 barn 75, home place 19a 

375, exempt 500, ----- 2 15 

a- 

Samuel A. Garlick, - - - - - -11 78 

George H. Garlick, - - - - - 1 1 78 

Garlick Brothers, ------ 

2 horses 75, 4 cows 100, 2 swine 18, 1 house 125, 1 barn 100, 

home place 138a 750, Downing lot 40a 200, - - 17 79 



4 

Names and Valuation. 2- Tax 

05 

Chester H. Gray, ------ 1 

2 horses 80, 1 cow 25, 1 house 275, 1 barn 100, home place 

55a 575, - - - - - - - 15 50 

Henry N . Grover, - - - - - - 1 

2 horses 80, - - - - - - 2 82 

Erastus F. Gross, ------ i 

2 cows 40, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 

110a 850, 17 58 

Austin B. Gross, ------ l 

1 horse 60, 2 oxen 80, 5 cows 125, 1 yearling- 10, 1 swine 15, 5 55 
Mrs. Albert Grout, 

1 house 225, 1 barn 175, 1 shed 25, home place 75a 1000, 18 53 

Charles H. Grout, 1 

3 horses 140, 6 cow^ 140, 1 two-year-old 18, 2 yearlings 35, 

3 swine 30, 6 50 

Joseph N. Hamilton, - - 1 

1 horse 60, 2 oxen 90, 2 cows 40, 3 yearlings 30, 1 swine 7, 

1 house 50, 1 barn 150, 1 shop 25, home place 79a 800, 
sprout 9a 75, 19 03 

Park Hannum, 1 

2 horses 140, 9 cows 180, 2 two-years-olds 42, 1 yearling 10, 

5 swine 65, 1 house 100, 1 barn i25, home place 82a 900, 22 09 

Austin P. Hannum, 1 

2 horses 150, 3 73 

Charles E. Hannum, 11 78 

Joseph M. Harrington, 1 

1 cow 20, 1 barn 50, Oakes lot 80a 650, - - - - 11 14 

Mrs. J. M. Harrington, - 

1 house 100. 1 barn 75, old place 4a 75, Oakes place 3a 50, 3 90 

Criton G. Haskins, 1 

1 horse 25, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 2a 50, Fish 

lot 10a 100, ' « 66 

Mason W. Haskins, - 1 

1 horse 25, 3 cows 50, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 

27a 250, 8 61 

Whitney O. Haskins, 1 

1 horse 20 --------- 2 04 

Charles E. Haskins, 1 1 78 

Harry F. Haskins, - - 11 78 

Elbridge F. Horr 1 

1 horse 70, i house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 50a 200, 

Mitchel lot 7a 75, 8 22 

Ruben N. Horr, ------ 1 

1 horse 80, 2 cows 55, 1 two-year-old 20, 1 house 300, 1 barn 

150, home place 10a 300, pasture lot 9a 50, Pierce lot 15a 100, 15 50 

hn M. Horr, 1 1 78 

nra Horr's estate, ------ 

1 house 125, 1 barn 50, home place 117a 900, - - 13 98 



Names and Valuation. 



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5 20 


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3 89 


1 


1 78 



Caroline Horr, - - 

old place 60a 400, - 
Charles E. Houghton, - 

2 horses 85, 2 colts 40, 1 cow 25, 2 swine 12, 
Henry A. Howard, .'-..-'. 

Richard D. Howard, - 

1 horse 30, 4 cows 85, 1 swine 9, 1 house 200, 1 barn 125, 1 

. shed 25, home place 87a 850, - * - - 17 21 

George L. Hunter, - - - - - 1 

2 horses 60, 2 colts 70, 5 cows 125, 1 yearling 15, 2 swine 22, 
1 house 175, 1 barn 125, 1 shop 50, 1 horse barn 50, home 

place 42a 800, .-____ 21 18 

Charles H. Hunter, ------ 1 

stock in trade 1200, 1 horse 50, - - - - 18 03 

Albert E. Houghton, - - - - - 1 1 78 

Haskins & Johnson, ______ 

1 house 125, 1 barn 100, home place 57a 600, - - 10 73 

J- 

Ansel Johnson, __._._ 1 

2 horses 175, 3 cows 65, 1 two-year-old 18, 11 sheep 30, 2 
swine 18, 1 house 250, 1 barn 75, home place 140a 1000, 22 99 

Andrew Johnson, - - - - - -11 78 

Henry A. Johnson, ------ 1 

1 horse 8, ------ 2 82 

Lyman S. Johnson, ------ 1 

1 horse 25, 9 cows 210, 5 swine 40, 1 house 275, 1 barn 100, 

home place 79a 1500, Abbott lot 74a 300, - 33 64 

William H. Johnson, 1 

1 horse 65, 7 cows 180, 2 swine 20, 1 house 350, 1 barn 300, 

home place 76a 1400, 31 88 

Margaret Johnson, 

1 house 350, 1 barn 100, home place 3a 200, - - 8 45 

Nelson B. Jones, estate, 

1 house 375, 1 barn 75, home place 110a 900, - - 17 55 

IK 

Merriam King, ____-- 1 

2 horses 125, 4 cows 85, 3 yearlings 35, 2 swine 15, 1 house 

300, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 89a 1100, - 24 99 

Leonard Lincoln, - - - - - - -1 

2 horses 40, 2 cows 40, 1 yearling 15, 32 sheep 70, 50 fowls 
15, 1 house 400, 1 barn 400, 1 hen house 25, home place 223a 

1000 7 27 85 

Fred W.Lincoln, - 1 1 78 

Lucius S. Lawless, ------ l 

2 horses 40, 1 cow 25, - - - - - 2 63 

John H. Lawless, portable boiler and engine 1000, sawmill and 

carriage 200, - - - - - - 1 17 38 



Names and Valuation. 



o Tax 



Otis Moore, - - - - . - - -11 78 

Myron A. Moore, • - - - - - 23 56 

Asa Moore, ------- 

1 house 200, 1 barn 100, 1 mill 100, home place 14a 150, ex- 
empt 550, ------- 

George T. Mag-rath, - - - - - 1 1 78 

Mrs. George T. Magrath, ----- 

stock in trade 300, 3 horses 80, 11 cows 260, 1 yearling 10, 1 
house 600, 1 barn 300, 1 cider mill 200, 1 creamerv 25, home 
place 78a 1900, - - - 47 78 

Edwin P. Mitchell, - - - - - - 1 1 7s 



Christopher W. Paige, - 

2 horses 90, 2 oxen 135, 5 cows 115, 1 swine 20, 1 house 350 

1 barn 200, home place 104a 2250, - - 

Charles W. Paige, ------ 

John C.Paige, - - 

Warren B. Paige, ------ 

Edwin J. Paige, ------ 

1 house 175, 1 barn 25, home place la 50, Hunter lot 5a 100, 6 33 
Fred N. Peirce, ------ 

1 horse 25, 2 cows 55, - 
Herbert E. Peirce, ------ 

J. Foster Peirce, ------ 

Frederick E. Peirce, ------ 

2 horses 13), 2 cows 45, 1 yearling 18, 1 swine 1C, 1 house 
250, 1 barn 125, home place 74a 500, - 

Waldo H. Peirce, ------ 

1 cow 25, 1 house 325, I barn 100, home place l-2a 25, 
Peirce lot 28a 125, Berry lot 12a 50, 

Daniel T. Peirce, - - - - 

2 oxen 125, 3 cows 65, 1 house 225, 1 barn 100, 1 Freeman 
house 75, 1 Freeman barn 15, home place 70a 400, Freeman 
place 4a 35, Fish lot 10a 50, 

Carl M. Peirce, 



Herman C. Powers, ------ 

1 horse 35, ------ - 

Bert L. Powers, ------- 

1 cow 25, __---- 

Charles L. Powers, 

1 horse 65, ----- - 

Fred L. Potter, - - - - - - 

Carrie Potter, - - - - 

1 horse 10, 1 cow 25, - - - . 
William M. Pratt, 

1 horse 40, 2 cows 50, 2 swine 20, 1 house 250, 1 barn 150, 

home place 8a 125, King lot 12a 50, 
George L. Powers, ------ 

1 horse 85, ------ - 



42 86 
1 78 
1 78 
1 78 



2 82 
1 78 
1 78 



17 58 

lo 24 



15 95 
1 78 



2 24 

2 11 

2 63 

1 78 

46 

10 69 

2 89 



Names and Valuation. o Tax 



Mrs. David F. Peirce, ----- 

1 house 200, 1 barn 75, home place 10a 150, - - 5 53 

Appleton Peirce, estate, -.-'.--'- 

1 house 550, 1 barn 100, 1 mill 100, home place 45a 500, 
Henry lot 24a 500, 22 75 

Alden D. Reed, 1 

2 horses 130, 1 colt 50, 15 cows 345, 2 two-year-olds 30, 4 
yearling 50, 3 swine 35, 1 house 550, 1 barn 350, 1 shed 25, 

home place 115a 2250, - - - - - - - 51 38 

Mrs. Abigail Russell, - - 

1 cow 25, 1 house 450, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 32a 

350, exempt 500, 5 86 

s 

Mrs. Lucy StOne, -------- 

1 horse 80, 3 cows 45, 1 yearling" 10, 1 house 175, 1 barn 100, 

home place 52a 550, exempt 500, 5 99 

Joseph N. Shaw, - - - -* 1 

2 horses 130, 2 cows 45, 1 swine 9, 1 house 375, 1 barn 100, 

1 shop 150, 1 horse barn 75, home place 70a 800. - - 23 67 
I Howard I. Shaw, ---- 1 

2 horses 130, 7 cows 175, 1 two year-old 20, 1 yearling 10, 1 

house 250, 1 barn 150, 1 shed 50, home place 80a 550, - 19 14 

! Henry C. Shaw, 1 

1 store building 200, home place 3a 100, - - 5 68 
< George W. Shaw, -------- i 

2 horses 140, 2 colts 70, 9 cows 205, 3 swine 25, 1 house 

350, 1 barn 100, home place 60a 1000, - 26 35 

Charles W. Shattuck. 1 

2 horses 130, 3 colts 120, 8 cows 180, 1 two-year-old 25, 2 
yearlings 25, 3 swine 35, 1 house 200, 1 barn 150, home 

place 100a 1000, 26 03 

George L. Stacy, Ill 78 

Elisha J. Spear, 11 78 

Fred S. Schnider, - - - - - - - - 11 78 

Lester Smith, - - 1 

1 house 125, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 88a 550, 10 40 

Mrs. Charles Schnider, 

1 house 250, 1 barn 75, home place 25a 300, - 8 13 

T 

\ Addison D. Thayer, - - - - - 11 78 

\iMrs. A. D. Thayer, 

2 horses 40, 2 cows 45, 1 house 225, barn 100, 1 Schnider 
barn 25, home place 89a 1000, Schnider place 30a 200, 
Vaughan lot 25a 75, - - - - - ' 22 24 

^llis A. Thayer, ------ i 

1 horse 75, 2 yearlings 25, - - - - 3 08 

Walter I. Thrasher, - - - - - - 11 78 



8 



Names and Valuation. ©. Tax 

Fred M. Thrasher, - 1 

1 horse 100, 2 cows 45, - - - - - 3 67 

Samuel Thrasher, _--_.. i 

1 horse 25, 3 cows 70, 2 two-year-old 20, 1 yearling 10, 2 
swine 15, 1 house 125, 1 barn 75, Peirce house 300, 1 Peirce 
barn 100, old place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, Peirce place 
16a 200, Tourtellott lot 20a 100, ... 24 40 

William Thrasher, - - - - 1 

1 horse 15, 1 98 

Fred A. Thrasher, - - - - - 1 1 78 

Mrs. F. A. Thrasher, - 

2 horses 175, 4 cows 100, 2 yearlings 35, 16 fowls 5, 4 10 
William M. Tourtellott, - - - - - 1 1 78 

Willie M. Tourtellott, 1 1 78 

Elsie C. Titus, ...... 

1 house 300, 1 barn 100, 1 shop 50, home place 8a 125, Aid- 
rich lot 5a 50, exempt 500, .... 16 3 

XT 

Harry S. Upton, ------ l 

1 horse 15, 2 cows 45, 45 fowls 13, 1 house 150, 1 barn 75, 

1 hen house 25, home place 50a 250, 9 63 

George H. Upton, ...... l 

1 horse 15, 1 cow 20, 1 house 75, 1 barn 25, home place 8a 

125 .__.__---. 5 17 

WillardS. Upton, ------- l 

1 horse 25, 2 cows 50, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 

59a 400, 11 21 

Leighton A. Upton, 

1 horse 15, 1 1 98 

V 

Howard A. Vaughan, 11 78 

Clarinda G. Vaughan, 

land 46a 350, 4 55 

Ervin D. Vaughan, --- 1 

1 horse 75, 1 cow 30, 5 fowls 2, 1 house 400, 1 barn 250, 1 
house, (old place) 225, home place 70a 600, ... 22 35 

Walter S. Vaughan, 1 

1 horse 15, 1 cow 25, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home nlace 8a 

100, "- 6 20 

Dexter M. Vaughan, 

1 horse 20, 1 house 100, 1 barn 75, home place 89a 650, 10 99 
Joseph P. Vaughan's estate, 

2 cows 55, 40 fowls 15, 1 house 3c0, 1 barn 125, 1 hen house 

50, home place 84a 650, 16 19 

Marcus E. Vaughan, 1 

1 horse 35, --------- 2 24 

Mrs. Ida Vaughan, 

1 house 100, barn 50, home place 9a 100, ... 3 25 



9 



Names and Valuation. o Tax 



"W 

Walter M. Waugh, ------ l 

1 horse 100, 8 cows 220, 1 swine 10, 1 house 500, 1 barn 200, 

home place 64a 900, - - - - - 26 87 

William F. Wendemuth, ----- 1 

1 horse 50, 2 cows 50, 1 house 175, 1 barn 125, home place 

73a 400, --._-.. 12 18 

Josiah E. YVhite, Guardian, - 

money at interest 175, - - - - - 2 28 

Josiah E. White, - - - - - - 1 

2 horses 25, 3 cows 55, 2 swine 22, - 3 11 
Ellis White, 1 

1 house 25, 1 barn 100, home place 100a 700, - - 12 52 

Mrs. Ellis White, ------- 

1 house 150, barn 100, home place 50a 600, - - 11 05 

Dexter Wheelock, ------ i 

1 cow 30, 1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 33a 150, 6 07 

Nelson Whitaker, ------ 1 

1 horse 100, 1 house 300, 1 barn 100, home place 40a 500, 

Titus lot 30a 250, - - - - - 18 03 

Silas Whitaker, - - - - - l 

1 horse 75, 1 cow 20, 75 fowls 22, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, 1 
hen house 50, home place 70a 250, - 10 45 

George M. Webber, - - - - - - l 

1 horse 35, ----- - 2 24 

Oliver L. Wood, estate, - 

1 house 200, 1 barn 500, 1 hen house 40, 1 shed 2i, home place 

140a 1200, out lot 55a 400, - - - - 30 75 

James F. Wood, ------ i 

1 horse 75, 2 cows 50, 2 swine 23, 1 shop 50, - - 4 35 

John Wood, - - - - ■ . - . i 

1 cow 25, 16 fowls 6, 1 house 325, 1 barn 150, 1 hen house 
25, home place 55a 300, - - - - - 12 58 

Samuel Whiting, - - - . - - 1 

1 horse 100, 1 cow 15, stock in trade 100, value of machin- 
ery 300, 1 house 600, 1 barn 100, 1 small house 50, 1 mill 
2000, land 4a 150, 46 18 

Wiliard A. Witherell, - 1 

1 house 200, 1 hen house 25, home place 5a 25, - - 5 03 

Warren M. Whipple, ----- 1 

stock in trade 1300, 1 horse 80, 1 house and store 500, home 
lot 10a 75, - - - - . » - 27 20 

Woods & Lincoln, ------ 

Lindsey place 95a 250, brush mountain lot 8a 40, - - 3 77 



IO 

Non-Residents. 

PETERSHAM. 

Harrison Williams, King lot 44a 700, - - - - 9 10 

ATHOL. 

John Arnot, land 18a 50, - 

Louise Sherbet, 1 house 175, 1 barn 25, 1 shop 25, home place 
3a 75, 

GREENWICH. 

Samuel B. Estey's heirs, land 65a 225, - 

Horace Clark, land 64a 500, - 

Frank C. Powers, land 30a 300, - 

William Manley, land 20a 175, - 

Joseph Thrasher, land 30a 150, Freeman lot 6a 20, - 

Smith Cutler, land 69a 600, - 

Chandler Powers, land 10a 100, .... 

Charles A. Powers, land 50a 500, - 

Charles N. Powers, laud 4a 125, - 

John A. Wheeler, land 7a 50, - 

Washington P. Fry, land 6a 50, 

Martin E. Vaughan, land la 15, - 

Stephen P. Bailev, Suttle lot 88a 500, south lot 6a 35, 

Henry B. Hodgkins, land 40a 250, - 

Brig ham Nutting, land 3a 25, 

Clinton P. Harrington, Pine hill 35a 235, Arnot lot 18a 150, 

Whitcoinb lot 2a 25, Caswell 77a 100, Baker place 2a 100, 

Darby lot 40a 500, - 

Harrington & Vaughan, Peirce lot 20a 200, ... 

Caroline Powers heirs, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 58a 400, 
George C. Warner, land 25a 50, 
Amelia Root, land 22a 200, - 

Andrew Sanderson, 1 barn 100, home place 90a 500, 

SPENCER. 

Merritt Horr, land 45a 300, - - - - - 3 90 

LXFIELD. 

Susan Newbry, land 11a 150, ..... 

William B. Downing, Haskins lot 40a 300, - 

Edward B. Downing, land 5a 25, Brigham lot 36a 150, Peirce & 

Ellis lot 32a 125, Horr lot 10a 50, ... 

Flint & Gillett, Stetson lot 150a 500, - 

Woods & Ward, Hemenway lot 35a 100, Nutting lot 30a 100, 

PELHAM. 

John Pitman, land 8a 50, ..... 

George H. Wilson, land 18a 100, - 

Harrison Ho it's heirs, land 30a 50, - 

David Shores, Hunt lot 15a 50, Abbott lot 70a 500, Conkey lot 

64a 550, Crossett lot 6a 100, Johnson lot 12a 100, 
John Vaustone, saw mill 450, ..... 

Theodore L. Cook, land 10a 50, .... 

SPRINGFIELD. 

J. M. Cowan, laud 60a 800, 

E. Wilson Sanderson, Haskell lot 35a 500. ... 



65 


3 90 


2 93 


6 50 


3 90 


2 28 


2 21 


7 80 


1 30 


6 50 


1 63 


65 


65 


20 


6 96 


3 25 


33 


L4 43 


2 60 


7 80 


65 


2 60 


7 80 



1 


95 


3 


90 


4 


55 


6 


50 


2 


60 




65 


1 


30 




65 


16 


90 


5 


85 




65 


10 


40 


6 


50 



11 


70 


26 


00 


10 


40 


11 


70 


1 


30 



II 

Algernon W. Peirce, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, home place 25a 

450, Jennings lot 15a 150, - 

Peirce & Ellis, 1 house 200, 1 barn 200, home place 125a 1600, 

ORANGE. 

Harrison Barrows, 1 house 100, 1 barn 200, Conkey place 185a 500, 
Luman P. Peirce, land 142a 900, - 

Mrs. Gr. L. Johnson, Shaw lot 18a 100, ... - 

Josiah A. Hemenway, estate, 1 house 75, 1 barn 100, home 

place 27a 175, old place 27a 300, .... 8 45 

AMHERST. 

John A. Peirce, land 20a 350, .... 4 55 

Theodore L. Paige, land 15a 100, - - - - 130 

Smith & Cogswell, Johnson pasture 60a 300, - 3 90 

NEW SALEM. 

Mrs. Mary Mathews, 1 house 100, - - - - 1 30 

Willard Putnam, land 66a 500, - - - 6 50 

Frank W. Lincoln, Dunn lot 26a 200, - - - 2 60 

Joseph A. Stacv, Bigelow land 36a 200, - - - 2 60 

M. L. Perry, land 14a 100, - - - - 1 30 

David Hamilton, land 14a 200, - - - - 2 60 

Edward A. Freeman, Peirce lot 6a 50, - - - 65 

Andrew J. Cadrett, Jr., 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 48a 125, 4 23 

Mrs. D. E. Powers, land 25a 75, 98 

William Orcutt, Kemp lot 30a 350, - - - - 4 55 
John Hunt, 3 horses 200, 16 cows 135, 1 two-year-olds 25, 2 
yearlings 25, 1 swine 8, 2 barns 200, home place 29a 275, 

Hunt place 20a 250, - - - - - 14 54 

SHUTESBURT. 

George A. Berry, Ashley lot 30a 150, - - - 1 95 

Berry & Brker, 1 house 250, 1 barn 100, Peirce place 62a 725, 

mill dam lot 7a 125, - - - - - 15; 60 

H. & W. G. Hamilton, laud 7a 75, 98 

William H. Hemenway, school lot 25a 1500, - 19 50 

Myron A. Peirce, Peirce place 65a 300, - - <- - 3 90 

LEVERETT . 

Ruf us Fitts, land 15a 75, ------ 98 

NORTH DANA. 

Orin J. Powers, land 150a 400, .... 520 

Crawford & Tyler, Morgan lot 75a 350, - - - 4 55 

E. P. Tyler, land 54a 100, ..... i 30 

William B. Lincoln, land 100a 800, - - - 10 40 

Lewis Doubleday, land 8a 50, - - - - 65 

S. F. Lindsey's heirs, land 40a 300, - - - - 3 90 

Lucius Doubleday, land 28a 250, - - - - 3 25 

Charles Lindsey's heirs, Humes pasture 27a 270, - - 3 51 

Joseph Recor, land 45a 125, - - - - - - 1 63 

Recor & Car v, land 30a 100, - - - - -130 

Martin Chapman, Kelly place 100a 400, 5 20 

George W. Lincoln, land 70a 500, - - - - - 6 50 

DANA. 

J. S. Brown, land 4a 25 , - - - - - 33 



12 

WARE. 

Mrs. Francis Blair, land 15a 50, 65 

HARD WICK. 

George D. Paige, land 60a 200, - 

B. F. Paige, Stacy place 120a 1800, - 

BARRE. 

Eoxanna Brown, Oakes pasture 22a 250, 

WORCESTER. 

Ernest Vaughan, 1 horse 80, 

WARREN. 

E. C. Carry, 1 house 150, 1 barn 125, Wheeler place 67a 525, 

NORTH GARDNER. 

Frank J. Berry, land la 50, - 

MILLERS FALLS. 

Eunice M. Bartlett, 1 distillery 75, land 10a 60, 

BOSTON. 

Charlotte Drinkwater, land 20a 200, - 

NORTHFIELD , 

W. C. & W. M. Aldrich, 1 house 225, 1 barn 75, home place 62a 

400, Conkey lot 11a 25, - - - - - 9 43 

West C. Aldrich, ------ 

2 horses 100, 1 house 250, 1 barn 75, 1 shed 50, home place 

70a 650, 14 63 

HARTFORD, CT. 

Harry Mathews, Osborne lot 10a 100, - - - 1 30 

PLYMOUTH, N. H. 

Leava Spear, 1 horse 80, 3 cows 70, 1 6wine 10, 1 house 100, 1 

barn 100. home place 68a 400, - - - - 9 88 

GILBERTVILLE. 

C. C. Youug, 1 house 175, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 

27a 250, ------- 7 15 



2 

23 


60 
40 


8 


25 


1 


04 


10 


40 




65 


1 


76 


2 


60 



-♦♦>-«-«♦+ 



PERSONS AND PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM TAXATION IN 

THE TOWN OF PRESUOTT, FOR THE YEAR 1895. 

Abigail Russell, real estate, ----- 500 00 

Charlotte F. Gilbert, 1 house 400, 1 barn 25, land la 50, - 475 00 
Cong. Church Society, 1 church 600, 1 house 700, 1 barn 200, 

land 11a 500, ----- 2000 00 

Ianthia Brown, real estate, ----- 5^0 00 

Mary Abbott, real estate, - - - - - 500 00 
Daniel R. Potter, 1 house 150, 1 barn 75, 1 hen house 15, land 

1 l-2a 25, 265 00 

Asa Moore, real estate, - - - - 550 00 

Mrs. Elsie C. Titus, real estate, - - - - - 500 00 
Mrs. David Lawless, 1 house 200, 1 barn 75, home place 46a 

200, ------- 475 00 

Mrs. Lucy Stone, real estate, ----- 500 00 

Mrs. Olive Freeman, real estate, ----- 500 00 

State tax, ----- $105 00 

County tax, - - - - - 266 03 

Town 'tax, 2000 00 

Overlayings, -. - - - . . - 12 48 

$2,383 51 



13 

TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Number of residents assessed on property, 
Number of non-residents assessed on property, 
Number of persons asses- sed on property, 
Number of persons assessed for poll tax only, 

Total number of persons assessed, 

Number of polls assessed, - 
Tax on each poll, 
Value of assessed personal estate, 
Value of building's, - - - - 

Value of land, - - - - 

Total valuation, May 1st, 1895, 
Tax on personal estate, - 

Tax on real estate, - - - - 

Tax on polls, ------ 

Total tax, 
Rate per $1000, - - - 

Number of horses, 

Cows, - . - 

Sheep, ---__ 

Neat cattle other than cows, 

Swine, - 

Dwelling house, - 

Acres of land assessed, - 

Value of fowls, - 

Fowls, - 

WALDO H. PEIRCE,) Assessors 
MERRIAM KING, S of 
ELMER M. AIKEN, ) Prescott. 



124 




91 




215 




43 




258 




133 




- 


1 78 


- 


23,428 00 


- 


44,255 00 


- 


97,415 00 


- 


165,098 00 


- 


304 76 


- 


- 1842 01 


- 


236 74 


- - 


2,383 51 


- 


13 00 


146 




315 




64 




80 




79 




107 




10950 




- 97 




290 





OFFICIAL REPORTS 



—OF THE— 



TOWN OF Pf^ESGOTT 



—OF— 



4» 1 896-7.**- 



—WITH THE— 



VALUATION AND TAXES. 



ATHOL, MASS., 

PRESS OF THE ATHOL TRANSCRIPT CO. 

1897. 
C. 



3 



Annual Report 

—OF THE— 

Boc|M of Selectmen. 

FOR THE YEAR 1896-7. 



i <«> ■ «•> < 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

The Selectmen present the following report : 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS. 
Daniel R. Potter, 
George H. Upton, - 
Marcus E. Vaughan, 
Willard A. Wetherell, 
Maria R. Wetherell, 
William M. Pratt, 

.- . $ r >4.o m 

TOWN OFFICERS. 
Paid Geo. L Hunter, Collector 1895, 

Henry L. Berry, janitor of Town hall, 
Daniel T. Pierce, sealer, 
F. N. Peirce, Treasurer, 

" " Registrar, - 
J. M. Harrington, Auditor, - 
II. I. Shaw, Supt. of schools, 
Waldo H. Pierce, as Selectman, Assessor, Over- 
seer of Poor and Registrar, - - 49 75 



$48 00 


48 00 


12 00 


48 00 


48 00 


36 00 


$50 00 


2 00 


3 00 


25 00 


3 00 


4 00 


65 00 



Merriam King, as Selectman, Assessor, Overseer 

of Poor and Registrar, - - - 33 25 

Elmer M. Aiken, as Selectman, Assessor, Over- 
seer of Poor and Registrar, - - 26 75 





50 


8 


75 


22 


50 


Q 

o 


20 


14 58 


1 


10 


2 


10 


18 


00 


1 


00 


2 


00 


1 


25 


2 


00 


3 


00 


1 


00 


30 


00 


9 


00 


14 


00 


1 


50 


5 


25 


5 


50 



$261 75 



TOWN FARM ACCOUNT— Cr. 

Received from sale of grass, - - - $46 15 

" " apples, --- 15 00 

Received for use of pasture, - - - 25 00 

$86 15 

Dr. 

Paid for mowing brush in pasture, - - 5 00 

Income from farm, - $81 15 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid W. A. Clark, for returning two births, 
E. J. Paige, for keeping tramps, 
Athol Transcript Co., printing reports 1895-6, 
For Assessors' book and postage, 
C. F. Paige, balance on tiling, 
Dog license, - 

Order blanks, - 

B. C. Abbott, for painting Town hall and hearse 

house, ----- 
Auction bills, ----- 
Selling grass on Town Farm, 
Tax bills, 

B. C. Abbott, painting gates at Cemetery near 
Town hall, - 

Retainer in Hannum case, - 

Mowing brush in Fish Cemetery, - - - 

Library appropriation, - - 

C. "W. Berry, for going with hearse, 
E. M. Aiken, inspector of cattle, 
W. F. Wendemuth, forest fire ward, 
Recording births, marriages and deaths, 
Justice fees, 







F. N. Peirce, for meeting town clerks, - 4 00 

" " se£vices)in H^ri'^i^pAsi, J. - 300 

W. II. Peirce, express, postage and stationery, 2 15 

" \" expenses in Han num ease, - 3 00 

" " services in '-** ' ' - - 3 00 

Printing amendments to Constitution, , - 75 



— $162 13 



RECAPITULATION. 

Paid snow bills, spring of 1896, - - - $1127 

Repairs on highways and bridges, - - 613 '59 

State Aid, - - - - - - . 240 00 

Town officers, - . / . . - 26175 

Miscellaneous, - - - - 162 13 

Support of paupers, - - - - : , . 397 72:, , ^ ■-,,.,: 

For Mrs Freeman, - - - - 213 20 

For schools, - 1,296 81 

> $3,196 47 

LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 

Hampshire Savings Bank, - 850 00 

Support of N. M. Horr, - - - - 52 00 

•' J.M. Stacy, - - - - 2 00 

" Mrs. B'reeman, - - - - 5 00 

" Lucy A. Rider, - - - - 20 00 

Due F. J. Currier, Collector 1896, - - 48 50 

$977 50 

RESOURCES. 

Due from State for State Aid, - $259 00 

" Collector on tax assessment, - - 924 03 

" " interest, - - - 24 94 

Due on John Powers' note, - - - - 29 40 

" M. A. Pierce's note, - - - - ll 66 

Due from M. A. Peirce, for apples, - - - - 15 00 

" John Hunt, for pasture, - - - 20 00 

a State on acct. of State paupers, 40 55 

" " ■" LucvA.Rider, - 42 71 

" " under Chap. 408, Acts of 1896, - 192 40 

" " " 382, Acts of 1896, - 50 00 

" New Salem, for tuitions, - ■- 15 96 

Cash in hands of Treasurer, - - - - 515 66 

$2,141 31 

Balance in favor of town, i igg gi 

School books to the amount of $255.35, uot included in this year's 
resources. 



WALDO H. PEIRCE, ) Selectmen 
MERRIAM KING, > of 

ELMER M. AIKEN, ) Prescott 



6 

ZE^IEIFOI^T OIF 

Overseers of IPovv. 

Paid town of Ludlow, support of Nathan M. Horr, $52 00 
for support of Lucy A. Rider, 

" James M. Stacy, - 

for medical attendance on J. M. Stacy, 

" " Alexander J. DeLaurie, 

" " Mary Lucia, 

for supplies for Joseph Lucia's family, 

Received from State lor support of Lucy A. Rider, 
Due " " " " " 

" " " " Alex. J. DeLaurie, 



a a a n 



J. Lucia family, 



Net cost of poor, - 

Town of Prescott, 

In account with Mrs. Olive Freeman, 
Paid Mrs. E. D. Vaughan for board, 

Dr. F. H. Fearl, for medical attendance, 

for shingles for buildings, - 

for nails, ----- 

for drawing shingles, - 

for freight on shingles, - 

for labor shingling. - 

for boards, ----- 

for interest on money paid on mortgage and for 
support, - 

E. D. Vaughan, for moving goods, 

A. D. Reed, for use of bull, - 



By estimated balance from last year, 
By cash received for rent of farm, 

By cash received for sale of furniture, 

By repairs on building, 



Balance, 

WALDO H. PEIRCE, 
MERRIAM KING 
ELMER M. AIKEN 



:rce,^ 

JT, > 

EN, ) 



169 92 




114 00 




21 25 




4 25 




33 75 




2 55 


$397 72 




127 21 




42 71 




4 25 




36 30 


210 47 

$187 25 


- 


tan, 

112 50 

27 50 

41 60 

3 25 

2 50 
■ 1 50 

19 25 

3 60 


Dr. 


9 31 

1 00 

[50 

310 04 
45 00 


$222 51 
Cr. 


8 00 




71 70 


434 74 




- 


$212 23 


,^ Overseers of 
> Poor of 
) Prescott. 



Annual Report. 

—OF TILE— 

BOARD OF ROAD COMMISSION ERS. 

FOR THE YEAR 1896. 

Jerry Rivers, two men and team for scraper, - $198 00 

VV. M. Waugh, self and horse. - - - 3(5" 10 

Lester Smith, " % - -' - 16 95 

Elmer M. Aiken, self, - - - - 45 17 

Fred M. Thrasher, " 46 37 

W. H.Peirce, " - - 9 75 

Wm. Dickey, " - ... 43 75 

Win. Thresher, " 43 75 

Leon Stone, " - - - - 39 37 

Erving Vanghan, " - - - - 35 00 

E. J. Spear, " - - - 13 20 

F.J. Courrier, ;; - - - - 1 35 

Myron A. Morse, " - - - - - 3 00 

A. P. Hannum, " - - - - - 2 33 

Andrew Johnson, " - - - - - 1 95 

Fred Lincoln, " - • - - 75 

Daniel T. Pierce, for painting guide boards, - G 00 

Lucy Stone, for gravel, - 70 

Two spades, - - - - - - 2 00 

Three forks, - .- - - - - 2 20 

One hoe, 30 

Oil drip. - - .- - - - - 15 

Oil and bolts, 36 



8 

Repairs on scraper and sharpening bar, - - 2 15 



Total cost of repairs on highways, - $550 71 

REPAIRS ON BRIDC4ES IN 1896. 
W. W. Waugh, self and team, 
Lester Smith, ""..---- 
Waldo H. Peirce, " 
Fred M. Thrasher, self, - 
Fred N. Peirce, " -. - 

M. A. Peirce, for plank and stringers, 
E. B. Downing for stringers, - 
0. P. Harrington, for plank, - 

Paid for spikes, ----- 
Total cost of repairs on bridges, 



Total cost of repairs on highways and bridges, $613 59 

Snow bills in spring of 1896, - - - - 11 27 

The Road Commissioners report that guide boards are maintained 
t.t the following places: Near Whiting's mill, near M. F. Brown's, near 
J. M. Harrington's, near Ianthia Brown's, near Samuel Thrasher's, near 
J. N. Hamilton's, near School house No. 3, near L. L. Johnson's, near 
Bobbinville four corners $ near W. H. Peirce's, near Dr. Clark's, near 
John Berry's, near Asa Moore's, nearD. T. Peirce, near North Prescott. 

ELMER M. AIKEN, ) Road Commissioners 
FRED M. THRASHER, } of 

WALTER M. WAUGH ) Prescott. 



$7 34 




5 55 




5 62 




2 75 




3 00 




26 24 




1 65 




9 83 




90 






62.88 
550 71 





9 



Treasurer's Report. 

MONTHLY STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS OF TREASURER 

FOR 1896. 

Feb. 15, Received balance from settlement, - $521 64 

20, Received remainder of "Elmer Berry's note 

and interest, - - - - 9' 50 

Mar. 4, Received from G. L. Hunter, Collector l£95, 239 72 

9, " '• New Salem, for tuition, 18 00 

24, " " G. L. Hunter, Collector 1895, 165 65 

Apr. 18, Received for rent of Freeman farm, and 

sale of furniture, - . - - 53 00 

May 5, Received for G. L. Hunter, collector 1895, 
S, " " reimbursement from State, 

26, u * ; inspection of animals, 

27, " " Hampshire Savings bank, 
July 1, " " G. L. Hunter, collector 1895, 

3, " " " " auction license, 

3, " " D. Powers, for grass on town farm, 1 50 

9, " " II. lion, " 

29, " u G. L. Hunter, collector 1895, 

Aug. 6, " ''- from State, 

27, " " F. J. Currier, collector 1896, 



Sept. 1, 
5, 



a a a a i. 



il << G. L. Hunter, collector 1895, 



22, 
Oct. 2, Received from F. J. Currier, Coll. 

21, '.' " " 

Nov. 10, Received from G. L. Hunter, Coll. for '95, 

11, Received reimbursement from State, 

20, Received from F. J. t 'nrriei, Coll. 
Dec. 10, " " 



42 


64 


42 


25 


14 


05 


350 


00 


36 


00 


2 


00 


, 1 


50 


7 


75 


62 


00 


42 


25 


406 


15 


155 


15 


85 


80 


42 


00 


75 


00 


45 


00 


110 00 


20 00 


42 


71 


59 


19 


30 00 



10 



10, Received Corporation tax, - - 1 66 

10, Received National Bank tax, - - 64 50 

10, Received State Aid, ... 246 00 

29, Received F. J. Currier, Coll. - - CO 00 

1897. 

Jan. 7, Received G. L. Hunter, Coll. for '95, - 12 73 

9, Received F. J. Currier, Coll. - - - 35 02 
13, Received County Treasurer, dog fund, - 56 71 
13, Received F. J. Currier, Coll. - - 75 00 

Feb. 1, " " " - - - 163 37 

2, Received School fund, - 462 57 

2, Received F.J. Currier, Coll. "J"- - 17 23 

10, ■ " " " - - - 146 20 
13, " u a . 117 50 
13, Received A. B. Gross, for sale of grass on 

•town farm, - - - - 8 84 

15. Received Elmer M. Aiken, for bridge plank, 1 00 



$4,147 24 



MONTHLY STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES FOR 1896. 
Mar. 29, Paid Selectmen's orders, as follows: - $19 00 

Feb. 7, 52 00 

« - - - - - - 3 75 

" i - - - - - - 2 50 

a . . . - - - - 4 25 

« 10 00 

11, 2 50 

17, 10 00 

24, ----- - 50 00 

28, 19 00 

April 4, 12 00 

4, 8 00 

4, - - - - - 22 50 

4, - - - - - - 42 25 

23, 1 25 

25, 19 00 

May 2, 12 00 

2, - 75 69 



11 



2, 

2, 

2, ----- - 

2, 

22, - - - - 

27, Paid interest on notes Hampshire Savings bank, 11 61 

30, Paid Selectmen's orders, 



June 6, 


<< 


it 


6, 


<< 


a 


6, 


<< 


a 


6, 


<• 


a 


'■6, 


<< 


ti 


11, 


u 


a 


11, 


u 


n 


27, 


<< 


a 


J July 3, 


a 


a 


3, 


a 


n 


3, 


<< 


a 


3, 


u 


a 


3, 


« 


a 


3, 


a 


a 


18, 


-it 


a 


25, 


a 


a 


Aug. 1, 


a 


a 


1, 


a 


a 


1, 


a 


it 


1, 


a 


n 


14, 


a 


a 


Aug. 15, 


a 


a 


24, 


a 


ti 


29, 


a 


a 


Sept. 2, Paid 


County tax 




5, Paid Selectmen's 


orders, 


2, 


i a 


a 


12, 


t it 


a 


12, 


i a 


a 


12, 


i a 


a 


26, « 


( it 


a 



3 


20 


1 


10 


8 


00 


14 58 


35 00 


11 


64 


19 


00 


471 


13 


11 


27 


11 


00 


10 00 


18 


00 


248 


25 


1 


25 


19 00 


8 


00 


2 


10 


19 


25 


42 


25 


1 


00 


2 00 


18 


00 


19 00 


8 00- 


8 00 


13 


60 


35 


25. 


24 51 




50 


1 


25 


19 


00 


277 


12 


■ 2 00 


3 


00 


10 00 


10 00 


3 


50 


19 


00 



12 



Oct. 3, 


<c 


a 


a 


3, 


ii 


a 


a 


81, 


ii 


a 


a 


81, 


a 


a 


a 


Nov. 5, 


a 


a 


a 


7, 


a 


a 


a 


7, 


a 


a 


a 


7, 


ii 


i: 


a 


7, 


a 


a 


a 


25. 


a 


a 


a 


28, 


a 


a 


a 


Dec. b, 


a 


a 


a 


5, 


b( 


a 


a 


5, 


<< 


a 


a 


11, 


i< 


a 


a 


10, 


Paid Sta 


:e tax, 


- 


18, 


Paid Selectmen 


's orders, 


26, 


a 


it 


a 


Jan. 2, 


a 


a 


i i 


2, 


a 


%i 


a 


2, 


a 


a 


a 


4, Paid inter 


est on notes at Hi 


23, 


Paid Selectmen's orders, 


27. 


a 


a 


a 


28, 


a 


a 


a 


30, 


a 


a 


a 


Feb. 6, 


a 


' a 


ii 


c, 


a 


a 


a 


o, 


a 


a 


a 


15, 


a 


a 


a 


15, 


Paid exp 


ress an 


d postage 



8 


00 


42 


71 


8 


00 


19 


00 


397 


50 


2 


50 


1 


00 


10 00 


10 


00 


61 


36 


23 


00 


8 


00 


122 


13 


10 


00 


24 00 


122 


50 


4 


50 


23 


00 


■ 8 


00 


51 


05 


10 


00 


,15 


95 


30 


00 


42 


71 


319 


00 


23 


00 


12 


50 


10 


00 


53 


95 


344 88 


7 


90 



1,631 58 



Cash on hand to balance, 



$515 66 



13 



REPORT 



OF THE 



School CorqEqittee 

FOE THE YEAE 1896-7. 



-—T * -4*1 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

I Laura A. King, Secretary, - 

i Howard I. Shaw, Superintendent, - 
i Henry N. Grover, - 

TRUANT OFFICERS. 
• Merriam King, - 

RECEIPTS. 
Balance on hand from last year, 
Town appropriation, - 

State school fund, _ _ - _ 

Income from dog tax, - 

Due from New Salem, - - - - 

Due State by Chap. 408, Acts of 189G, 
" " 382, Acts of 189,6, 

Appropriated for books and supplies, 

Balance froir last year, - - - 

Appropriated for repairs, 

EXPENDITURES. 
Paid teachers' salaries, - 

town of Dana, - 

for fuel, - . - 



Tern 


i expii 


■es 189$ 


Term 


expir 


es 1898 


Term expii 


-es 1897 


Geo. L. 


Hunter 


59 


58 




700 


00 




462 


57 




56 


71 




15 


96 




192 


40 




50 


00 






<flJ1 *Q7 00- 




qpj. 


?"'-" uu 


25 


00 




59 


56 




- — 


— 


$84 5G 


- 




$75 00 


856 


60 




9 


00 




32 


90 





14 



for care of fires and rooms, - - 24 50 



Paid teachers' by Chap. 408, Acts oi 1896, 

repairs on school-houses, ... 

for books, supplies and freight, - 
for postage, etc., - 

ITEMS OF EXPENSE.! 

Appropriated at a special meeting held Nov. 10, 1896, 

to repair No. 3 school house, 
Expended, ------ 

OTHER RDPAIRS ON SCHOOL HOUS 

Paid Ellis Thayer, for new closet, 

H. I. Shaw, for three new doors, 

for hardware, - 

for glass, ------ 

for labor, - 

B. C. Abbott, labor, - - - - 

F. N. Peirce, " 

Express on material, - - - - 

for paint, - - - 

PAID FOR TEACHERS. 

No 1 house, Hattie M. Bliss, 20 weeks, 

" Alice A. Williamson, 10 weeks, 



No. 


2 house, Alice E. Wood, 


20 " 




" Edith Anderson, 


10 " 


No. 


3 house, Fanny M. Gould, 


29 3-5 weeks, 


No. 


4 house, Mary Carpenter, 


10 " 




" Mary Orcutt, 


10 " - 




" Ethel T. Dyer, 


10 " 


No. 


5 house, Mary Orcutt, 


10 " - 




" Mary Carpenter, 


10 " 



Estella A. Vaughan. 6 3-5, 



PAID FOR CARE OF FIRES AND RCOMS. 



Otto Ilulbert, 
Laura S. Peirce, 



192 40 


103 48 


75 43 


2 50 


75 00 


73 61 


SES. 
13 25 


4 50 


2 05 

57 

5 85 


50 


1 50 


1 25 


40 


100 00 


60 00 


105 00 


60 00 


217 00 


55 00 


60 00 


60 00 


50 00 


50 00 


39 60 


$3 50 


I 50 



- $923 00 



$1,296 81 






$73 61 



$29 87 



$856 



60 



15 



5 
1 
1 

12 
3 
2 
1 

1 

1 



4 

o 

O 

20 
4 
1 



Fred Powers, - - 

John F. Russell, - -■.-.- 

F.M.Gould, 

Daniel Beacher, 

Ida Waugh, - - - - 

Geo. Waugh, - - • 

Mary Oreutt, ------ 

Leona King, - 
Estella Vaughan, 

FOR FUEL. 

Paid James Brown, one cord wood, 
B. C. Abbott, " << . 

M. A. Peirce, 5 3-8 cords wood, 
H. I. Shaw, for kindling, ... 
" " sawing and drawing wood, 

FOR TEXT BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 

Paid repairs on chart, - - - 

Geo. F. King and Merrill, for supplies, - 
H. C. Shaw, for ink, - 

Ginn & Company, by exchange of Geographies, 
American Book Company, U. S. histories, 
W. M. Whipple, for supplies, 
Silver, Burdett & Company, supplies, 
J. L. Hammet & Company, " 
G. L.Hunter, " 

II. C. Shaw, " 

foi freight on books and supplies, 



PAID TOWN DANA. 

For schooling Ola L. Whiting, for the school 'year of 

of 1895-6, - - - -.••■•-* 9 

Postage and envelopes, - - - - 2 

Paid teachers by Chapter 408, Acts of 189G, Public 

Mass., as follows: 



00 
50 
50 
00 
00 
00 
50 
50 
50 



$24 50 



00 
50 
15 
25 
00 





25 


o 
O 


37 




54 


31 


80 


10 08 


1 


35 


9 


20 


13 


56 


2 


40 




88 


2 


00 



$32 90 



175 43 



Fanny M. Gould, 19 3-5 weeks, at $2 per we: k, 
Alice E. Wood, 10 weeks, at $2 per week, 
Hattie M. Bliss, 10 weeks, at $2 per week, - 
Mary Carpenter, 10 weeks, at $2 per week, 



39 

20 
20 
20 



00 
50 
Statutes of 

20 
00 
00 
00 



16 



Mary Orcutt, 10 weeks, at $2 per week, 
Estelle A. Vaughan, 6 3-5 weeks, at $2 per week, 
Edith Anderson, 10 weeks at $2 per week, 
Ethel T. Dyer, 10 weeks at $2 per week, 
Alice A. Williamson, 10 weeks, at $2 per week, 

BOOK ACCOUNT. 

Balance from last year, - 

Town appropriation, 

Books and supplies purchased, 

Balance, - 

Estimated value of books on hand, Feb. 1st, 1895, 
Books and supplies purchased, ■ 
Estimated loss by use, - 
Estimated value, Feb. loth, 1897, 
Total expenditure, ----- 
Total receipts, ----- 
Unexpended for schools, - - - - 

«< " books, - 

Number of -children betv/een the ages of 5 and 15, May 1st, 1896, 
Between 8 and 14, May 1st, 1896, 
Total enrollment during the year, - 
Total enrollment, 8 to 14, during the year, 
Under 5 years of age, - 

Over 15 " - 

ROLL OF HONOR. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE THREE TERMS. 

Laura S. Peirce, Harry E. Shaw, Harry D. Peirce, Ruby Thrasher, 
Minnie E. Brown, Clara M. Berry, Alden T. Spear, Harry Waugh, Floy 
E. Brown, Mary E. Shaw. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE TWO TERMS. 

Mabel C. Haskins, Flossie V. White, Leon Cummings, Leroy M. 
Peirce, Jesse L. Haskins, Carrie E. Horr, Kittie L. Slurtevant, Daisy 
H. Reed, Nellie A. Sturtcvant, Fred C. Sturtevant, Frank S. Sturte- 
vant, George R. Horr, Ida M. Waugh, Etta F. Upton, Florence A. 
Waugh, George T. "Waugh, Annis E. Stacy, Oscar A. Stacy, Merl R. 
Brown. 



20 00 : 




13 20 




20 00 7 




20 00 




20 00 






$192 40 




$59 56 




25 00 




75 43 




9 13 




229 92 




75 43 




50 00 




255 35 




- 


1,296 81 


- 


1,696 78 


- 


421 82 


- 


9 13 


1st, 1896 


;, 50 


- 


- 28 


- 


- - 74 


- 


- 34 


- 


1 


- 


6 



17 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE ONE TEEM. 

Leona M. King, Cora J. White, Otto J. Halbert, Ruth R. G rover, 
Charlie Mitchell, Lena L. Reed, Earl Whitaker, Celia L. Whitaker, 
Percy G. Smith, Alice G. Sturtevant , Mary E. Reed, Walcott C. Wyatt, 
Blanche Upton, Arthur O. Barrows, Arthur L. Smith. 

REMARKS. 

There have been thirty weeks of school the past year, divided into 
three terms at five different houses, with the exception of No. 3 and 5. 
No. 3 was only two days short, while No. 5 was three weeks and two 
days short of 30 weeks. The cause in both cases was sickness of the 
teachers. 

The attendance has been fairly good in most cases. To better this 
the parent, teacher and committee should work together. The 
committee and teacher should require, and the parent should compel, 
their children to attend unless sickness prevents. 

Your committee at the beginning of the Fall term decided to take 
action in regard to an act relative to the salaries of public school teach- 
ers in small towns. Chap. 408, Acts of 1896. As the act is printed in 
another place you will at once observe the object. This furnishes us a 
larger sum to employ a better grade of teachers. We think the result 
has been very satisfactory. 

Mr. G. T. Fletcher, Agent State Board of education, made us a two 
days' visit in the winter term. He pronounced our schools as somewhat 
improved by our special efforts. 

We would recommend that the town take some action in regard to 
transportation of scholars. There is some that have to come a long dis- 
tance. Perhaps it would be well to allow them something for traveling 
fees over a certain distance. 

Our houses ought to have a few repairs made. No. 1 needs paiut- 
ing inside, and also either paper the walls or do something to clean them 

up a little. No. 2 needs to be newly shingled, and a little paint and 

paper inside. The other houses are in a fair condition, although a coat 

of paint outside would be quite acceptable. 

Quite extensive repairs were made at No. 3 house the past year, also 
smaller repairs at all the others. Perhaps it would be well to appropri- 
ate a sum for repairs another year. 

We would recommend that $700 be appropriated for schools, $75 
for text books and supplies, $100 for mileage or transportation, $100 for 
pairs on school houses. 



18 

In closing my second report, I wish to thank the parents and schol- 
ais for the respect shown during this time. There may be a slight feel- 
ing in some cases, this should not exist; if we have poor committees, 
make sure you get good ones, so as not to have faults ; if committees get 
poor teachers, help it so as to make harmony prevail on all sides. Do 
not try to spoil the reputation of any one, as it would only make feel- 
ings that too long exist. Harmony is the strength of all institutions. 
The State is at the present time doing a great deal for the small towns 
in helping to pay our expenses; let us try to get all the good possible. 
There is no reason why some of our boys and girls should not rise in 
life to be of great usefulness. 

EXTRACTS FROM THE LAW OF 189G. 

Chap. 382. Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sec. I. For the education and instruction in the public schools in 
any town or city, of any child or children between the ages of five and 
fifteen years wlio shall be placed, boarded or bound out by the State 
board of lunacy and charity, or bv the trustees of the Lyman and In- 
dustrial schools, or kept under the control of either of said boards in 
said town or city, other than the town or city from which said children 
arc entitled by law to receive education and instruction, the Common- 
wealth shall pay to such town or city the sum of fifty cents each, for 
each week of five days, or major part thereof, of attendance of each of 
such children in the public schools. 

Sec. II. Settlements of the accounts of the several towns and 
cities with the Commonwealth, under this act, shall be made annually on 
the first day of April, and the amounts found due shall be paid within 
three months thereafter. 

Sec. III. The money received by said cities and towns, under the 
provisions of this act shall be added by them to the appropriations for 
the salaries of the teachers in the public schools ofjsuch cities and towns. 

[Approved May 9th, 1896. 

Chap. 408. Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

With the approval of the State board of education, there maybe paid 
from the income of the school fund, to any town having a valuation of 
less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, a sum not exceeding 
$2 per week for the actual time of service of each teacher, approved 
by the school committee of said town, after special examination as to 
exceptional ability employed in the public schools of said town, which 



19 

sum shall be added to the salary of such teachers, provided that the 
amount paid by the town toward the salary of such teacher shall not be 
less than the average salary paid by said town to teachers in the same 
grade of school for the three years next preceding, and that by said ad- 
dition, no teacher shall receive more than ten dollars per week. 
Approved May 16th, 1896. 

MALICIOUS INJURY TO BUILDINGS. 

PUBLIC STATUTES, CHAPTER 203. 

Sec. 78. Whoever willfully and maliciously, or wantonly, and 
without cause, destroys, defaces, mars or injures a school house, church 
or other building erected or used for purpose of education or religious 
instruction, or for the general diffusion of knowledge, or an out-build- 
ing, fence, well or appurtenance of such school house, church or other 
building, or furniture, apparatus or other property belonging to, or 
connected with such school house, church, or other building, shall be 
punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprison- 
ment in the jail not exceeding one year. 

COPY OF PRESCOTT BY-LAWS. 

adopted oct. 12th, 1885. 
Art. 1. The town of Prescott hereby avails itself of the several 

provisions of the statutes of this Commonwealth, now in force, relating 

to habitual truants andj absentees from school, and in pursuance of 

authority conferred thereby adopts the following by-laws. 

Art. 2. All children between the ages of seven and fifteen years, 
residing in said town, and who may be found wandering about in the 
streets or public places of said town, having no lawful occupation or 
business, not attending school, and growing up in ignorance, shall be 
committed to Lowell, Mass., truant school for confinement, instruction 
and discipline. 

Art. 3. Two or more truant officers shall be appointed annually, 
whose duty it shall be to inquire into all the violations of the truant 
laws, and of the law relating to compulsory education, and to do all the 
acts required of them by the laws of the Commonwealth. 

Art. 4. It shall be the duty of every truant officer, previous to 
making any complaint under these laws, to notify the truant or absen, 
tee from school, also his parent or guardian, of the offence committed, 
and of the penalty therefor, and if the truant officer can obtain satis 
factory pledges for the restraint and reformation of the chi!d, he may at 
his discretion, forbear to prosecute, so long as such pledges are faith- 
fully kept. 



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Art. 5. It shall be thej3uty of the school committee, the teachers 
of the public schools, and the citizens^ generally, to aid the truant offi- 
cers as far as possible in the discharge of their duties. 

Art. 6. It shall be the duty of the truant officers to keep' a ful 
record of all their official acts, and make an annual report to the school 
committee, who shall publish the'same with their own report. 

Art. 7. Nothing in these ^by-laws shall be so construed as to alter 
or impair the obligation and duty~of the teachers to enforce punctuality 
and regularity of attendance, and to preserve good order and discipline. 

HOWARD I. SHAW, Superintendent of Schools. 
Prescott, Mass., Feb. 15th, 1897. 



21 



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Alice A. Williamson. 


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11 


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Alice E. Wood. 


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Edith L. Anderson. 


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Fanny M. Gould. 


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13 


12-45 


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Mary E. Orcutt. 


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13 


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Ethel T. Dyer. 


24 


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6 


5-4 


Mary E. Orcutt. 


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8 


8 


Mary A. Carpenter. 


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Estella A, Vaughan. 


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22 



REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES 

OF THE 

PRESCOTT FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



Another year has come and gone, and the Library continues to be a 
source of pleasure and profit to many of our people, quite a ^large num- 
ber of whom have availed themselves of its benefits. To those who are 
in search of knowledge the Library is a valuable aid, being well supplied 
with histories by the best authors, and books of travel and adventure in 
many lands, besides works by eminent scientists and naturalists, and a 
large line of fiction. By its use one may become acquainted, through 
their works, with such eminent writers as Louisa M. Alcott, Rosa Carv 
George A. Henty, George Elliot, Thomas W. Knox, Edna Lyall, Oliver 
Optic, Mayne Heed, E. P. Roe, J. T. Trowbridge, Harriet Beecher 
Stowe, Carlyle, Cooper, Dickens, Hawthorne, Irving, Lowell, Parkman* 
Scott, Shakespeare, and a host of others. He may read history by such 
eminent, historians as Abbott, Brooks, Bryce, Coffin, Fiske, Green, Les- 
sing, Motley, Palfrey, Prescott, Schouler ? Stoddard, and many others. 
In short, by a proper use of the library, one may store his mind with 
the choicest thoughts of many of the great minds of the world. . 

There has been added to the Library the past year 62 volumes. Of 
these, 50 were purchased from the town appropriation, and 12 were do- 
nations. The donations were one from AV. A. AVetherell, two from 
Mrs. P. Emory Aldrich, and nine from the Commonwealth. Part of the 
latter are public documents. 

Miss Sohier, of the State Library Commission, has purchased for 
us again this year such books as were added to the Library by purchase^ 

There are now over 1000 volumes in the Library, most of which are 
i n fairly good condition. 

The total number of books taken o;it of the Library the past year is 
980. 

Henry L. Berry has been engaged to serve as Librarian another 
year. 

The following is a statement of receipts and expenditures for the 
year 1896-7. 



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RECEIPTS. 
Balance on hand from last year, - - $ 7 65 

Town appropriation, - - - - 30 00 

Sale of catalogues, • 30 

Fines, ___.-_ 25 

$38 20 

EXPENDITURES. 

Purchase of books, - - - $20 00 

Librarian's salary, - - 10 00 

Express, - - - - - - 10 

Postage and supplies, - 20 

*$30 30 

Balance on hand, -."-■■-.- $7 90 

The Trustees, whose terra expires March 1, 1897, are W. II. Pence 

and II. W. Abbott. 

For the Trustees, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. 

Prescott, Feb; 16, 1897. 



24 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 

To the Inhabitants of Prescott: 

Your Auditor, chosen at your last annual town meeting, has exam- 
ined and compared the books, vouchers and accounts of the Selectmen, 
School Committee, Trustees of the Public Library, Road Commissioners 
and Tax Collectors for 1896, with those of the Town Treasurer, and 
presents the following as the result of the examination. 

As it is customary for the different boards of officers to render an 
itemized report of their departments, it seems unnecessary for one to 
give each in details, so I only present aggregates. 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

The books, accounts and vouchers of the School Committee were 
examined Feb. 13, 1897, and it was found that there had been drawn 
from the treasury during the year for all purposes: 
Drawn from the treasury, - 

Expenditures, ------ 

TAX COLLECTOR. 

Whole assessment of taxes for 1896, - 

Collected and pail Treasurer, on or before Feb. 13, 1897, 

Interest on same, .---.-- 

Due from Collector, same date, on assessment, 
Interest due on same, - 

TRUSTEES OF LIBRARY. 

Receipts from all sources, including balance on hand, 
Expenditures, - 

Balance on hand, - 

ROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

Received from Town Treasurer, - 

Expenditures for highways and bridges, and suow bills 1896, 



$1,296 81 


1,296 81 


$2,414 17 


1,490 14 


15 47 


1,505 61 


$924 03 


24 94 


$948 97 


$38 20 


30 30 


7 90 


$624 86 


$624 86 



25 

SELECTMEN. 

The books and vouchers of the Selectmen were compared with 
those of the Treasurer, and found to agree in amount, but as the items 
will be shown more understanding]}' in their report under its different 
heads, I refer you to tt, only stating that the books are found to be 
correct. 

TOWN TREASURER. 

The books of the Treasurer were compared with those of the Se- 
lectmen on Feb. 15, 1897, with the following results: 

Receipts from all sources, - ... $1,147 24 

Expenditures, - 3,631 58 



Cash on hand to balance, - - - $515 G6 

The books were found to be correctly kept. 

TAX COLLECTOR FOR 1895. 

There was a balance due from the Collector for 1895, on Feb. 14, 
1896, as follows: 

On assessment 1895, - - - - -■■ $694 36 

Interest due on same, - - - - - 19 09 



$713 45 
As I failed to notify him to present his book for comparison with 
the Treasurer's, his account has not been audited, but the Treasurer's 
book shows that he has paid into the treasury since Feb. 14, 1896, on 
account of the 1895 assessment, with accrued interest : 
Assessment with accrued interest, - - $695 94 



Prescott,Feb. 15, 1897. 



Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH M. HARRINGTON, Auditor. 



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VALUATION AND TAXES 

—OF THE— 

TOWN OF P^ESOOTT 

FOR THE YEAR 189G. 

Names and Valuation. o Tax 



Milo W. Abbott, 1 

1 horse GO, 1 cow 25, 1 swine 5, 1 house 400, 1 barn 75, 1 

shed 25, home place 65a 800, - - - - 20 74 

Hany W. Abbott, 1 1 97 

Bert C. Abbott, - 1 

1 horse 45, 1 cow 30, 1 house 100, 1 barn 75, home place 

30a 250, ------- 8 73 

Charles J. Abbott, -----*- l 

2 horses 40, G cows 130, 2 swine 15, - - 4 48 
C. J. and Marv Abbott, - 

1 house 500, 1 barn 150, home place 80a 1300, Egypt lot 10a 

125, [exempt 500,] - - - - ' - 21 27 

John F. Aiken, ------ i 

1 horse 65, 11 cows 320, G swine 40, 1 house 350, 1 barn 250, 

1 horse barn 75, home place 66a 1225, Berry lot 12a 125, 
sprout lot 8a 125, - 36 74 

James M. Aiken, - - - - - 1 

2 horses 50, 8 cows 190, 7 yearlings 80, G swine 40, l house 

450, 1 barn 200, 1 horse barn 100, home place 78a 1000, 30 46 
Elmer M. Aiken, ------ i 

2 horses 130, 14 cows 350, 4 yearlings 65, Peirce pasture 55a 

275, - - - - - - 13 05 

Roswell H. Allen, 1 

2 horses 80, 3 oxen 185, 11 cows 275, 3 two-year-olds 50, 6 
yearlings 65, 4 sheep 10, 3 swine 25, 1 house 700, 1 barn 
400, 1 store house 75, 1 shed 25, 1 carriage house 100, home 
place 102a 3000, Piper lot 7a 75, Cleveland lot 25a 300, 
Blackmer lot 8a 15, Hyde lot 7a 50, 75 28 



27 

Names and Valuation. £L Tax 

02 

George F. Allen, - - 1 

2 horses 135, 10 cows 300, 1 two-year-old 20, 1 yearling 
10, 15 sheep 30, 6 swine 40, 1 house 75,1 barn 250, 1 shed 50, 
home place 120a 1550, - - - ' - 35 19 

Fred N. Andrews, ------ i 

1 house 250, 1 barn 75, home place la 50, 7 04 

IB 

Herbert W. Barnes, 1 1 97 

James D. Barnes, ------ i 

1 horse 40, 2 oxen 150. 7 cows 175. 3 swine 20, 10 fowls 3, 

1 house 100, 1 barn 350, home place 83a 1100, Woods lot 10a 

125, - - - - - - 23 81 

Eugene Barnes, --____ i 

2 horses 75, ------ 2 99 

Allie Barnes, - - - - - - 11 97 

Hiram H. Barrows, ----- 1 

1 horse 75, 3 cows 85. 1 house 150, 1 barn 75, home place 54a 

400, 12 57 

John Berry, ------ 1 

1 horse 20, 3 cows 85, 1 house 250, 1 barn 200, 1 shed 50, 1 
cider mill 50, home place 66a 400, Stockwell lot 23a 100, Old 

place 85a 400, ------ 20 39 

Henry L. Berry, - - - - - - 11 97 

Charles W. Berry, ----- 1 

2 horses 80, 1 colt 25, 6 cows 150, 3 swine 20, 1 house 200, 2 
barns 350, 1 shed 25, home place 95a a 1000, - 26 96 

Monroe W. Berry, ------ l 

1 horse 35, 3 cows 60, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 250, 1 barn 75, 

home place 110a 600, - - - - - 15 88 

Ianthia Brown, 1 house 225, 1 barn 100, home place 69a 600, 

[exempt 500 ] - - - - - 5 74 

Lillie S. F. Brow r n, 1 house 250, 1 barn 150, 1 shed 25, home 

place 70a 250, ^ 9 12 

Arthur Brown, --„»•• 1 

1 horse 20, 1 cow 25, 2 swine 7, - - . - 2 68 

James Brown ____-- 1 

3 horses 270, 9 cows 225, 1 swine 5, 1 house 175, 1 barn 400, 

home place 105a 1575, - - - - - 37 75 

Marshall F. Brown, - - - - - 1 

1 horse 20, 2 cows 55, 1 yearling 10, 2 swine 18, steam boiler 
and engine 800, saw mill and carriage 100, 1 house 300, 1 
barn 100, 1 saw mill 150. 1 Powersbarn 100, home place 52a 
200, Stone lot 18a 200, Vaughan lot 53a 400, Little lot 50a 
180, railroad lot 6a 50, Gibbs lot 2 l-2a 40, Gray lot 30a 125, 
Powers place 170a 300, - - - - - ' 43 39 

Henry L. Bartlett, - - - - - - 1 1 97 

Ira Bates, - - - - - - - 1 1 97 

Brown Simmons land, 12a 200, - - - 2 70 

Lawson Bigelow, - - - - - -11 97 



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Names and Valuation. £, Tax 



c 

Hudolphus C. Clark, ------ 1 

5 horses 275. 1 colt 40, 4 cows 100, I yearling 8, 1 house 700, 1 
barn 400, 1 shed 25, home place 130a 1700, 6mith lot 7a 25, 

Tourtellott lot 10a 50, Webber lot 6a 50, - 47 50 

Walter A. Clark, 1 

2 horses 50, I house 350, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 50, 1 horse barn 

50, home place 43a 600, - 18 18 

John F. Cowan, ..-___ j 

2 horses 60, 11 cows 310, 2 yearlings 40, 1 swine 10, 2 barns 
250, home place 70a 800, - - - - 2182 

Byron S. Cummings, ... i 

1 cow 15, 1 two-year-old 10, 1 house 15, 1 barn 100, 1 hen 
house 25, home place 35a 150, - - - 7 04 

Mrs. L. Crossett, 1 house and slore 700, 1 barn 100, - 10 80 

Frank J. Currier, ------ \ 

1 horse 60, 1 cow 20, 1 hen house 30, - - ;', 47 

Leroy C. Clapp, - - - - - - 11 97 

ID 

Samuel Davis, ------ j 

1 horse DO, 9 cows 2 >5. 2 two-year-olds 30, 1 house 400, 1 
barn 175, 1 Ilolden house 100, 1 Holden barn 25, home place 
101a 1600, Ilolden place 4a 75, - - - - 39 78 

William Dickey, - - - - - 1 1 97 

Mrs. Wm. Dickey, 1 horse 65, 1 cow 25, 1 two-year-old 15, 1 
yearling 10, 1 swine 8, 1 house 150, 1 barn 75, home place 
50a 200, - - - - - - - 7 40 

F 
Frank J. Field, ------ 1 

1 horse 40, 1 house 175, 2 barns 125, homo place 45a 575, 14 33 

G- 

Samuel A. Garlick, - - - - - - 11 97 

George H. Garlick, - - - - - 11 97 

Garlick Bros , 2 horses 60, 4 cows 95, 1 swine 5, 1 house 125, 1 

barn 100, home place 138a 75J, Dowing lot 40a 200, - 18 03 

Chester H. Gray, ------ 1 

1 horse Go, 2 cows do, 1 house 275, 1 barn 100, home place 

55a 575, - ------ 16 42 

Henry N. Grover, ----- 1 

2 horses 50, 1 swine 5, - - - - - 2 72 
Erastus F. Gross, ------ 1 

1 house 200, 1 barn 100, I shed 25, home place 110a 850, 17 84 
Austin B. Gross, ------ 1 

2 horses 90, 6 cows 150, 2 yearlings 35, 2 swine 10, - 5 96 
Mrs. Albert Grout, I house 225, 1 bai\i 175, 1 shed 25, home 

place 75a 10 0, 19 24 



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Names and Valuation. o Tax 



Charles H. Grout, ------ 1 

2 horses 130, 7 cows 150, 1 swine 23, - - - 6 02 

DHL- 
Joseph N. Hamilton, - - - - - 1 
1 horse 50, 2 oxen 90, 7 cows 165, 1 yearling 15, 1 house 50, 
1 barn 150, home place 79a 800, sprout lot 9a 72, - 20 81 
Park Hannum, - - - - - 1 

3 horses 160, 1 bull 35, 7 cows 150, 2 two-year-olds 40, 1 
yearling 10, 4 swine 30, 1 house 100, 1 barn 125, home place 

82a 900, ------- 22 90 

Austin P. Hammond, ----- 1 

1 horse 75, ------ 2 99 

Charles E. Hannum, - - - - - 1 1 9*7 

Joseph M. Harrington, ----- 1 

1 cow 25, 1 barn 50, Oakes lot 80a 700, - - 12 44 

Mrs. J. M. Harrington, 1 house 100, 1 barn 75. Old place 4a 75, 

Oakes lot 3a 50, - - - - - - ' 4 05 

Criton G. Haskins, ------- i 

1 horse 25, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50,home place 2a 50, - 5 69 s 

Mason W. Haskins, 1 

1 horse 20, 2 cows 30, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 27a 

250, - - 8 73 

Whitney O. Haskins, 1 

1 horse 10, - - - - - - 2 11 

Harry F. Haskins, - - - - - - 1 1 97 

Elbridge F. Horr, ----- 1 

1 horse 10, 1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 50a 200, 

Mitchell lot 7a 75, - - - - - 8 66< 

Reuben N. Horr, - - - - - 1 

1 horse 70, 1 cow 35, 1 house 300, 1 barn 150, home place 

10a 300, pasture lot 9a 50, Peirce lot 15a 100, - - 15 54 

Laura Horr's [estate,] 1 house 125, 1 barn 50, home place 117a 

900, 14 52 

Caroline Horr, Old place 60a 400, - - - - 5 40* 

Charles E. Houghton, 1 

2 horses 75, 2 colts 75, 2 coavs 45, - - - 4 61 
Henry A. Howard, - - - - - 1 1 97 
Richard B. Howard, - - - - - 1 

1 horse 20, 2 cows 45, 1 swine 5, 1 house 200, 1 barn 125, 1 

shed 25, home place 87a 850, - - - - 17 15 

George L. Hunter, - - - - - 1 

2 horses 75, 2 colts 75, 4 cows 100,1 yearling 10, 1 swine 10, 
1 house 175, 1 barn 125, 1 shop 50, 1 horse barn 50, 1 store 
building 100, home place 42a 800, - - - 22 17 

Mrs. George L. Hunter, stock in trade 1000, - - 13 50 1 

Charles H. Hunter, - - - - - 1 1 97 

Albert E. Houghton, - - - - - 1 1 97 



30 

Names and Valuation. SL Tax 

Raskins & Johnson, 1 house 125, 1 barn 100, home place 57a 

600, - - - - - - - 1L 14 

J" 

Ansel Johnson, _--___ \ 

1 cow 25, 1 two-year-old 15, 10 sheep 20, 3 swine 25, 1 house 
250, 1 barn 75, home place 110a 1000, - - - 21 02 

Andrew Johnson, ------ i 

3 horses 200, - - - - - - 4 67 

Henry A. Johnson, ----- 1 

1 horse 70, 2 92 

Lyman S. Johnson, ----- 1 

1 horse 25, 8 cows 180, 1 yearling 20, 2 swine 15, 1 house 
275, 1 barn 100, home place 79a 1500, Abbott lot 74a 300, 31 58 

William H. Johnson, 1 

1 horse 65, 6 cows 180, 2 swine 15, 1 house 350, 1 barn 300, 

home place 76a 1400, - - - - - 33 16 

Margaret Johnson, 1 house 350, 1 barn 100, home place 3a 200, 8 78 

Merriam King, .__-._ i 

2 horses 110, 2 cows 55, 2 two-year-olds 40, 2 yearlings 20, 

1 house 300, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place '89a 1100, 25 60 

Xu 
Fred W. Lincoln, ------ i 

1 horse 30, I cow 25, 1 two-year-old 2, 2 yearlings 20, 39 
fowls 11, 1 house 401), 1 barn 400, 1 hen Louse '2n, home 

place 223a 800, - 25 34 

Lucius S. Lawless, ------ i 

2 horses 5?, 1 colt 40, 1 cow 25, - - - 3 53 
John H. Lawless, - - - - - - 11 97 

Myron A. Moore, - - - - - - 1 1 97 

Eddie Moore, - - - - - - 1 1 97 

George T. Magrath, 1 1 97 

Mrs. George T. Magrath, stock in trade 200, 2 horses 65. 9 cows 

225, 1 two-year-old 20, 3 swine 10, 1 house 600, 1 barn 300, • 

1 cider mill 200, 1 creamery 25, home place 78a 1900, 47 86 

Edwin P. Mitchell, 1 1 97 

Joseph Merro, ------ 1 

2 horses 130, 3 cows 40, 2 swine 10, 12 fowls 3, - 4 45 

Christopher W. Paige, 1 

2 horses 65, 3 cows 50, 1 yearling 15, 2 swine 5, 1 house 
350, 1 barn 200, home place 104a ;2250, - - 41 60 

Charles W. Paige, ------ l 

1 horse 10, ----- 2 11 

John C. Paige, « ■ ■ - - - 11 97 



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Names and Valuation. £ Tax 



Warren B. Paige, - - - - - 1 1 97 

Edwin J. Paige, ------ 1 

1 house 175, 1 barn 25, home place la 56, Hunter lot 5a 100, 6 70 
Fred N. Peirce, ------ \ 

1 horse 25, 2 cows 50, 2 99 

Herbert E. Peirce, 1 

1 horse 20, 1 house 225, 1 barn 75, home place G2a 400, 11 69 
J. Foster Peirce, - - - - - - i 1 97 

Frederick E. Peirce, ... i 

2 horses 130, 2 cows 45, 1 yearling 15, |1 house 250, 1 barn 

125, 1 shed 25, home place 74a 500, - - - 16 69 

Waldo H. Peirce. - - - - - 1 

1 cow 25, 1 house 325, 1 barn 100, home place l-2a 25, Peirce 

lot 28a 125, Berry lot 12a 50, 10 75 

Daniel T. Peirce, - 1 

2 oxen 75, 2 cows 50, 1 house 225, 1 barn 100, 1 Freeman 
house 75,1 Freeman barn 15, home place 70a 400, Freeman 

lot 4a 35, Fish lot 10a 50, - - - 15 81 

Carl M. Peirce, - - • - - - 1 1 97 

Herman C. Powers, - - - - 1 

1 yearling 10, ' - - - - - 2 11 

Bert L. Powers, - - - - - - 1 

1 cow 25, ----- 2 31 

Fred L. Potter, - - - - - - 1 1 97 

Mrs. Fred L. Potter, 1 horse 10, 1 cow 20, 1 yearling, 8, 52 

AVilliam M. Pratt, 1 

1 horse 30, 2 cows 55, 2 swine 15, 1 house 250, 1 barn 150, 

home place 8a 125, King lot J2a 50, - 11 09 

George L. Powers, ----- 1 

3 horses 250, ----- 5 35 
Mrs. Daniel F. Peirce, 1 house 200, 1 barn r 75, home place 10a 

150, ------- 5 74 

Appleton Peirce, [estate,] 1 house 550, 1 barn 100, 1 mill 100, 

home place 45a 500, - - - - - 23 63 

Alden D. Reed, - - - - - 1 

2 horses 100, 1 colt 50, 15 cows 360, 6 yearlings 75, 4 swine 

40, 1 house 550, 1 barn 350, 1 shed 25, home place 115a 2250, 53 28 
Mrs. Abigail Russell, 1 house 450, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home 

place 32a 350, [exempt 500,] - 5 74 

S 
Mrs. Lucy Stone, 1 horse 65, 1 cow 20, 1 house 175, 1 barn 100, 

home place 52a 550, [exempt 500,] - - - 5 55 

Joseph N. Shaw, ------ 1 

2 horses 105, 1 cow 20, 1 yearling 10, 1 house 375, 1 barn 

100, 1 shop 150, 1 horse barn 75, home place 70a 800, 24 05 

Howard I. Shaw, ------ 1 

2 horses 80, 5 cows 115, 1 house 250, 1 barn 150, 1 shed 50, 

home place 80a, 550, Fish lot 10a 100, - - 19 46 



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Names and Valuation. & Tax 



Henry C Shaw, - - - - - i 

stock in trade 250, 1 horse 50, 1 house and store 275, home 
place 3a 100, -._.__ 1109 

George W. Shaw, - 1 

3 horses 185, 1 colt 30, 5 cows 150, 2 swine 25, 1 house 350, 

1 barn 100, home place 60a 1000, ... 26 82 
Charles W. Shattuck, .... 1 

2 horses 125, 3 colts 115. 7 cows 160, Jj2 two-year-olds 30, 6 
sheep 12, 4 swine 35, 1 house 200, 1 barn 150, home place 

100a 1000, - - - - - 26 65 

George L. Stacy, _ .... 1 

1 horse 30, ..... 2 38 
Elisha J. Spear, - - - - - - 1 1 97 

Fred S. Snyder, 1 1 97 

Lester Smith, ...... 1 

2 horses 140, 8 cows 180, 2 swine 20, 1 house 125, 1 barn 

100, 1 shed 25, home place 88a 550, - - - 17 36 

Mrs. Charles Snyder, 1 house 250, 1 barn 50, home plaee 25a 

300, 8 10 

T 

Addison D. Thaver, 1 1 97 

Ellis A. Thayer," 1 

2 horses 150, 1 cow 25, 1 two-year-old 20, 4 61 

Mrs. A. D. Thayer, 1 cow 25, 1 house 225, 1 barn 100, 1 Snyder 

barn 25, home place 89a 1000, Snyder place 30a 200,Vaughan 

lot 25a 75, 22 28 

Fred M. Thrasher, - 1 

1 horse 75, 2 cows 45, - - - - 3 59 

Samuel Thrasher, ------ 1 

1 horse 20, 4 cows 85 1 two-year-old 20, 1 yearling 10, 1 

house 125, 1 barn 75, 1 Peirce house 300, 1 Peirce barn 100, 

Old place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, Peirce place 16a 200. 

Tourtellott lot 20a 100, - 25 39 

William M. Tourtellott, • 1 

1 horse 25, 2 31 

Willie M. Tourtellott, 1 1 97 

William Thrasher, - 1 

1 horse 20, 2 24 

Elsie C. Titus, 1 house 300, 1 barn 100, 1 shop 50, home place 8a 

125, Aldrich lot 5a 50, [exempt 500,] - 169 

XT 

George II. Upton, - - - - - 1 

1 horse 20, 1 cow 30, 1 house 50, 1 barn 25, home place 8a 
125, ------- 5 35 

Henry S. Upton, ------ 1 

1 horse 15, 1 cow 20, 45 fowls 13, 1 house 150, 1 barn 75, 1 

hen house 25, home place 50a 250, - - - 9 37 

Willard S. Upton, 1 



33 



Names and valuation. £l Tax 

00 



1 horse 25, 3 cows 70, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 

59a 400, ------- 12 04 

Leighton A. Upton, - 1 

1 horse 20, - - - 2 24 

Howard A. Vaughan, - - - - 11 97 

Ervin D.Vaughan, - 1 

1 horse 40, 1 cow 30, 1 two-year-old 25, 1 house 400, 1 barn 
250, 1 house, [Old place,] 225, home place 70a 600, 23 18 

Walter S. Vaughan, ------ i 

1 horse 15, 1 cow 20, 2 swine 10, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, 

home place 8a 100, - - - - 6 63 

Harry L. Vaughan, - - - - - 1 

31 fowls 11, ----- - 2 12 

Clarinda G. Vaughan . land 46a 350, - - - 4 73 

Mrs Dexter M. Vaughan, 1 house 100, 1 barn 75, home place 89a 

650, [exempt 500,] - - - - 4 39 

Joseph P. Vaughan, [estate,] 1 horse 75, 2 cows 50, 1 yearling 
10, 1 swine 6, 25 fowls 8, 1 house 350, 1 barn 125, 1 hen 
house, 50, home place 84a 700, - 18 55 

Marcus E. Vaughan, ---__! 

1 horse 30, Vaughan lot 26a 100, - 3 73 

Mrs. Ida Vaughan, 1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 9a 100, 3 38 

Walter M. Waugh, ------ i 

1 horse 90, 9 cows 270, 1 yearling 10, 2 swine 25, 1 house 

500, 1 barn 200, home place 64a 900, - - - 28 91 

William F. Wendemuth, - 1 

1 horse 25, 2 cows 25, 1 yearling 10, 1 swine 3, 1 house 175, 

1 barn 125, home place 73a 400, - - - 12 27 
Josiah E. White, [guardian,] money at interest 175, 2 37 
Josiah E. White, - 1 

2 horses 50, 2 cows 45, 2 two-year-olds 30, I yearling, 10, 3 80 
Ellis White, 1 

1 house 25, 1 barn 100, Newhall place 100a 700, - 11 48 

Mrs. Ellis White, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 50a 600, 11 48 
Dexter Wheelock, ------ i 

1 cow 20, 1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 7a 75, 5 28 

Nelson Whitaker, ------ \ 

1 horse 90, 1 house 300, 1 barn 100, home place 40a 500, 
Titus lot 30a 250, - 18 72 

Silas Whitaker, --'■--■-._ i 

1 horse 65, 1 cow 20, 80 fowls 24, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, 
1 hen house 25, home place 70a 250, - 10 53 

Oliver L. Wood, [estate,] 1 house 200, 1 barn 300, 1 hen house 

40, 1 shed 25, home place 140a 1200, out lot 55a 400, 31 93 

John Wood, - - . * - - - - l 

1 yearling 10, 1 swine 8, 1 house 325, 1 barn 150, 1 hen 

house 25, home place 55a 300, - - - - 13 02 



34 

Samuel Whiting, - - 1 

stock in trade 100, machinery 600, 1 horse 90, 2 cows 25, 1 
house 600, 1 barn 100, 1 Small house 50, 1 mill 2000, land 
4a 150, _..--.- 52 13 

WillardA. Wetherell, 1 

1 house 200, 1 hen house 25, home place 5a 25, 5 35 

Warren M. Whipple, - 1 

stock in trade 1000, 1 horse 65, 1 house and store 750, house 
lot 10a 60, - - - - - 27 28 

Stephen Wyatt, - - - - - - 1 1 97 

Frank N. Wilber, - - - - - 1 1 1 97 



35 



Non-Residents. 

PETERSHAM. 

Harrison Williams, King lot 44a 700, - 9 45 

ATHOL. 

John Arnot, land 18a 50, - - - - 68 
George Hamilton, 1 house 175, 1 barn 25, 1 shop 25, home place 

3a 75, 4 05 

GREENWICH. 

Samuel B. Estey, [heirs,] land 65a 225, - 3 04 

Horace Clark, land, 64a 500, ... - 6 75 

Frank C. Powers, land 30a 300, .... 4 05 

William Manley, " 20a 175, .... 2 37 

Joseph Thrasher, " 30a 150, Freeman lot 6a 20, - 2 30 

Smith Cutler, land 69a 600, - 8 10 

Chandler Powers, land 10a 100, .... l 35 

Charles A. Powers, land 50a 500, ... 6 75 

John A.Wheeler, land 7a 50, - - - - 68 

Washington P. Fry, land 6a 50, ... 68 

Martin E. Vaughan, " la 15, - - - 20 

Stephen P. Bailey, Little lot 88a 500, South lot 6a 35, - 7 23 

Henry B. Hodgkins, land 10a 250, - - - - 3 38 

Clinton P. Harrington, Pine Hill lot 35a 235, Arnot lot 18a 150, 
Whitcomb mill lot, 2a 25, Caswell lot 77a 100, Baker place 
2a 100, Darby lot 40a 500, C. N Powers lot 4a 125, Brown 

lot 22a 250, - - - - - - 20 06 

Harrington & Yaughan, Peirce lot 20a 200, - 2 70 

Caroline Powers 7 heirs, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 58a 

400, 8 10 

George C. Warner, land 25a 50, - : - 68 

Amelia Eoot, land 22a 200, .... 270 

Andrew Sanderson, 1 barn 100, home place 90a 500, - 8 10 

John Powers, land 3a 25, - - - - 34 

SPENCER. 

Merritt Horr, land 45a 300, - " - - - 4 05 

ENFIELD. 

Susan Newbry, land 11a 150, .... 2 03 

William B. Downing, [estate,] Haskinslot 40a 300, - 4 05 
Edward B. Downing, land 5a 25, Brigham lot 33a 150, Peirce 
& Ellis lot 32a 125, Horr lot 10a 50, Flint & Gillet Stetson 

lot 150a 500, - .... . . 6 75 

Woods & Ward, Hemenway lot 35a 100, Nutting lot 30a 100, 2 70 

PELHAM. 

John Pitman, land 8a 50, ..... 68 

Georg H. Wilson, land 18a 100, - 1 35 

Harrison Horr, heirs, land 30a 50, ... 68 
David Shores, Hunt lot 15a 50, Abbott lot 70a 500, Conkey lot 

64a 550, Crossett lot 6a 100, Johnson lot 12a 100, - 17 55 

John Vanstone, saw mill 450, - - - - 6 08 



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Theodore L. Cook, land 10a 50, 68 

SPRINGFIELD. 

James M. Cowan, land;60a 800, - - - - 10 80 

E. Wilson Sanderson, Haskell lot 35a 350, - - 4 73 
Algernon W. Peirce, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, home place 25a 

450, Jenning lot 15a 100, - - - 1148 

Peirce & Ellis, 1 house 200, 1 barn 200, home place 125a 1600, 27 00' 

ORANGE. 

Harrison Barrows, 1 house 100, 1 barn 200, home place 185a 

500, 10 80 

Luman P. Peirce, land 142a 900, - - - - 12 15 

Mrs. George L. Johnson, Shaw lot 18a 125, - - 1 69 
Josiah A. Hemenway, [estate,] 1 house 75, 1 barn 100, home 

place 27a 175, Old place 27a 200, ... 7 43 

AMHERST. 

West C. Aldrich, 1 house 250, 1 barn 50, 1 shed 50, home place 

70a 650, ...... !3 50 

Theodore L. Paige, land 15a 100, - 
Smith & Cogswell, Johnson pasture 60a 300, 

NEW SALEM. 

Mrs. Mary Mathews, 1 house 100, .... 

Willard Putnam, laud 66a 600, 

Frank W. Lincoln, Dunn lot 26a 200, 

Joseph A. Stacy, Bigelow lot 36a 200, 

David Hamilton, land 14a 200, .... 

Edward A. Freeman, Peirce lot 6a 50, 

Andrew Cadrett, Jr., 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 48a 
125, Downing lot 4a 25, 

Mrs. D. E. Powers, land 25a 75, - 

William Orcutt, Kemp lot 30a 350, ... 

John Hunt, 3 horses 205, 11 eows 250, 1 two-year-old 20, 1 year- 
ling 10, 6 swine 35, % barns 200, home place 29a 275, Hunt 
lot 20a 250, ...... 

Joseph Holden, Osborne lot 10a 60, 

SHUTESBURY. 

George A. Berry, Ashley lot 30a 175, ... 

Berry & Baker, 1 house 250, 1 barn 15, Peirce place 62a 725, 

mill dam lot 7a 125 - 

H. & W. G. Hamilton, land 7a 75, ... 

William H. Hemenway, school lot 25a 1500, 
Myron A. Peirce, Flint & Gillett lot, 65a 300, Peirce lot 20a 

350, ------- 8 78 

LEVERETT. 

Rufus Fitts, land 15a 75, 1 02 

NORTH DANA. 

Orrin J. Powers, land 150a 400, ... 

Crawford & Tyler, Morgan lot 75a 350, - 

E. P. Tyler, Hunes pasture lot 27a 270, land 54a 100, 

William B. Lincoln, land 100a 800, 

Lewis Doubleday, " 8a 50, 

b\ H Lindsey, ' " 40a 100, 

Lucius Doubledav. i; 28a 250, 



1 


35 


4 


05 


1 


35 


8 


10 


2 


70 


2 


70 


2 


70 




68 


4 


73 


1 


02 


4 


73 


16 


81 




81 


2 


37 


15 


05 


1 


02 


20 


25 



5 


40 


4 


73 


5 


00 


10 


80 




68 


1 
.1 


35 

QQ 



37 

Joseph Recor, " 45a 125, - - - - 1 69 

Recor & Gary, " 30a 100, - 1 35 

Martin Chapman, Kelley place 100a 400, - - - 5 40 

George W. Lincoln, land 70a 500, ... 6 75 

J. S. Brown, [estate,] 4a 25, - - - 34 

James F. Wood, 1 shop 50, 68 
Woods & Lincoln, Lindsey place 95a 250, brush mouutain lot 8a 

40, 3 92 

WARE. 

Mrs. Francis Blair, land 15a 50, - 68 

HARD WICK. 

George D. Paige, land 60a 200, - - - 2 70 

B. F. Paige, Stacy place 120a 1800, ... 24 30 

WARREN. 

E. C. Cary, 1 house 150, 1 barn 125, home place 67a 525, IP 80 

NORTH GARDNER. 

Frank J, Berry, land la 50, .... 68 

MILLERS FALLS. 

Eunice M. Bartlett, 1 distillery 40, land 10a 60, - 1 35 

BOSTON. 

Charlotte Drinkwater, land 20a 200, - - - 2 70 

NORTHFIELD. 

W. C. & W- M. Aldrich,Conkey lot 11a 10, - - 13 

Charles C. Young, 1 house 175, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home 

place 27a 250, - - - - - - 7 4E 

PLYMOUTH, N. H. 

Leava Spear, 1 horse 65, 3 cows 70, 1 two-year-old 15, 2 swine 

15, 1 house 100, 1 barn 100, home place 68a 400, - 10 33 

BARRE. 

Charles E. Rogers, land 14a 100. - - - - 135 



PERSONS AND PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM TAXATION. 

Abigail Russell, real estate, - - - - 500 00 

Charlotte F. Gilbert, 1 house 400, 1 barn 25, land la 50, - 475 00 

Congregational Church society, 1 church 600, 1 house 700, 1 

barn 200, land 11a 500, - - - - 2,000 00 

Ianthia Brown, real estate, - - - - 500 00 

Mary Abbott, " ... . _ 500 00 



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' TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Daniel R. Potter, 1 house 150, 1 barn 75, 1 hen house 15 land 1 

l-2a 25, ------ 265 00 

Asa Moore, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, 1 mill 100, land 14a 150, 550 00 

Mrs. Elsie C. Titus, real estate, - - - - 550 00 

Mrs. David B. Lawless, 1 house 200, 1 barn 75, home place 46a 

200, - 475 00 

Mrs. Lucy Stone, real estate, - 500 00 

Mrs. Dexter Vaughan, real estate, - 500 00 



Number of residents assessed on property, - 125 

" non-residents assessed on property, - 87 

" persons " " - - 212 

" " " poll tax only, - 34 

Total' number of persons assessed, - - - 246 

Number of polls assessed, - - - 127 

Tax on each poll, ----- 

Value of assessed personal estate, - 

" real estate, excluding- land, 
,' " " buildings, 

Total valuation, May 1, 1896, 

TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES, 

DING OVERLAYING. 



On personal estate, - 

On real estate, - 

On polls, - 

Total tax, 1896, 
Rate per thousand, 
Number of horses, ... 
Cows, 
Sheep, - 

Neat cattle other than cows, 
Swine, 

Dwelling houses, 
Acres of land, 
Fowls assessed, 
Value of fowls, 



159 

302 
35 
85 
90 

106 
10,977 

242 
73 



$ 1 97 
20,796 00 
45,040 00 
94,395 00 

160,231 00 

INCLU- 

$ 281 10 

1,882 88 

250 19 

$2,414 17 
$13 50 



WALDO H. PEIRCE, 
MERRIAM KING, 
ELMER M. AIKEN, 



Assessors 

of 
Prescott. 



39 

Supplement No. 5 to Catalogue Prescott Free 
Public Library. 

Author. Title. No. 

Bodenbough, The Bravest Five Hundred of 61, - - 902 

Character and Services of Hon. P. Emory Aldrich, 903 

Fernald, The Gypsy Moth, 904 

History of the Fifty-seyenth Mass. Volunteers, 905 

Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy, 1861-5, Vol. I, 906 

" Soldiers and Sailors of the Rev. 

olutionary War, Vol. 1, - - 907 

Memorial of Frederick T. Greenhalge, - 908 

Barr, A Border Shepherdess, ----- 909 

Blackmore, The Maid of Sker, -'_•_"- 910 

Brooks, The Story of New York, - 911 

Caine, The Bondman, ----- 912 

The Deemster, - - - - - - 913 

The Shadow of a Crime, - - - - 914 

She's All the World to Me, - - - - 915 

A Son of Hagar, ----- 916 

Carey, Our Bessie, - - - - - - 917 

Champney, Three Vassar Girls at Home, - - 918 

" " " in the Tyrol, - - 919 

Cooper, The Water Witch, _ - 920 

Wing and Wing, - 921 

Cox, Diversions of a Diplomat in Turkey, - - 922 

Dalton, the Tiger Prince, - 923 

Dowie, Women Adventurers, - - - - 924 

Doyle, The Captain of the Polestar, - - - - 925 

Fontenoy, Revelation of High Life in European Palaces, 926 

Good, Magical Experiments, - 927 

Henty, The Dragon and the Raven, - - •■ ■ .- 928 

Johnson, The Old French War, - 929 

Kingsley, Water Babies, - 930 

Kingston, Anthony Weymouth, - 931 

" Young Forresters, - - - - 932 

Knox, The Boy Travellers in Russia, - 933 

Lee, Anecdotes of Birds, Reptiles and Fishes, - - 934 



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Marlitt, The Princess of the Moor, - - 935 

Pitman, Earthquakes, - - - - - 936 

Seawell, Midshipman Paulding, - 937 

Sigourney, Noble Deeds of American Women , - - 938 

Stevenson, Kidnapped, - 939 

Prince Otto, - 940 

Treasure Island, - 941 

Stockton, The Great War Syndicate, - 942 

Whitney, A Golden Gossip, [- 943 

Yonge, Heir of Kedclyffe, ..... 944 

" Magician's Show-Box, . - 945 

Century Magazine, Vol. 1, 1895, .... 945 

« « " 2, " ... 947 

Scribner's Magazine, Vol. 1, 1890, .... 948 

2, " ... 949 

1, 1891, .... 950 

2, " ... 951 

1, 1892, .... 952 

2, " ... 953 

1, 1893, .... 954 

2, " ... 955 
Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, 

Vol.2, 569 



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OFFICIAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN OF PRESCOTT, 



-OF— 



^* 1 897-98.^ 



WITH THE— 



VALUATION AND TAXES. 



ATHOL, MASS., 
Printed by Athol Transcript Co., 20 to 26 Exchange St. 

1898. 



TOWN WARRANT. 



Articles in the Warrant for the annual Town Meeting to be held March 

14, at 9 o'clock a. m. 

Art. 1. To choose a Moderator to preside at said meeting. 

Art. 2. To hear any reports that may be presented, or act in rela- 
tion thereto. 

Art. 3. To see if the town will allow any accounts that may be 
presented, or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 4. To raise such sums of money as may be necessary to de- 
fray town charges for the ensuing year, and make appropriations for 

the same. 

Art. 5. To choose all necessary town officers for the year ensuing. 

Art. 6. To see if the town will authorize their Treasurer to hire 

money under the direction of the Selectmen, in anticipation of taxes. 

Art. 7. To determine the manner of repairing the highways and 
bridges for the ensuing year. 

Art. 8. To hear and act upon the list of Jurors, prepared by the 
Selectmen. 

Art. 9. To yote by ballot, Yes or No, upon the following question, 
"Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors in this 
town?" 

Art. 10. To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money to 
rebind some of the town record books, or act in relation thereto. 

Art. 11. To see if the town will accept the provisions of the Stat- 
utes relative to care and preservation of cemetery lots, or take any action 
in relation thereto. 

Art. 12. To determine the manner of collecting taxes for the en- 
suing year. 

Art. 13. To see if the town will vote to appropriate sum of money 
for the betterment of the interior of the Town Hall, or take any action 
in relation thereto. 

Art. 14. To see what disposition the town will make in relation 
to the money arising from the dog fund. 

Art. 15. To see if the town will vote to discontinue their half of 
the upper bridge between Pelham and Prescott, provided Pelham takes 
such action, or act in relation thereto. Also to see if the town will vote 
to discontinue a portion of highway from the upper bridge between 
Pelham and Prescott, to the turn on the next line of highway. 

Art. 16. To see if the town will vote to appropriate a sum of 

monev to rebuild their portion of the upper bridge between Pelham and 

Prescott, or act in relation thereto. 



REPORT 

OF THE SELECTMEN, 

For Th.e Year 1897-98. 



To the Citizens of Presgott: 

The Selectmen present the following report : 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS. 

William M. Pratt, - - - - - $47 00 
George H. Upton, - - - - - 48 00 
Marcus E. Vaughan, - - - - 48 00 
Willard A. Wetherell, - - - - 48 00 
Maria R. Wetherell, - - - - 48 00 
Daniel R. Potter, - - - - - 28 00 
Paid Daniel R. Potter's funeral expenses in accord- 
ance with Chap 279, Acts of 1896, - 24 00 



TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid Frank J. Carrier, Collector of 1896, - - $48 00 

Laara A. King, School Committee, - 4 00 

Hattie V. Whipple, Supt. of schools, - - 25 00 

James D. Barnes, Inspector of Meat, - 6 15 

" " Ballot clerk, - 1 50 

Herman C. Powers, " - - - 1 50 

Mason W. Haskins, Inspector of Meat, - 2 93 
Walter M. Waugh, as Selectman, Assessor, 

Overseer of Poor and Register, - 31 35 



$291 00 



Silas Whitaker as Selectman, Assessor, 

Overseer of Poor and Register, - 24 54 
Howard I.Shaw as Selectman, Assessor, Over- 
seer of Poor and Register, - 54 70 
H. I. Shaw as School Committee, - 14 00 
Joseph M. Harrington as Auditor, - - 4 00 
Fred N. Peirce as Register, - - - 4 50 
" " Treasurer, . 30 00 

TOWN FARM ACCOUNT— Cr. 

Received by sale of grass, - 

" " " land to John Hunt, 

Due from M. A. Peirce for apples, 

" John Hunt, use of pasture, 1897, 

" " '« sap orchard, 

Dr. 

Paid John Hunt for mowing brush. 
" " staples, 

H. C. Ellis for barbed wire, 





$45 30 


25 00 


3 00 


15 00 


2 00 


- 5 00 


10 


- 1 73 



$252 67 



$90 30 



$6 83 



Income from farm, - 83 47 

FREEMAN FARM ACCOUNT. 

Paid G. L. Hnnter for wire fencing. 
G. H. Lawrence for shingles, 
Repairs on barn, labor and material, 
" house by new chimney, 

Cr. 

Received by rent of farm, --.■-.- 

Due " " about, 

Income from Freeman farm, 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid James D. Barnes, Iuspector, 1896, 

u « Ballot Clerk, 1896, 



1 60 




9 00 




10 04 




7 00 







$27 64 


33 75 




6 00 







$39 75 




12 11 


9 60 




1 50 





Athol Transcript, printing report, 
Herman C. Powers as baJlot clerk, 1896, 
for wood at Town Hall, - - - 

" express on reports, 1896-7, - 
" Selectmen's book, - 

F. N. Peirce, expenses to Northampton, 
Hammon & Field for counsel in H annum case, 
Tax Collector's book, - 

D. L. Crandall for auction bills, 

C. G. Haskins mowing brush in Fish Cemetery, 

E. J. Paige, keeping tramp, - 

F. N. Peirce, expenses out of town, 
Geo. L. Hunter for tax bills, 1897, 
Treasurer of library, - 

F. H. Fearl, M. D , return of births, 1896-7, 

H. I. Shaw, expenses out of town, 
" " postage and stationery, 

C. W. Berry, going with hearse, 

F. N. Peirce, recording births, 
" " " deaths, 

" " u marriages, 

" " " meeting Town Clerks, 

" " for postage and express, 

Interest on borrowed money, 

Insurance on Freeman place, 

Borrowed money, - - 

F. N. Peirce, writing and Justice fee, 

Insurance on Town Hall. - 

Abatement on taxes, - 

F. N. Peirce, Justice fees, 

B. C. Abbott, setting glass, 

RECAPITULATION. 

Paid snow bills, spring 1897, - 

Repairs on highways and bridges, 
State Aid, 

" Burial D. R. Potter, 

Town officers, - 

Miscellaneous, ,,»-«.» 



24 50 


1 


50 


2 


25 




25 




50 


3 


00 


12 


00 


1 


25 


1 


25 


1 


20 


1 


25 


2 


50 


1 


50 


81 


65 


1 


50 


8 


50 


1 


80 


21 


75 


3 


50 


2 


20 




80 


4 00 


10 


15 


36 


38 


2 


96 


655 


31 


1 


00 


10 


75 


22 


46 


4 


25 


1 


00 


90 


79 


639 


15 


267 


00 


24 


00 


252 


67 


937 01 



17 01 



Support of paupers, 


452 78 




For support of schools, - 


1,481 76 




Expenses Town farm, - - 


6 


83 




" Freeman farm, 


27 


64 


4,179 63 
122 50 


State tax, - - - - 


_ 




County tax, - 


■ 




310 37 




$4,612 50 








LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN. 








Hampshire Savings Bank, - 


850 00 




Support N. M. Horr, - 


50 


00 




" Lucy A. Rider, about, 


20 


00 


- 


Due G. L. Hunter, Collector, 1897, 


40 00 










$960 00 


RESOURCES. 






Due from State Aid, 


313 00 




" Collector on tax assessments, 1896, 


19 


67 




" " 1897, 


1,052 


99 




" Rent of Freeman farm, about, 


6 


00 




" State by Chap. 408, Acts 1896, 


196 


00 


- 


« a it 3S2, " « 


45 


00 




" " " 212, " 1895, 


16 


00 




" M. A. Peirce by sale two years apples, 


18 


00 




" John Hunt, use of pasture, 1897, 


15 


00 




" " " snp orchard, 


2 


00 




State by Chap. 270, Acts 1896, 


- 24 


00 




" Enfield, 


25 


12 




Cash in hands of the Treasurer, 


761 


00 


$2,493 78 








Balance in favor of the town, 


- 




1,533 78 



School books to the amount of $259.08 not included in the re- 
sources. 

HOWARD I. SHAW, ^) Selectmen 
WALTER M. WAUGH, > of 

SILAS WHITAKER. ) Prescott. 



ZREFOZR/T OIF 

ovBF^saai^s of poor. 



Paid Mrs. E. D. Vaughan for board of Mrs. Olive 

Freeman, - - - - $91 45 

Clothing" for Mrs, Freeman, - - - 1 75 

Dr. F. H. Fearl, medical aid for Mrs. Freeman, 30 00 

For casket for Mrs. Freeman, - - 22 00 

" digging- Mrs. Freeman's grave, - - 3 00 

Kev. C. E. Houghton, attending funeral Mrs. 

Freeman, - - - - 3 00 
Town Belchertown for support of Mrs. W. 

Gibbs, ■ - - - 17 00 

Town of Ludlow for support of N. M. Hon*, 55 00 

W. B. Segur, M. D., aid to Lucia family, - 8 00 

Support of Lucy A. Rider, - - 169 46 

" J. M. Stacy, 27 00 

" Mrs. Charles Snyder, '- - 25 12 



$452 78 



Received from State for support of Lucy A. Rider, 169 46 

Due " ■* " " 42 71 

■■ from Enfield for support of Mrs. Snyder, 25 12 

Received by sale of goods Mrs. Freeman, - 9 45 

Received " State for support of Lucia familv, 33 05 

$279 79 

Net cost of the poor, - - - - $172 99 

HOWARD I SHAW, ) Overseers of 

/ WALTER M. WAUGH, } Poor 

SILAS WHITAKER, ) of Prescott. 



REPORT 

- OF THE— 

BOA HI) OF ROAD COMMISSIONERS 

FOR THE YEAR 1897. 



Jerry Rivers, two men and team for scraper, $168 00 

E. M. Aiken, self and team, - - - 52 50 

W. M. Waugh, self, 16 05 

Fred M. Thresher self, - - - - 47 45 

Wm. Thresher, " ... . 64 85 

Moses Fogg-, " - - - - 45 00 

Frank J. Field, kt 50 25 

Wm. Dickey, '' - - - - 65 10 

Win. Tourtellotte, " 22 50 

Erving Vaughan, " - - - - 20 25 

E. J. Spear, " - - - 8 33 

Fred E. Pierce, " - 90 

Lester Smith, " - - - - 1 35 

John Yanstone, " ----- 30 

For blacksmithing, ... . _ - 2 15 

For powder and fuel, - 85 

For bolts, - - - - - 69 

For oil, - - - - - 38 

For lead pipe, - - - - - - 4 20 

For water tubs and hooping, - - - 2 25 

Total cost of highways, - $573^35 



9 

BRIDGES. 

C. P. Harrington, for plank and stringers, 

E. M. Aiken, for plank, --'-'-. 

E. M. Aiken, team drawing plank and stringers, 

Fred M. Thresher, self, - 

Wm. Thresher, " 

For spikes, ------ 

John Van stone, - - - 

For repairs on middle span of Bobbinville bridge, 

Total cost of bridges, - 

Highways, - - 

Total cost of highways and bridges, 
Town appropriation, 1897, 
Expended, - - - 

Balance, - . - - - - $60 85 

Snow bills in spring of 1897, - $90 79 

The Road Commissioners report that guide boards are maintained 

at the following places: Near Whiting's mill, near M. F. Brown's 

near J. M. Harrington's, near lanthia Brown's, near Samuel Thresher 

near J. N. Hamilton's, near school house No. 3, near L. S. Johnson's 

near Bobbinville four corners, near W. H. Peirce's, near Dr. Clark's 

near John Berry's, near Asa Moore's, near D. T. Peirce's, near North 

Prescott. 

ELMER M. AIKEN, ) Road Commissioners 
FRED M. THRESHER, > of 

W. M. WAUGH, ) Prescott. 



$33 96 




5 13 




4 50 




6 90 




6 75 




75 




1 00 




6 81 




■ 


$65 80 




573 35 


- 


$639 15 


- 


$700 00 


- 


$639 15 



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MONTHLY STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS OF TREASURER 

FOR 1897. 

1807. 

Feb. 14, Received the balance from settlement, $515 66 

16, Received town of New Salem, for tuition, 15 69 

19, Received Collector, - - - 138 61 

19, Received J. Hunt, rent forTown farm pasture, 25 00 

Mar. 4, Received F. J. Currier, 1896 tax, - 139 01 

22, " " " " 130 00 

22, Received Assessors certificate of abatement, 1 35 

23, Received reimbursement from State, - 42 71 
May 13, Received from sale of Mrs. Freeman's goods, 9 45 

15, Received collector 1896 taxes, - - 105 81 

18, Received reimbursement from State, - 57 84 
29, Received from collector 1896 tax, - - 59 59 

June 5, Received assessors certificate of abatement, 2 70 

" " k ' " 1 97 

16, Received from Hampshire Savings Bank, 500 00 

19, Received H. I. Shaw, 1 4 rent Freeman farm, 11 25 
19, Received reimbursement from State, - 4(1 50 

24, Received collector 1896 tax, - - 80 00 
July 15, Received J. N. Shaw, for grass on town farm, 13 75 

24, Received collector 1896 tax, - - 114 69 

24, Received John Powers, note in part, - 25 00 

Aug. 7, Received collector 1896 tax, - - 129 28 

14, Received H. I. Shaw, for grass on town farm, 9 25 
24, Received reimbursement from State and lunatic 

pauper, - 75 .30 

31, Received G. L. Hunter, collector, - - 327 42 

Sept. 1, " " " - 75 57 

4, Received J. Matthews, for grass on town farm, 6 60 

7, Received collector, - 243 57 

15, Received collector, - - - . - 74 99 



11 



18, Received rent on Freeman farm, - 1125 

Oct. 2, Received John Hunt, for meadow land bought, 25 00 

2, Received collector, - - - 113 65 

"«"--- - 90 42 

Nov. 4, Received Hampshire Savings Bank, - 350 00 

4, Received reimbursement from State, - 279 20 

4, Received State Treasurer, - - 42 71 
Dec. 1, Received collector, - - - 50 00 

7, Received for tuition children from New Salem, 3 00 

14, Received Corporation tax, - - 1 62 

14, Received National Bank tax, 

14, State Aid, - - 

16, Received rent of Freeman farm, 
1898. 
Jan. 6, Received collector, - 

18 Received from County Treasurer, dog fund, 
Jan. 26, Received income Mass. School fund, 
Feb. 3, Received town of New Salem, for schooling, 

5, Received W. M. Waugh, for plank, 
12, Received collector 1896 tax, 
12, Received assessors certificate of abatement, 
12, Received G. L. Hunter, collector, 
12, Received balance of 1895 tax, 
12, Received balance John Powers, note and int. 

MONTHLY STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES FOR 1897. 

Feb. 19, Paid Selectmen's orders, as follows: - $1 00 

27, - 23 00 

8 00 

- 7 05 

- 28 00 

24 00 

1 50 

29 00 

88 84 

110 00 

8 00 

24 50 



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28 


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26 


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12 


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67 


13 


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41 79 
24 00 

17 00 

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5, " " - - - - 31 93 

5, " " 20 00 

Nov. 4. Paid int. on notes at Hampshire Savings Bank, 19 38 

5, Paid Selectmen's orders, - - - 451 55 

« " ... 1 73 

6, Paid note at Hampshire Savings Bank, 300 00 
6, Paid Selectmen's orders, - - 1 25 
6, " ... 119 19 

•6, . " " - - 2 50 

6, " - 24 00 
27, " "-.-..- 90 00 

Dec. 4, " «•..-•- . _ 17 00 

14, Paid State tax, - - - - 122 50 

25, Paid Selectmen's orders, - - - 20 00 
1898. 

Jan. 1, " " ... 17 03 

7, " " ... 42 71 

8, " " - - - - 6 00 
19, " " - 362 75 
19, Paid insurance on Town Hall, - - 10 75 

26, Paid Selectmen's orders, - - - 3 20 
29, " " - 20 00 

Feb. 4, " " ; 6Q 00 

5, " " - - - 12 39 

5, " " - 1 42 
5, " .... 84 65 

5, " ... 6 00 

5, " 1 50 

5, " - 10 00 

5, Paid express and postage, - - - 10 25 

" Paid assessors certificate of abatement, - 22 46 

Selectmen's orders, - 246 97 



$4,612 50 
Cash on hand to balance, - $761 00 

FRED N. PEIRCE, Treasurer. 



REPORT 

—OF THE— 

SOHOOL ©O^l^VITTHE, 

FOR THE YEAR 1897-8. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

Available for use of the School Department. 

Balance on hand from last year, - - $421 82 

Town appropriation, - 700 00 

Income from State School Fund, - - 481 28 

Received from State by Chap. -408, Acts of 1890. 86 00 

" New Salem for tuition, - - 19 80 

" Fred Abbott " - - 6 00 

" Merriam King " - - 2 70 

Received for supplies sold, - - - 1 73 

Due from State by Chap. 408, Acts of 1896, - 196 00 

" " 382, " " - 45 00 

" " u 212, " 189.3, - 16 00 



$1,976 33 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid teachers' salaries, r $948 00 

by Chap, 408, Acts of 1896, - 282 00 

Paid for fuel, 48 21 

Care of fires and rooms, - - 25 50 

For postage, ----- .39 

Justice fee, - .25 

Town of Dana for tuition, - 9 00 

" Athol " 16 00 



15 

Mrs. L. A. King, - 

Balance, -.---._- 

Town appropriation for books and supplies, 
Balance from last year, 

Expended for books and supplies, 

Balance, - 

Appropriated for repairs, - 
Expended, - 

Balance, _____ 
Appropriated for mileage, 
Expended, - 

Balance, - 56 50 

ITEMS OF EXPENSE. 

FOR TEACHERS. 

Paid Hattie M. Bliss for 20 weeks, - - $120 00 

Lilian G. Small " 2 '* - - - 12 00 

Waldo- H. Peirce, for 8 weeks, - - 48 00 

Margaret J. Fitzpatrick, for 30 weeks, 180 00 

Fannie M. Gould, <• " - - 195 00 

Emma G. Stone, " 10 weeks, 65 00 

Mary A. Price, '< 20 " - 130 00 

A. Estella Vaughan, " 13 " - 78 00 

Alice E. Woods, " 20 " 120 00 

$948 00 



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$282 00 



16 



FOR FUEL. 

Paid H. L. Freeman for 2 1-2 cords wood, - - ' 7 50 
H. I. Shaw " 2 1-16 " fitted for stove, 8 25 

A. D. Reed "414 " " " 18 ©6 

J. A. Stacy "2 " - - 6 00 
H. L. Vaughan, for sawing and putting in 

shed 4 1-2 cords wood, - - 5 00 

H. L. Vaughan for splitting wood, - .40 

A. L. Brown " " - - .30 

John Beecher " kindlings, - - 2 00 

W. M. Whipple " " - .50. 

Havry Horr, " " - .20 



FOR CARE OF FIRES AND ROOMS. 




Paid Alden Spear, - - - - 


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$1 50 


Arthur Barrows, - 




3 50 


Leona King, - 


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2 00 


Minnie Brown, .--..- 




3 50 


Laura Peirce, - 


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3 00 


Waldo Peirce, - - 




2 00 


Harry Horr, -.--.-- 


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3 00 


Frank Allen, 




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FOR TEXT BOOKS AND SUPPLI 




Paid J. L. Hammett Co., - - 


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For freight, - 




1 08 


Ginn & Co., - - 


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For. express, - ' 




.30 


" five United States maps. - 


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" seven brooms, - 




1 75 


" three pails, - 


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.35 


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$25 50 



$67 46 



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FOR REPAIRS. 

Paid Solon Lee for shingles, - 

Freight on same, *1 . I - 
Ellis Thayer for carting and laying same, - 
For setting glass, - 

" wall paper for No. 1 room, 
" paint " " " 

" lime and hair for No. 1 room, - 
" B. C. Abbott for labor at No. 1 room, 
" wall paper for No. 2 room, 
" paint " " 

Waldo H. Peirce for labor at No. 2 room, 
Howard I. Shaw for painting blackboards, 
Geo. L. Hunter for work on door latch, 

FOR MILEAGE. 

Paid W. Wendemuth for 27 weeks, 
S. W. Whitaker, " 30 " 
Mr. Crompton " 30 " 

Paid Town Clerk cash overdrawn, 

Cash to H. I. Shaw, to balance book, 
Total receipts, - 

expenditures, - 

Unexpended for schools, - 

BOOK ACCOUNT. 
Estimated value Feb. 15th, 1897, 
Books and supplies purchased, - 

Estimated loss by use, - - • - 

Estimated value Feb. 10, 1898, - - - $259 08 

Number of children between the ages of 5 and 15, May 1st, 1897, 43 

a tt u 3 14 ? a 32 

Total enrollment during the year, -,-■■-- 73 

Under 5 years of age, -.-•-.--- 3 

Over 15 " - 8 

ROLL OF HONOR. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE THREE TERMS. 

Leroy Peirce. 



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PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE TWO TERMS. 

Fred Sturtevant, George Horr, John B^echer, Dahy Reed, Ida 
Wiggins, Percy Smith, Arthur Barrows, Celia Whitaker, Earl Whita- 
ker, Amy Crompton, Bessie Abbott, Jesse Haskins, Harry Peirce, Cora 
"White, Flossie White, Harold Peirce, Oscar Stacy, Minnie Brown, Floy 
Brown. 

REMARKS. 
There have been thirty weeks of school the past year, divided into 
three terms at five difierent houses, with the exception of No. 5, which 
had thirty-three weeks to make up for time lost by sickness, the year 
before. 

As a sum of money was appropriated for mileage, the committee 
decided to allow ten cents a day to each family living more than one 
and one fourth miles from the school house, as recompense for canying 
their children. 

Mr. G. F. Fletcher, Agent State Board of Education, made a two 
days' visit in the winter term. 

Our houses need a few repairs. No's 1, 3 and -A need a coat of 
paint outside. Two stoves are very much needed, the one at No. 4 is 
apt to fall in pieces at any moment; the one at No. 1, seems too small 
for the size of the room. Some new books will be needed, especially 
Grammars. 

We would recommend that $700 be appropriated for schools, $75 
for text books and supplies, and $50 for mileage. 

FOR THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 
Mrs. Hattie V. Whipple, term expires 1900. 
Howard I. Shaw, " " 1898. 

Elmer M. Aiken, " " 1898. 

TRUANT OFFICERS. 
George L. Hunter, Frank Currier, Ellis Thayer. 



MRS. HATTIE V. WHIPPLE, Superintendent. 



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3d term. 



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3d term. 

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3d term. 

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3d term. 

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Margaret J. Fitzpatrick 



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Fanny M. Gonld. 
Fanny M. Gould. 



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Mary A. Price. 
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REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES 

—OF THE- 

PRESCOTT FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



At the close of the seventh year since its formation, the Trustees of 
the Prescott Free Public Library present the following report: 

The Library continues to be useful and popular. The most of our 
patrons are story readers, and therefore would like it if nine tenths of 
the books were stories. We have catered to their wishes largely this 
year, and a large proportion of the new books are stories by some of 
the best authors. 

If, at any time, any of our townspeople wish for any particular 
work which is not in the Library and will communicate with the Trus- 
tees in regard to it, or leave a memorandum containing the title of the 
work and name of author, with the Librarian, the Trustees will 
consider the matter and if. in their judgment, the work is suitable for 
the Library, and can be purchased advantageously, they will include it 
in the next purchase. 

Miss Sohier, of the State Library Commissioners, has acted as our 
purchasing agent again this year, and has secured many bargains for 
us, by her wide acquaintance with book dealers which the Trustees 
could not have done for themselves. She has purchased for us 80 vol- 
umes this year and still has in her hands $31.25, which will soon be put 
on our shelves in the form of new books. She has als~> 23 duplicate 
books which were sent her by the Trustees, and which she will endeavor 
to exchange for us. 

The Dog Fund having been appropriated to our use this year, we 
were enabled to get more books than in recent years, when the appro, 
priation has been small. 

The total number of books added to the Library this year, thus far, 
is 96, of which 80 were purchased and 16 were donations. 



21 

The donations were one from Iona Whitaker, three from Asa 
Moore, six from Olive Freeman Estate, and six from the Common- 
wealth, the last named being public documents and reports. There has 
been some delay in purchasing the books this year, owing to the 
miscarriage of letters and accidental detention in other hands than 
those for whom they were intended. Otherwise the full quota of books 
for this year would now be on our shelves. 

Total number of books taken out of Library during the year was 
820. 

Total number of bound volumes now in the Library is about 1065. 
Mr. Henry L. Berry has been engaged to serve as Librarian another 
year. 

There will be three Trustees to elect this year, in place of C. E. 
Houghton, H. C. Powers and Mrs. Laura A. King. 

The following is a statement of the receipts and expenditures for 
the year .1897-8. 

RECEIPTS. 
Balance on hand from last year, 
Town appropriation, - 
Dog Fund, ----- 
Sale of catalogues and tines, - 

EXPENDITURES. 

Labels, - -.--.•- 

Purchase of books, - 

Librarian's salary, - 

Express, postage and supplies, - 

Balance on hand, - - - 

For the Trustees, 

W; F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. 

Prescott, Feb. 18, 1898. 1 



$ 7 90 




30 00 




54 65 




1 10 






$93 65 




$ 1 00 




65 00 
10 00 




1 31 






$77 31 
16 34 



y\u.ditop's l^opopt. 



To the Inhabitants of Prescott: 

In compliance with the statute creating the office of Town Auditor, 
I have examined and compared the books, accounts, and vouches of the 
different boards of town officers and others whose duties have required 
them to receive or pay out public money for the year 1897, with those 
of the Town Treasurer, and the following summary is hereby submit- 
ted. As has heretofore been the custom, a detailed report will be pre- 
sented by the different boards. 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

RECEIPTS. 

Money drawn from the treasury, - - 1,485 76 

Received from other sources, - - - 7 43 

$1,493 19 

EXPENDITURES. 

For all purposes, including schools, fuel, books and supplies, 

repairs on school houses, mileage and other items, $1,493 19 

G. L. HUNTER. TAX COLLECTOR 1895. 

There has been collected and paid into the treasury on account of 
the 1895 assessment and interest, the sum of $13.98, and the account is 

settled, - $13 98 

Frank E. Currier, tax collector 1896- 
Balance due Feb. 13, 1897, on assessment, 

" on interest, ... 



Collected and paid into the treasury on assessment, 
" " " " interest, 

Balance due .on assessment, ... 

« interest, • 



$924 03 


24 94 


$904 36 


33 77 


$19 67 


1 71 



$?948 97 

$938 13 
$21 38 



23 



G. L. Hunter, tax collector 1897. 
Whole assessment for the year 4897, - - - $2,529 78 

Collected and paid into the treasury on assessment, 1,474 81 
" " " interest, 12 66 

_ $1,487 47 



Due from collector, Feb. 12, 1898, on assessment, $1,054 97 
" " " interest, 28 43 



- $1,083 40 



ROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



Town appropriation, - $700 00 

Drawn from the treasury, - 639 15 



Expended for highways and bridges, - - 639 15 



$639 15 
$639 55 



Balance of appropriation unexpended, - - $60 81 

PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEES. 

Receipts including balance on hand, - $93 65 

Expenditures, ------- 77 30 

Balance on hand, ----- $16 35 

SELECTMEN. 

The books and vouchers of the Selectmen were compared on Feb 
14, 1898, with those of the Treasurer, and were found to agree in 
amount as to orders given and paid, but as they will report in detail 
there seems to be no necessity for me to repeat the items. 

The Selectmen acting as Overseers of tne Poor, and no separate ap- 
propriation for the pauper department being made, the acconnts were 
all examined and compared together. The same may be said of the 
State Aid department. The books seem to have been correctly and 

carefully kept. 

TOWN TREASURER. 

The books and vouchers of the Treasurer were compared with those 
of the several boards of officers on the 12th and 14th days of February, 
1898, and the following results were found. 

Receipts from all sources, including balance on hand Feb. 15, 1897, of 
$515.66, as per books, - $5,373 41 

Expenditures as per books, ----- 4,612 50 



Balance, ------- $760 9 

I find however, that there is an actual balance in Treasury of $761 

As there were nine cents found in the cash on hand more than the 
balance between the receipts and expenditures, and for the presence of 
that sum I am unable to account. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH M. HARRINGTON, Auditor, 

Prescott, Feb. 15, 1898. 



VALUATION AND TAXES 

—OF THE— 

TOWN OY PflESCOTT 



MAY 1st, 1897. 



Names and Valuation. ©, Tax 



Milo W. Abbott, 1 

1 horse 60, 1 cow 25, 1 house 450, 1 barn 75, 1 shed 25, 

home place 65a 800, - - - - - 22 22 

Harry W. Abbott, 1 1 98 

Bert C. Abbott, - - 1 

1 horse 75, 1 cow 30, 1 house 100, 1 barn 75, home place 

30a 250, - - - - - - 9 46 

Charles J. Abbott, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 25, 5 cows 115, 2 swine 18, - - - - 4 21 

C.J. and Mary Abbott, - 

1 house 500, 1 barn 150, home place 80 a 1300, Egypt lot 10a 

125, [exempt 500, - - - - - - 22 21 

John F. Aiken, >_..__ i 

1 horse 50, 11 cows 330, 1 bull 15, 1 house 350, 1 barn 25i;, 

1 horse barn 75, home place 66a 1225, Berry lot 12a 125, 
sprout lot 8a 125, - * - - - - - 37 87 

James M. Aiken, - - • -\- ---,-,, 1 

2 horses 77.50, 8 cows 240, 4 two-year-olds 75, 6 swine 45, 

1 house 450, 1 barn 200, 1 horse barn 100, home place 78a 

1000, - - - - - - - 32 83 

Elmer M. Aiken, _.--__ i 

3 horses 95, 14 cows 405, Peirce pasture 55a 275, - - 12 91 
Frank B. Aiken, - - - - - - 1 ,198 

Roswell H. Allen, 1 

2 horses 80, 3 oxen 204, 12 cows 319, 1 bull 10, 6 yearlings 
68, 4 sheep 10, 2 swine 13, 1 house 700, 1 barn 400, 1 store 
house 75, 1 shed 50, 1 carriage house 100, home place 102a 



25 

Names and Valuation. © Tax 

CD 

3000, Piper lot 7a 75, Cleveland lot 25a 300, Blackmer lot 8a 

15, Hyde lot 7a 50, 79 10 

George F. Allen, ------ l 

2 horses 75, 1 colt 30, 9 cows 270, 2 two-year-olds 35, 2 year- 
lings 15, 21 sheep 50, 1 swine 7, 1 house 350, 1 barn 250, 1 

shed 50, home place 120 a 1550, - - - 39 80 

Charles Abell, 1 1 98 

Fred N. Andrews, - - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 40, 1 house 250, 1 barn 75, home place la 50, - 7 84 

Herbert W. Barnes, 1 1 98 

James D. Barnes, ------ l 

1 horse 40, 2 oxen 125, 8 cows 214, 1 yearling 11, 4 swine 30, 
15 hens 7.50, 1 house 100. 1 barn 350, home place 83a 1100, 

Woods lot 10a 125, - ' 31 63 

Eugene Barnes, - - - - - - -11 98 

Allie L. Barnes, - - - - - - - 1 1 98 

Hiram H. Barrows, ------ 1 

1 horse 65, 3 cows 90, 2 two-year olds 30, 6 fowls 3, 1 house 

150, 1 barn 75, home place 54a 400, - - - - 13 45 

John Berry, - - - - - - -1 

1 horse 20, 2 cows 35,1 house 200, 1 barn 200, 1 shed 50, 1 
cider mill 50, home place 51a 250, Stockwell lot 23a 100, 

Old place 85a 400, - - - - - - 18 41 

Henry L. Berry, 1 1 98 

Charles W. Berry, - - - - - - - 1 

3 horses 175, 1 colt 40, 4 cows 110, 2 yearlings 25, 2 swine 
15, 5 fowls 2.50, 1 house 200, 2 barns 350, 1 shed 25, home 

place 95a 1000, 29 38 

Monroe W. Berry, ------- 1 

2 horses 75, 4 cows 80, 1 swine 7, I house 250, 1 barn 75, 

home place 110a 600, 17 32 

Ianthia Brown, ------- 

1 house 225, 1 barn 100, home place 69a 600, [exempt 500,] 6 00 

Lillie S. F. Browne, .-_--- 

1 horse 10, 1 house 250, 1 barn 175, 1 shed 25, home place 

70a 400, 12 14 

Arthur Browne, ------- 1 

1 horse 10, 1 cow 25, - - - - - - 2 48 

James Brown, -------1 

3 horses 280, 9 cows 270, 1 house 175, 1 barn 400, home 

place 105a 1575, 40 06 

Marshall F. Brown, - - , - - - 1 

1 horse 15, 3 cows 75, 2 yearlings 30, 3 swine 24, 1 boiler 
and engine 800, 1 mill and carriage 100, 1 house 300, 1 barn 
100, 1 saw mill 150, 1 Powers barn 100, home place 52a 200, 
Stone lot 18a 200, Vaughan Jot 23a 400, Little lot 50a 100, R. 
R. lot 6a 50, Gibbs lot 2 l-2a 40, Gray lot 30a 125, Powers 

place 170a 300, 45 82 

Brown & Simmonds, - 

land 12a 200, 2 82 





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26 

Names and Valuation. © Tax 



Lawson Bigelow, - - - - - 11 98 

C 

Rodolphus C. Clark, - 1 

4 horses 250, 1 colt 50, 6 cows 155, 10 fowls 5, 1 house 700, 

1 barn 400, 1 shed 50, home place 130a 1700, Smith lot 7a 25, 
Tourtelotte lot 10a 15, Webber lot 6a 50, 

Walter A. Clark, M. D. 

2 horses 75, 20 fowls 10, 1 house 350, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 50, 

1 horse barn 50, home place 43a 600, - 
John F. Cowan, ------ 

2 horses 100, 10 cows 275, 1 yearling 12, 1 swine 15, 2 barns 

250, home place 70a 800, _ 

Mrs. L. Crosett, --____ 

1 horse 15, 1 house and store 700, 1 barn 100, 
Frank J . Currier, ______ 

1 horse 60, 1 cow 22.50, 20 hens 10, 1 hen house 30, 
Leroy C. Clapp, ______ 

John Crompton, 

1 horse 18, - - - - - - - 2 24 

Andrew Cadrett, Jr., - - - - - 1 

1 horse 25, 2 swine 6, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 

48a 125, Downing lot 4a 25, - - - - 7 36 

ID 

Samuel Davis Estate - 

1 horse 90, 10 cows 260, 2 yearlings 20, 1 house 400, 1 barn 
275, 1 Holden house 100, 1 Holden barn 25, home place 104a 
1600, Holden land 4a 75 - _ _ _ 40 12 

William Dickey, - - - - - - 11 98 

Mrs. William Dickey, - - _ _ _ 

1 horse 65, 2 cows 45, 2 swine 15, 1 house 150, 1 barn 75, 

home place 50a 200 - 7 77 

F 

Frank J. Fields, ------- \ 

1 horse 40, 1 house 175, 2 barns 125, home place 45a 575, 14 89 

C3- 

Samuel A. Garlick, - - - - - 11 98 

George H. Garlick, [- - - - - - 1 1 98 

Garlick Brothers, - 

2 horses 60, 5 cows 125, 2 swine 16, 10 hens 5, 1 house 125, 

1 barn 100, home place 138a 750, Downing lot 40a 200 19 48 

Chester H. Gray, ---___ \ 

1 horse 60, 1 house 275, 1 barn 100, home place 55a 575 16 23 

Henry N. Grover, - - - - - - l 

3 horses 80, 5 hens 250, - 3 15 
Erastus F. Gross, ------ 1 

1 house 200, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, 1 wagon house 25, home 

place 110a 800, - - - - - . 18 20 



27 

Names and Valuation. © Tax 

Austin B. Gross, - - - - - - 1 

2 horses 125, 5 cows 150, 2 two year olds 35, 1 yearling 12, 

2 swine 25, - - - - - 6 88 
Joseph Groves, - - - - - - -11 98 

_E_E 

Joseph N. Hamilton, _____ i 

1 horse 50, 8 cows 195, 5 yearlings 65, 1 house 50, 1 barn 
200, home place 79a 800, sprout lot 9a 75, - - 22 23 

Charles E. Hannum, - - - - - 1 1 98 

Park Hannum Estate, ------ 

1 hoase 100, 1 barn 125, home place 62a 800, Shaw lot 20a 

200, 17 28 

Austin P. Hannum, - 1 

3 horses 200, 5 cows 137.50, 1 two year old 25, 3 yearlings 

35, 2 swine 15, ----- - 7 80 

Joseph N. Harrington, - 1 

1 barn 50, Oakes lot 80a 800, - - - - 13 97 

Mrs. J. M. Harrington, _____ 

1 house 100, 1 barn 75, old place 4a 75, Oakes lot 3a 50, 4 23 

Criton G. Haskins, ______ i 

1 horse 30, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 2a 50, 5 94 

Mason W. Haskins, _____ i 

1 horse 20, 2 cows 48, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 
27a 250, - - - - - - - 9 29 

Harry F. Haskins, - - - - - - 1 1 98 

Elbridge F. Horr, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 70, 1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 50a 200, 
Mitchell lot 7a 75, - - - - - 8 97 

Kubin N. Horr, __--__ i 

1 horse 70, 1 house 300, 1 barn 150, home place 10a 300, pas- 
ture lot 9a 50, Peirce lot 15a 100, - - - 15 56 

Laura Horr Estate, ______ 

1 house 125, 1 barn 50, home place 117a 1000, - 16 57 

Caroline Horr, - - 

old place 60a 400, - - - - - - 5 64 

Charles E. Houghton, _____ i 

3 horses 125, 2 cows 45, 2 swine 16, - - - 4 61 

Henry A. Howard, _____ i 

1 horse 25, 2 cows 60, 3 yearlings 33, 1 swine 8, 1 house 200, 

1 barn 125, 1 shed 25, home place 87a 850 - - 20 68 
George L. Hunter, ______ i 

2 horses 125, 2 colts 80, 4 cows 100, 2 yearlings 22, 1 swine 
10, 10 fowls 5, 1 house 175, 1 barn 125, 1 shop 50, 1 horse 

barn 50, home place 42a 800 - - -• 23 73 

Mrs. George L. Hunter, - - - 

stock in trade 1000, 1 store building 150 - - - 16 22 

Charles H. Hunter, - - - - - - 11 98 

Albert E. Houghton, - - - - - 1 1 98 

Haskins & Johnson, ------ 



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£ Tax 




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1 house 125 / 1 barn 100, home place 57a 600, 
Harry E. Hanson, 
1 horse 25, 

John Hamilton, 

John L. Hamilton, - - 

J" 

Ansel Johnson, - - - - - _ 1 

1 cow 25, 1 two year old 25, 10 sheep 30, 2 swine 15, 1 house 

250, 1 barn 75, home place 140a 1000, - - - 22 01 

Andrew Johnson, - - - - . i 

2 horses 150, - - - -_ _ _ 4. 10 
Henry A. Johnson. ----- _ 1 

2 horses 175 - - - - - 4 45 

Lyman S. Johnson - - - - - . 1 

8 cows 180, 2 yearlings 25, 1 swine 15, 10 fowls 5, 1 house 

275, 1 barn 10w, home place 79a 1500, Abbott lot 74a 300 35 83 

William H. Johnson, - X 

1 horse 50, 6 cows 170, 2 swine 17, 1 house 350, 1 barn 300, 

home place 76a 1400, - - - - _ 34 15 

Margaret Johnson, - - - - 

1 house 350, 1 barn 100, home place 3a 200, - - 9 17 

IK 
Merriam King, - - - - _ 1 

1 horse 90, 4 cows 85, 2 yearlings 30, - _ 4 87 

IL. 

Fred W. Lincoln, . - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 30, 2 cows 50, 1 two year old 18, 50 fowls 25, 1 

house 400, 1 barn 400, 1 hen house 25, home place 223a 800 26 64 

A. J. Lemon, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 20, 1 cow 23, 10 hens 5, - - - - 2 66 
Lucius S. Lawless, - - - - - - 1 

2 horses 115, 1 cow 25, 1 two year old 15, 1 swine 5 4 24 
Everett E. La Plante, - 1 

1 horse 20, - - - - - - _ 2 27 

Myron A. Moore, - - - - - - 11 98 

George T. Magrath, - - - - - 1 1 98 

Mrs. George T. Magrath, - - - - - 

stock in trade 200, 2 horses 70, 6 cows 150, 2 yearlings 22, 1 
house 600, 1 barn 300, 1 cider mill 200, 1 creamery 25, home 
place 70a 1900, - - - - - - 4$ 90 

Edwin P Mitchell, - - - - - . 1 1 98 

Herman W. Meyer, Lomitted] May 1, 1897. - -' - l l 98 

up 

Christopher W. Paige, - ... 1 

2 horses 60, 4 cows 85, 1 house 350, 1 barn 250, home place 

104a 2250, - - - * - - - 44 22 





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Names and Valuation. 2. Tax 

DD 

Charles W. Paige, - 1 

1 horse 10. ------ ■ 

John C. Paige, - - - - - 

Edwin J. Paige, ------ 

1 house 175, 1 barn 25, home place la 50, Hunter lot 5a 100 

Fred N. Peirce, ------ 

1 horse 25, 2 cows 50, 1 swine 10, - 

Mrs. H. E. Peirce, ------ 

1 house 225, 1 barn 75, home place 62a 400, 
J. Foster Peirce, _--___ 
Frederick E. Peirce, - - - - - 1 

2 horses 120, 3 cows 65, 1 swine 9, 1 house 250, 1 barn 125, 

1 shed 25, home place 74a 500, - - - - 17 41 

Waldo H. Peirce, 1 

1 horse 100, 1 cow 25, 1 house 375, 1 barn 100, home place 

l-2a 25, Peirce lot 28a 150, Berry lot 12a 75, - 13 98 

Daniel T. Peirce, ------ l 

2 oxen 100, 2 cows 50, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, Freeman 
house 75, Freeman barn 15, home place 70a 400, Freeman 4a 

30, Fish lot 10a 50, 16 37 

Carl M. Pierce, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 50, 2 69 

Herman C. Powers, ------ i 

1 two year old 20, - - - - - 2 27 

Bert L. Powers, ------- J 

1 cow 28, 2 38 

Fred L. Potter, 1 1 98 

Mrs. Fred L. Potter, ----- 

1 horse 40, 1 cow 25, 1 yearling 10, - - - 1 06 

William M. Pratt, - - - - - 1 

1 horse 30, 2 cows 55, 1 house 250, 1 barn 150, home place 

8a 125, King lot 12a 50, 11 29 

Mrs. David F. Peirce, - 

1 house 200, 1 barn 75, home place 10a 150, Berry lot 150, 8 11 

Appleton Peirce Estate, ----- 

1 house 550, 1 barn 100, 1 mill 100, home place 45a 500, 

Henry lot 24a 500, - - - - 24 68 

Maynard F. Peirce, - - - - 1 1 98 

C. W. Prouty, - - - - - - 1 

1 horse 25, 2 34 

IR, 
Alden D. Reed, 1 

3 horses 140, 2 oxen 55, 14 cows 385, 3 two year olds 42, 3 
yearlings 30, 1 bull 18, 5 swine 50, 1 house 550, 1 barn 350, 

1 shed 25, home place 115a 2250, - - - 56 90 

Mrs. Abigail Russell, ------ 

1 house 450, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 32a 400, ex- 
empt 500, 6 70 

s 

Leon L. Stone, - - - - - - 11 98 



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i— i 

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Mrs. Lucy Stone, - - - - 

1 horse 60, 1 cow 20, 2 yearlings 22, 1 house 175, 1 barn 100, 

home place 52a 550, exempt 500, - - - 6 02 

Joseph N. Shaw, ------ 1 

2 horses 105, 1 cow 25, 2 houses 375, 1 barn 100, 1 shop 150, 

1 horse barn 75, home place 70a 800, - - - 24 96 

Lemuel Smith, ______ 

1 house 300, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home place 89a 1100, 21 50 
Howard I. Shaw, ------ 1 

2 horses 80, 4 cows 100, 3 yearlings 150, 1 swine 10, 1 house 
250, 1 barn 150, 1 shed 50, home place 80a 550, Fish lot 10a 

100, - - - -■".-- - - 20 87 

Henry C. Shaw, ------- 1 

stock in trade 250, 1 horse 50, 1 house and store 275, 1 barn 
50, home place 3a 100, - 12 20 

George W. Shaw, --_-__ 2 

3 horses 200, 1 colt 40, 6 cows 160, 1 swine 9, 1 house 350, 

1 barn 100, home place 60a 1000, - 30 18 

Charles W. Shattuck, ______ 2 

3 horses 170, 2 colts 80, 5 cows 123, 3 yearlings 45, 6 sheep 

18, 5 swine 39, 15 fowls 750, 1 bull 16, 1 house 200, 1 barn 

150, 1 shed 25, home place 100a 900, - - 28 97 

George L. Stacy, ______ i 

1 horse 40, - - - - - - - 2 54 

Elisha J. Spear, - - - - - - 1 

10 hens 5, ------- 

Fred S. Snyder, - - 

Lester Smith, ______ 

3 horses 110, 8 cows 190, 1 two year old 16, 1 yearling 10, 3 

hogs 32, 5 fowls 250, 1 house 125, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, 

home place 88a 550, - 

Mrs. Charles Snyder, _____ 

1 house 200/ 1 barn 15, home place 25a 275, 
Jennie A. Smith, . - - - 

3 cows 65, 5 yearlings 50, 1 house 150, 1 barn 125, home 

place 67a 500, - - - - - 

T 
Addison D. Thayer, - - - - 

Mrs. A. D. Thayer, ______ 

1 cow 18, 1 house 225, 1 barn 100, 1 Snyder barn 25, home 

place 89a 800, Snyder lot 30a 200, Vaughan lot 25a 75, 20 34 

Ellis A. Thayer, ______ i 

2 horses 175, 1 cow 30, 1 yearling 15, - - 5 08 
Fred M. Thrasher, - 1 

1 horse 50, 4 cows 95, 1 two year old 20, - 4 31 

Samuel Thrasher, - - - - 1 

1 horse 15, 2 cows 50, old house 100, old barn 50, Peirce 
house 300, Peirce barn 100, old place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 
125, Peirce 16a 200, Tourtellott lot 20a 100, - - 24 76 

William Thrasher, J 





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o Tax 



1 horse 20, - - - 

William Tourtellott, ------ 

1 horse 40, - - 

Willie M. Tourtellott, 

Elsie C. Titus, 

i house 300, 1 barn 100, 1 shop 50, home place 8a 125, Aid- 
rich 5a 50, [exempt 500] - 

F. E. Thayer. ------- 

E. O. Tillsoton, ------- 

XJ 

George H. Upton, - - - 

1 horse 20, 1 cow 25, 1 house 50, 1 barn 25, home place 8a 
125, 

Henry S. Upton, -- 

1 horse 15, 1 cow 25, 1 yearling 20, 55 fowls 27.50, 1 house 
150, 1 barn 75, 1 hen house 25, home place 50a 250, 

Willard 8. Upton, 

1 horse 25, 3 cows 70, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 
59a 400, 

Leighton A. Upton, - 

1 horse 20, - 

Howard A. Yaughan, -------- 

1 cow 28, - - - - 

Erving D. Vaughan, -------- 

1 horse 50, 1 cow 28, 1 yearling 25, 15 hens 7.50, 1 house 400, 
1 barn 250, old place 1 house 225, home place 70a 600, - 

Walter S. Vaughan, -__.-_ 

1 eow 28, 5 hens 2.50, 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 
8a 100, - - - - - 

Harry L. Vaughan. ------ 

Clarinda G. Vaughan, ------ 

land 46a 350, -_.-__ 

Mrs. Dexter M. Vaughan, ------ 

1 house 100, 1 barn 75, home place 89a 700' [exempt 500] 
Mrs. Joseph P. Vaughan, ------ 

2 horses 170, 1 colt 40, 2 cows 45. 1 two-years-old 18, 1 bull 
30, 15 fowls 7.50, 1 house 45<), 1 barn 125, 1 hen house 75, 
home place 84a 700, -_-_._ 

Marcus E. Vaughan, - - - - 

1 horse 35, ------ - 

Mrs. Ida Vaughan, ------ 

1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 9a 100, Vaughan lot 
26a 100, ----- 

■w 

Walter M. Waugh, ------- 

2 horses 140, 10 cows 300, 1 two-year old 25, 2 vearlings 22. 
lbull 12, 1 swine 16, 70 hens 35, 1 house 500,* 1 barn 200^ 



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02 

home place 64a 900, - - - - - 32 30 

William F. Wendemuth, 1 

1 horse 25, 2 cows 40, 1 two-year-old 23, 1 house 175, 1 barn 
125, home place 73a 400, - 

Josiah E. White, ______ 

2 horses 50, 5 cows 105, 
Ellis White, 

1 barn 100, Newell place 118a 870, [exempt 500] - 

Mrs. Ellis White, ______ 

1 house 150, 1 barn 100, home place 50a 500, 

Dexter Wheelock, ______ 

1 house 100, 1 barn 50, home place 7a 75, - 

Nelson Whitaker, [estate] - 

1 house 30 », 1 barn 100, home place 40a450, Titus lot 30a 300, 

Silas Whitaker, ______ i 

1 horse 65, 60 fowls 30, 1 house 150, 1 barn 100, 1 hen house 

25, home place 70a 250, - - - - - 10 72 

Oliver L. Wood, [estate] - 

1 house 200, 1 barn 500, 1 hen house 40, 1 shed 25, home 

place 140a 1250, out lot 55a 450, - - - - 34 76 

John Woods, -,------ 1 

1 house 325, 1 barn 150, 1 hen house 25, home place 55a 300, 13 26 

Samuel Whiting, - - _ _ _ i 

stock in trade 100, machinery 600, 1 horse 90, 2 cows 35, 1 
yearling 10, 1 house 600, 1 barn 100, I small house 50, 1 mill 
2000, 1 boiler and engine house 50, boiler, engine and brick 
work 650, - - - - - - - 64 51 

Warren M. Whipple, ------ 1 

stock in trade 1000, 1 horse 65, 1 house and store 750, house 
- lot 10a 60, - - - - - - - 28 42 

R. C. Wing, 1 

1 horse 35, 6 cows 180, 2 swine 22, Grout house 225, Grout 
barn 175, Grout shed 25, Peirce house 200, Peirce barn 200, 
Grout place 75a 1000, Peirce place 125a 1600, - - 53 61 

E. O Wood, 1 1 98 



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PETERSHAM. 

Goddard and Williams, King lot 44a 700, - 

ATHOL. 

John Arnott, land 18a 50, ----- ' - 

George Hamilton, 1 house 175, barn 25, home place 3a 75, 

GREEENWICH. 

Samuel B. Esteys, [heirs] 65a 225, - 

Horace Clark, laud 64a 500, - 

Frank C. Powers, land 30a 300, - 

William Manley, land 20a 175, - 

Joseph Thrasher, land 30a 150, Freeman land 6a 20, 

Smith Cutler, land 69a 575, - 

Chandler Powers, land 10a 100, .... 

John A. Wheeler, land 7a 50, - - -' - 

Washington P. Frye, [estate] land 6a 50, - 

Martin E. Vaughan, la 15, 

Stephen P. Bailey, Little lot 88a 650 South lot 6a 35, - 

Henry B. Hodgkins, land 10a 250, - 

Clinton P. Harrington, pine hill lot 35a 250, Arnott lot 18a 150, 

Whitcomb mill lot 2a 25, Caswell lot 77a 100, Baker place 

2a 100, Derby lot 40a 550, C. N. Powers lot 4a 125, Brown 

lot 22a 250, - 
Harrington & Vaughan, Peirce lot 20a 200, 
Caroline Powers, [heirs] 1 house 150, 1 barn 50, home place 

58a 400, ---.... 

George C. Warner, land 25a 50, 
Amelia Root, land 22a 200, - 

Andrew Sanderson, 1 barn 100, home place 90a 500, 
j hn Powers, land 3a 25, - 

SPENCER. 

Merritt Horr, land 45a 300, - 

ENFIELD. 

Susan Newbry, land 11a 150, - 

D. B. Gillett, land 40a 100, 

Edward B. Downing, land 5a 25, Brighari lot 33a 150, Peirce 

and Ellis lot 32a 125, Horr lot 10a 50, 
Flint and Gilett, Stetson lot 150a 500, 
Wood and Ward, Hemingway lot oca 100, Nuttiiglol SOa 100, 

PELHAM. 

John Pitman, land 8a 50, _____ 

George H. Wilson, land 18a 100, - 

Harrison Horr, [heirs] 30a 50, - 

David Shores, Hunt lot 15a 50, Abbott lot 70a 500, Conkev lot 

64a 550, Crosett lot 6a 100, Johnson lot 12a 100, 
John Yanstone, saw mill 450, - 
Thedore L. Cood, land 10a 50, 



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SPRINGFIELD. 

James Cowan, land 60a 800, - - - - - 11 28 

E. Wilson Sanderson, Haskell lot 35a 350, - 4 94 
Algernon W. Peirce, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, home place 25a 

450, Jennings lot 15a 100, - - - - 11 99 

ORANGE. 

Harrison Barrows, 1 house 100, 1 barn 200, home place 185a 

500, - 11 28 

Luman P. Peirce, land 142a 1000, - - - - 14 10 

Mrs. George L. Johnson, Shaw lot 18a 125, - 1 76 
Josiah Hemingway, [estate] 1 house 75, 1 barn 100, home 

place 27a 175, old place 27a 200, - - - - 7 76 

AMHERST. 

W, C. Aldrich, 1 house 250, 1 barn 50, 1 shed 50, home place 

70a 650, - - - 

Theodore L. Paige, land 15a 100, - 

NEW SALEM. 

Henry Cogswell, Johnson pasture 60a 300. - 

Mrs. Mary Mathews, 1 house 100, - 

Willard Putnam, land 66a 600, - 

Frank W. Lincoln, Dunn lot 26a 200, - 

Joseph A. Stacy, Bigelow lot 36a 200, 

David Hamilton, 14a 200, _____ 

Edward A. Freeman, Peirce lot 6a 50 

Mrs. D. E. Powers, land 25a 75, - 

William Orcutt, Kemp lot 30a 350, - 

John Hunt, 3 horses 205, 10 cows 300, 1 two-year-old 15, 1 year- 
ling 10, 1 bull 20, 6 swine 32, 2 barns 275, home place 29a 
275, Hunt lot 20a 250, 

Joseph Holden, Osburn lot 10a 60, - - - 

NO. NEW SALEM. 

Byron S. Comings, 1 house 75, 1 barn 100, 1 hen house 25, home 

place 35a 150, - - - - - - ' - 4 94 

SHUTESBURY. 

George A. Berry, Ashley lot 30a 175, - - - - 2 47 

Berry and Baker, 1 house 250, 1 barn 50, Peirce place 62a 500, 
mill dam lot 7a 125, -_-_>_ 
H. and W. G. Hamilton, land 7a 75, - 
William H. Hemingway, school lot 25a 1500, - 
Myron A. Pierce, Flint andGillettlot65a 300, Peirce lot 20a 300, 

LEVERETT. 

Kufus Fitts, land 15a 75, - 

NORTH DANA. 

Orrin J. Powers, land 150a 500, - 

Crawford and Tyler, Morgan lot 75a 350, - 

E. P. Tyler, land 54a 100, Humes pasture 27a 270, - 
William B. Lincoln, land 100a 900, - - 
Louis Doubleday, land 8a 50, - 

F. H. Lindsey, land 40a 100, 

Joseph Recor, land 45a 125, - - - _ _ 

Lucus Doubleday, land 28a 250, - 



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04 


1 


06 


21 


15 


8 


46 


1 


06 


7 


05 


3 


94 


5 


22 


12 


69 




71 


1 


41 


1 


76 


3 53 



35 

Eecor and Carrey, land 30a 100, - - - - 1 41 

Martin Chapman", Kelley place 100a 400, - - 5 64 

George W. Lincoln, land 70a 500, - - - - 7 05 

J. S. Brown, [estate] land 4a 25, - - - - 36 

James F. Wood, 1 shop 50, - - - - - 71 

Woods and Lincoln, Linclsey place 95a 250, Mountain brush 

lot 8a 40, - 4 09 

WARE. 

Mrs. Francis Blair, land 15a 50, - 71 

HAKDWICK. 

George D. Paige, land 60a 200, 

B. F. Paige, Stacy place 120a 1800, - 

NO. GARDNER. 

Frank J. Berry, land la 50, 

MILLERS FALLS. 

Eunice M. Bartlett, 1 distillery 40, land 10a 60, 

BOSTON. 
Charlotte Drinkwater, land 20a 200, ... - 

NORTH FIELD. 

W. C. and W. M. Aldrich, Conkey lot 1 la 25, 
Charles C. Young, 1 house 175, 1 barn 100, 1 shed 25, home 
place 27a 350, - 

PLYMOUTH, N. H. 

Seava Spear, 1 horse 65, 3 cows 70, l two year-old 15, 2 swine 

15, 1 house 100, 1 barn 100, home place 68a 400, 

BAKRE. 

Charles E. Rogers, land 14a 100, .... 



2 


82 


25 


38 




71 


1 


41 


2 


82 




36 


9 


17 


10 


79 


1 


41 



LIST OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM 
TAXATION MAY 1st, 18!»7. 

Mrs. Abigail Russell real estate, - 500 00 

Charlotte F. Gilbert, 1 house 400, 1 barn 25, land la 50, - 175 00 
Congregational Church Society, 1 church GOO, 1 house 700, 1 

barn 200, land 11a 500, - - - - - 2000 00 

Ianthia Brown, real estate, - - - - - 500 00 

Mary Abbott, real estate, - - - - - 500 00 
Daniel R. Potter, 1 house 150, 1 barn 75, 1 henhouse 15, home 

place l-2a 25, 265 00 

Asa Moore, 1 house 200, 1 barn 100, 1 mill 100, home place 

14a 150, - - - - - - - 550 00 

Mrs. Elsie C. Titus, real estate, - - - - 500 00 

Mrs. David B. Lawless, 1 house 200, l barn 75, home place 

46a 300, - - - - - - - 575 00 

Mrs. Lucy Stone, real estate, - 500 00 

Mrs. Dexter Vaughan. real estate, ... - 500 00 
Willard A. Wetherell, 1 house 200, 1 hen house 25, home 

place 5a 25, 250 00 

Ellis White, real estate, 500 00 



36 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Number of residents assessed on property, - 

Number of non-residents assessed on property, - 

Number of persons assessed on property, 

Number of persons assessed for poll tax only, 

Total number of persons assessed, - 

Number of polls assessed, - 

Tax on each poll, ■ 

Value of assessed personal estate, 

Value of real estate, excluding- land, 

Value of real estate, excluding buildings, 

Total valuation May 1st, 189.7. 

TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES, INCLU- 
DING OVERLAYING. 



127 




86 




213 




35 




248 




126 






$ 1 98 




21,582 00 


- 


46,090 00 




938 30 




161,502 00 



On personal estate, - 
On real estate, - 
On polls, 

Total, 
Rate per $1000, 
Number of horses assessed, - 

Cows, - 

Sheep, 

Neat cattle other than cows, 

Swine, - 

Dwelling houses, 

Acres of land, 

Fowls, 

Value of fowls, - 



136 

301 

41 

98 

79 

104 

11,010 

451 

$225 00 



$ 304 31 
1,974 01 

249 48 

$2,527 80 
$14 10 



HOWARD I. SHAW", ) Assessors 
WALTER M. WAUGH, S of 

SILAS WHITAKER, ) Prescott. 



Errata. In the above table of aggregates, the value of real estate, 
including buildings, should read $93,830. 



37 



Supplement No, 6 to Catalogue Prescott Free 

Public Library. 

Author. Title. No. 
Abbott, The Jonas Books, six vols. 

Jonas' Stories, - - - - - 957 

" a Judge, - - - - - 958 

Farm in Summer, ------ 959 

Farm in Winter, ----- 960 

Caleb in the Country, - 961 

" Town, .... . 962 

Abbott, The Rollo Books, 10 Vols. 

Rollo on the Atlantic, ----- 963 

" in London, - 964 

" " Paris, 965 

" " Switzerland, ----- 966 

" on the Rhine, ----- 967 

" in Naples, 968 

" " Rome, ------ 969 

" " Geneva, ----- 970 

" " Flolland, 971 

" " Scotland, 972 

Aimwell, Clinton, or Boy Life in the Country, - 973 

Alexander, The Admiral's Ward, - 974 

" The Executor, - 975 

a Forging the Fetters, - 976 

" The Heritage of Langdale, - 977 

Allen, The Gold Hunters of Alaska, - 978 

Barr, Feet of Clay, 979 

The Household of McNeil, - 980 

Jan Vedder's Wife, 981 

Master of His Fate, 982 

Barrie, The Little Minister, ----- 983 

Margaret Ogilvie, - - - - - 984 

Bronte, The Professor, ------ 985 

Bruce, Alaska, Its History and Resources, Gold 

Fields, Routes and Scenery, - 986 



38 



Carroll, Through the Looking-glass, - 987 

Claflin, Brampton Sketches, - 988 

Crawford, Mr. Isaacs, ______ 989 

" A Tale of a Lonely Parish, - - - 990 

Custer, Following the Guidon, - - 991 

Davis, Cuba in War Time, - - - 992 

Douglas, Young Folks History of China, - 993 

Eggleston, The Hoosier School Boy, - 994 

" " " Master, - - - - 995 

Fields, Life and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe, - 996 

Goodrich, Johnson's Natural History, Vol. 1, - - 997 

" 2, - -. 998 

Hale, Life of Columbus, - - - - - 999 

Harrison, Preeminent Americans, - 1000 

Henty, By Right of Conquest, - 1001 

" Jack Archer, - - - - - 1002 

Holmes, The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, - - 1003 

Hooker, Memoir of Sarah L. H. Smith, - 1004 

Jewett, Betty Leicester. ______ 1005 

Kellogg, Sophomores of Radcliffe, - - _ _ 1006 

" Spark of Genius, - 1007 

" Turning of the Tide, - 1008 

Marcy, Exploration of the Red River, - - - 1009 

Martineau, Feats on the Fiord, - 1010 

Norris, Matrimony, ______ Iq-q 

Optic, Half Round the World, - - - - 1012 

Otis, Under the Liberty Tree, - 1013 

Page, Among the Camps, _____ 1014 

Phelps, Chapters From a Life, - 1015 

" Old Maids and Burglars in Paradise, - - 1016 

Rathborne, Peddling in Florida, - 1017 

Reade, Never Too Late to Mend, - 1018 

Reclus, A Bird's Eye View of the World, - - - 1019 

Reid, Osceola, the Seminole, - 1020 

" White Gauntlet, _____„ 102i 

Rideing, The Boyhood of Living Authors, - - 1022 

Sparhawk, A Lazy Man's Work, - _ _ _ \§2S 



39 



Stowe, A Dog's Mission, - - - • - 1024 

" Sam Lawson's Fireside Stories, - - . - 1025 

Walford, Mr. Smith, - 1026 

Ward, The Burglar Who Moved Paradise, - - - 1027 

" Marcella, - - - . - - 1028 

Weyman, The Man in Black, ) (Bound together,) 1029 
Alexander, What Gold Cannot Buy, $ 

Wiggin, The Birds' Christmas Carol, - - - 1030 

" The Story of Pats), - 1031 

Whitney, Faith Gartney's Girlhood, .... 1032 

" Leslie Goldthwai e, - - 1033 

Century Magazine, Vol. 1, 1896, - 1034 

" " " '2, " - 1035 

McClure's Magazine, Nov. 1896 to April 1897, - - 1036 

In Memoriam, (D. Bancroft) ... - 1037 

The Pansy, 1893, - - - - - - 1038 

" 1894, - - - - - . - 1039 

" 1895, - - 1040 

Wide Awake, C. C, - - - - - - 1041 



Valuation and Taxes 



AND 



OFFICIAL REPORTS 



OF THE 



TOWN OF PRESCOTT, 



FOR 



^- 1898-99. -^ 



ORANGE, MASS.: 
ORANGE ENTERPRISE PRINT, 

1899. 

■ 



VALUATION AND TAXES 

OF THE 

TOWN OF PRESCOTT, 

May Jst t 1898. 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



Tax 



A 



Milo W. Abbott, 

horse 60, cow 30, house 450, barn 75, shed 25, home 
place 65 acres 800, 
Harry W. Abbott, 
Bert C. Abbott, 

horse 50, cow 35, house 125, barn 75, home place 
30 acres 250, 
Charles J. Abbott, 

horse 25, 5 cows 125, 2 swine 13, 
C. J. and Mary Abbott, 

house 500, barn T50, home place 80 acres 1300, 
Egypt lot 10 acres 75, (exempt 500), 
John F. Aiken, 

5 horses 165, 10 swine 65. house 350, barn 275, 
horse barn 75, home place 66 acres 1250, Berry 
lot 12 acres 125, sprout lot 8 acres 125, 
James M. Aiken, 

2 horses 100, 11 cows 370. 2 yearlings 35, 2 swine 
10, 20 fowls 10, hou^e 450, barn 200, horse barn 
100, home place 78 acres 1000, 
Elmer M. Aiken, 

32 cows 800, Pierce pasture 55 acres 275, 
Frank B. Aiken, 

horse 50, 
Roswell H. Allen, 

2 horses 80, 2 oxen 115, 8 cows 235, 5 two-year- 
olds 100, 11 yearlings 162, 3 sheep 9, 3 swine 24, 



S19 60 

1 74 

8 37 
3 7 6 

18 91 

3i 87 

29 95 

^5 07 

2 36 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



Tax 



2 bulls 30, house 700, barn 400, store house 75, 
shed 50, carriage house 100, home place 102 
acres 3000, Piper lot 7 acres 75, Cleveland lot 25 
acres 300, Blackmer lot 8 acres 15, Hyde lot 7 
acres 50, 

George F. Allen, 

2 horses 80, colt 40, 1 1 cows 330, bull 15, 2 year- 
lings 30, 20 sheep 60, [ swine 10, house 350, barn 
275, shed 50, home place [20 acres 1550, 

Fred N. Andrews, 

horse 25, house 250, barn 75, home place 1 acre 50, 

James J. Allen, 

Charles Amsden, 



James D. Barnes, 

horse 40, 2 oxen 125, 5 cows 150, 2 tw r o-year-olds 
35, 3 yearlings 52, 2 swine 11, 30 fowls 15, house 
100, barn 350, home place 83 acres 1 roo, Woods 
lot 10 acres 125, 

Eugene Barnes, 

Hiram H. Barrows, 

horse 50, 4 cows 120, house 150, barn 75, home 
place 54 acres 400, 

John Berry, 

horse 25, 2 cows 50, house 20c, barn 200, shed 50, 
cider mill 50, home place 51 acres 250, Stockwell 
lot 23 acres 150, old place 85 acres 400, 

Henrv L. Berry, 

Charles W. Berry, 

2 horses 125, colt 50, 6 cows 190, yearling 15, 90 
fowls 40, house 200, 2 barns 350, shed 25, home 
place 95 acres 1000, 

Monroe W. Berry, 

horse 50, 2 yearlings 25, house 225, barn 75, home 
place 106 acres 500, 
Ianthia Brown, 

house 225, barn too, home place 69 acres, (exempt 
500), 
lyillie S. F. Browne, 

cow 30, house 250, barn 175, shed 25, home place 
70 acres 400, 
Arthur Brown, 
James Brown. 

3 horses 275, 8 cows 280, house 175, barn 400, 
home place 105 acres 1575, 



70 18 



36 33 

6 70 
1 74 

1 74 



29 56 
1 74 



1 1 60 



17 °5 
1 74 



26 48 



12 59 



5 27 



10 91 

1 74 



35 28 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



Tax 



Marshall F. Brown, 

stock in trade 400, 5 horses 125, 3 cows 100, 2 year- 
lings 30, 30 fowls 15, boiler, engine, mill and car- 
riage 800, house 300, barn 100, saw mill 125. 
Powers barn 100, home place 52 acres 200, Stone 
lot 18 acres 500, Vaughau lot 23 acres 100, Little 
lot 50 acres roo, R. R. lot 6 acres 50, Gibbs lot 
2Y2 acres 10, Gray lot 30 acres 125, Powers place 
170 acres 350, 
Brown & Lincoln, 

land 12 acres 200, 
Lawson Bigelow, 
Frank J. Berry, 

3 horses 125, land 1 acre 50, 



Rodolphus C. Clark, 

3 horses 115, colt 50, 2 cows 60, 3 yearlings 50, 
house 700, barn 400, shed 50, home place 130 
acres 1700, Smith lot 7 acres 25, Tourtelotte lot 
10 acres 15, Webber lot 6 acres 50, 
Walter A. Clark, 

2 horses 75, 10 fowls 5, house 350, barn 100, shed 
50, horse barn 50, home place 43 acres 600. 
John F. Cowan, 

2 horses 125, to cows 350, 2 two-year-olds 50, 2 
yearlings 27, 1 swine 12,2 barns 250, home place 
70 acres 800, 
Mrs. L. Crossett, 

house and store 700, barn 100, 
Frank J. Currier, 

horse 60, cow 27, hen house 30, 
Andrew^ Cadrett, 

horse 25, house 150, barn 50, home place 48 acres 
125, Downing 6 acres 35, 



D 



Samuel Davis, estate, 

house 400, barn 275, Holden house 100, Holden 

barn 25, home place 104 acres 1600, Holden land 

4 acres 75, 
Thomas Danas, 
Adam Danas, 
Adam Dennis, 
William Dickey, 



45 5i 

2 48 

1 74 

3 9i 



41 61 
16 99 

21 38 
9 92 
3 i9 

6 51 



30 69 
1 74 
1 74 
1 74 
1 74 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



Tax 



Mrs. William Dickey, 

horse 50, 2 cows 45, house 150, barn 75, home place 
50 acres 200, 



Frank J. Fields, 

house 175, 2 barns 125, home place 45 acres 575, 
Krwin M. Fisher, 

2 horses 150, 2 cows 50, house 50, barn 50, home 
place 54 acres 325, 



Samuel A. Garlick, 
George H. Garlick, 
Garlick Brothers, 

2 horses 50, 6 cows 150, 2 swine 16, 10 fowls 5, 
house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 138 
acres 750, Downing lot 40 acres 200, 

Chester H. Gray, 

horse 60, house 275, barn 100, home place 55 acres 

575, 
Henry N. Grover, 

3 horses 80, 
Erastus F. Gross, 

house 200, barn 100, shed 25, wagon shed 25, 
home place 1 10 acres 800, 
Austin B. Gross, 

2 horses 100, 6 cows 180, yearling 16, 1 swine 10, 20 
fowls 10, 

Jacob Glucon, 

H 

Joseph N. Hamilton, 

horse 50, 2 yearling steers 35, 2 cows 50, 3 yearlings 
40, sheep 3, house 50, barn 200, home place 79 
acres 800, sprout lot 9 acres 75, 
Park Hannum, estate, 

house 100, barn 125, home place 62 acres 800, Shaw 
lot 20 acres 200, 
Austin P. Hannum, 

3 horses 190, 6 cows 180, two-year-old 25, 4 year- 
lings 50, bull 25, 

Charles E. Hannum, 



6 45 



12 59 



9 49 



1 74 
1 74 



17 62 

14 26 
2 73 

14 26 



5 65 
1 74 



17 96 



15 19 



7 56 

1 1 74 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 


'Si 




Tax 


Mrs. Joseph Harrington, 








house ioo, barn 75, old place 4 acres 75, Oakes lot 








3 acres 50, 




3 


72 


Joseph M. Harrington, 


T 






barn 50, Oakes lot 80 acres 800, 




12 


28 


Criton G. Haskins, 


I 


- 




swine 5, house 150, barn 50, Upton house 50, Up- 








ton barn 25, home place 2 acres 50, Conkey lot 








11 acres 20, Upton place 8 acres 125, 




7 


63 


Mason W. Haskins, 


I 






horse 25, 2 cows 50, house 150, barn 50, home place 








27 acres 250, 




8 


25 


Harry F. Haskins, 


I 


1 


74 


Elbridge F. Horr, 


I 






horse 60, house 100, barn 50, home place 50 acres 








200, Mitchell lot 7 acres 75, 




7 


75 


Rubin N. Horr, 


I 






horse 65, house 300, barn 150, home place 10 acres 








300, pasture lot 9 acres 50, Pierce lot 15 acres 100, 




13 


70 


L,aura Horr, estate. 








house 125, barn 50, home place 117 acres 1050, 




15 


l 9 


Caroline Horr, 








old place 60 acres 400, 




4 


96 


Haskins and Johnson, 








house 125, barn 100, home place 57 acres 600, 




10 


2 3 


Charles B. Houghton, 


I 






3 horses 130, colt 30, cow 25, 




4 


03 


Henry A. Howard, 


I 






horse 25, 2 cows 48, 2 two-year-olds 35, 2 yearlings 








20, swine 8, house 200, barn 125, shed 25, home 








place 87 acres 850, 




18 


30 


George L,. Hunter, 


I 






2 horses 115, 2 colts 100, 4 cows 100, 2 two-year- 








olds 45, yearling 15, swine 10, 10 fowls 5, house 








175, barn 125, shop 50, horse barn 50, home 








place 42 acres 800, 




21 


46 


Mrs. George L,. Hunter, 








stock in trade 1000, store building 150, 




M 


26 


Henry Haskins, 








house 200, barn and shed 75, home place ,70 acres 








500, , 




10 


85 


John Hamilton, 


I 


1 


74 


John Iy. Hamilton, 


I 


1 


74 


Archie A. Hoyt, 


I 






horse 50, 




2 


36 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



Tax 



Ansel Johnson, 

3 cows 85, two-year-old 20, 2 swine 16, house 250, 
barn 75, home place 140 acres 1000, 
Andrew Johnson, 

2 horses 125, 
Henry A. Johnson, 

2 horses 150, 
Lyman S. Johnson, 

9 cows 225, 2 yearlings 30, 3 swine 15, 10 fowls 5, 
house 275, barn 100, home place 79 acres 1500, 
Abbott lot 74 acres 300, 
William H. Johnson, 

horse 50, 5 cows 125, 3 yearlings 40, 2 swine 10, 
house 350, barn 300, home place 76 acres 1400, 
Margarett Johnson, 

house 350, barn 100, home place 3 acres 200, 



Fred W. Lincoln, 

horse 50, 3 cows 90, yearling 12, swine 5, 130 fowls 
50, house 375, barn 400, hen house 50, home 
place 223 acres 800, 
A. J. Lemon, 

horse 25, 3 cows 75, Snyder house 200, barn 25, 
Snyder place 25 acres 250, 
Lucus S. Lawless, 

2 horses 100, cow 30, 
Mrs. David B. Lawdess, 

house 200, barn 75, home place 46 acres 400, 
(exempt 500), 



M 



William O. Miller, 
Myron A. Moore, 
George T. Magrath, 
Mrs. George T. Magrath, 

stock in trade 150, 2 horses 35, 4 cows 120, 2 two- 
year-olds 40, 3 yearlings 38, house 575, barn 300, 
creamery 25, home place 78 acres T900, 
Edwin P. Mitchell, 

steam mill 600, 
Hermon W. Meyer, 



20 04 

3 29 
3 60 

3i 34 

29 95 
8 06 



24 46 

8 87 

3 35 

2 17 



74 
74 
74 



39 47 



18 
74 





9 










NAMES AND VALUATION. 


GO 
O 

Oh 


Ta 


X 




N 








Patrick 0. Neil, 


I 








2 houses 125, 6 cows 180, house 225, barn 175, shed 










25, home place 75 acres 1000, 




22 


19 




George Nevers, 

p 

Christopher W. Paige, 

2 horses 75, 2 oxen 125, 6 cows 150, house 350, 


I 
I 


I 


74 




barn 250, home place 104 acres 2250, 




41 


42 




John C. Paige, 


I 


I 


74 




Fred N. Peirce, 


I 








horse 25, 2 cows 60, 




2 


79 




Mrs. H. E. Peirce, 










house 225, barn 100, home place 62 acres 400, 










(exempt 500) , 




2 


79 




J. Foster Peirce, 


I 


I 


74 




Frederick E. Pierce, 


2 








horse 70, 2 cows 55, yearlings 15, house 250, barn 










125, shed 25, home place 74 acres 500, 




16 


38 




Waldo H. Peirce, 


I 








horse 80, cow 25, house 350, barn 100, home place 










% acre 25, Peirce lot 28 acres 150, berry lot 12 










acres 75, 




II 


84 




Daniel T. Pierce, 


I 








2 oxen 80, 2 cows 60, house 200, barn 100, Freeman 










house 75, Freeman barn 15, home place 70 acres 










400, Freeman lot 4 acres 30, Fish lot 10 acres 50, 




14 


27 




Carl M. Pierce, 


I 








horse 25, 




2 


05 




Herman C. Powers, 


I 








horse 40, 




2 


24 




Bert L. Powers, 


I 








horse 40, cow 35, 




2 


67 




Fred L. Potter, 


I 








house 200, barn 100, home place 1 acre 25, 




5 


77 




Mrs. F. E. Potter, 










horse 35, cow 30, 






80 




William M. Pratt, 


I 








horse 30, 2 cows 70, house 250, barn 150, home 










place 8 acres 125, King lot 12 acres 50, 




IO 


1 r 




Chester W. Prouty, 


I 








horse 50, 




2 


36 




Edward E. Pierce, 


I 


I 


74 



IO 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 


CD 
O 

Oh 


Tax 


Iyinas M. Pierce, 


I 






horse 70, 




2 


61 


Mrs. David F. Peirce, 








house 200, barn 75, home place 10 acres 150, berry 








lot 15 acres 150, 




7 


13 


Appleton Peirce, estate, 








house 550, barn 100, mill 100, home place 45 acres 








500, Henry lot 24 acres 500, 




21 


70 


R 








Alden D. Reed, 


I 






4 horses 220, 2 oxen 90, 16 cows 480, 2 two-year- 








olds 50, 1 bull 15, 5 swine 45, house 550, barn 








350, shed 25, home place 115 acres 2250, 




52 


27 


Mrs. A. D. Reed, 








land 7 acres 75, 






93 


Mrs. Abigail Russell, 








house 450, barn 100, shed 25, home place 32 acres 








400, (exempt 500), 




5 


89 


William A. Rudduck, 


I 


1 


74 


s 








Justin Iy. Smith, 


I 






2 horses 150, 6 cows 180, swine 8, 




5 


93 


Leon L. Stone, 


I 






2 cows 40, 




2 


24 


Mrs. Lucy Stone, 








horse 50, house 175, barn 100, shed 25, home place 








52 acres 550, (exempt 500), 




4 


96 


Joseph N. Shaw, 


I 






2 horses 100, colt 20, cow 30, yearling 16, 2 houses 








375, barn 100, shop 150, horse barn 75, home 








place 70 acres 800, 




23 


29 


Lemual Smith, 








house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 89 acres 








1 100, 




18 


9i 


Howard I. Shaw, 


T 






2 horses 75, 2 oxen 70, cow 35, 3 two-year-olds 60, 








2 yearlings 35, horse 250, barn 150, shed 50, 








home place 75 acres 550, Fish lot 10 acres 100, 




18 


79 


Henry C. Shaw, 


I 






stock in trade 250, horse 50, house and store 275, 








barn 50, home place 3 acres 100, 




10 


73 


George W. Shaw, 


I 






3 horses 200, colt 50, 7 cows 175, swine 10, house 








350, barn 100, home place 60 acres 1000, 


1 


25 


11 



II 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



Tax 



Carl S. Shaw, 
Charles W. Shattuck, 

3 horses 175, 9 cows 250, two-year-old 20, 8 sheep 
44, 4 swine 33, 20 fowls 10, bull 22, house 200, 
barn 150, shed 25, home place 100 acres 900, 
Alton W. Shattuck, 

horse 50, 
George L. Stacy, 
Elisha J. Spear, 
Lester Smith, 

3 horses 185, 4 cows 140, 2 swine 16, house 125, 
shed 25, home place 88 acres 550, 
Jennie A. Smith, 

house 150, barn 125, home place 67 acres 500, 



Mrs. Addison Thayer, 

house 225, barn 100, Snyder barn 25, home place 
89 acres 800, Snyder lot 30 acres 200, Vaughn 
lot 25 acres 75, 
Ellis A. Thayer, 

2 horses 155, 3 cows 80, 2 3'earlings 30, 
Fred N. Thrasher, 

horse 50, 5 cows 140, yearling 12, swine 8, 20 fowls 
8, 
Samuel Thrasher, 

old house 75, barn 50, Pierce house 300, Pierce 
barn 100, old place 43 acres 575, Abbott lot 30 
acres 125, Pierce place 16 acres 200, Tourtelott 
lot 20 acres 100, 
William Thrasher, 
horse 25, cow 25, 
William M. Tourtelott, 

horse 40, 
Willie M. Tourtelott, 
Elcie C. Titus, 

house 300, barn 100, shop 50, home place 8 acres 
125, Aldrich lot 5 acres 50, (exempt 500), 

u 

George H. Upton, 

horse 25, cow 30, 
Henry S. Upton, 

2 cows 50, 70 fowls 30, house 150, barn 75 , hen 
house 25, home place 50 acres 250, 



1 74 



24 42 

2 36 
1 74 

1 74 



16 20 
9 61 



17 67 
5 02 

4 44 



20 


65 


2 


36 


2 


24 


I 


74 



1 55 



2 42 
8 93 



12 



NAMES A~SD VALUATION. 



Tax 



Willard S. Upton ; 

horse 25, 2 cows 50, 2 yearlings 32, house 150, barn 
100, home place 59 acres 400, 
Eeighton A. Upton, 

horse 35, 

V 

Erving D. Vaughan, 

house 50, 2 cows 55, 20 fowls 10, house 400, barn 
250, house old place 225, home place 70 acres 600, 
Walter S. Vaughan, 

house 150, barn 50, home place 8 acres 100, 
Mrs. Joseph P. Vaughan, 

horse 75, 2 cows 70, yearling 18, 30 fowls 15, house 
500, barn 125, hen house 75, home place 84 acres 
700, 
Marcus H. Vaughan, 

horse 35, 
Mrs. Ida Vaughan, 

house 100, barn 50, home place 9 acres 100, 
Vaughan lot 26 acres 100, 
Carinda G. Vaughan, 
land 46 acres 350, 

w 

Alfred H. Woodward, 
John Wood, 

yearling 15, house 325, barn 150, hen house 25, 
home place 55 acres 300, 
Walter M.Waugh, 

2 horses 130, ball 20, 11 cows 360, 3 yearlings 53, 
2 swine 16, 100 fowls 50, house 500, barn 200, 
home place 64 acres 900, Cogswell pasture 60 
acres 250, 
William F. Wendemuth, 

horse 35, 3 cows 65, yearling 12, 10 fowls 5, house 
175, barn 125, home place 73 acres 400, 
Josiah E. White, 

2 horses 50, 8 cows 240, swine 5, 
Silas Whitaker, 

horse 65, cow 15, 35 fowls 15, house 150, barn 100, 
hen house 25, home place 70 acres 250, 
Oliver E. Wood, estate, 

house 200, barn 500, hen house 40, shed 25, home 
place 140 acres 1250, out land 35 acres 225, 



11 13 
2 17 



21 45 
5 46 

19 57 
2 17 

4 34 
4 34 

1 74 
ti 84 






32 48 



" 35 



5 40 



9 43 



27 78 



13 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 


CO 




Tax 


Warren M. Whipple, 


I 




stock in trade iooo, horse 65, house and store 750, 






barn 150, home lot 10 acres 60, 




26 54 


Mrs. Kllis White, 






house 150, barn too, home place 50 acres 500, 




9 30 


Ellis White, 






barn 100, Newell place 1 18 acres 870, (exempt 500) 




5 83 



NON-RESIDENTS. 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



Tax 



PETERSHAM. 



Goddard and Williams, 
King lot 44 acres 750, 



$9 30 



ATHOL, 



John Arnot, 

land t8 acres 50, 
George Hamilton, 

house 175, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3 acres 75, 



62 



GREENWICH. 

Samuel B. Esteys, heirs, 

land 65 acres 225, 
Horace Clark, 

land 64 acres 550, 
Frank C. Powers. 

land 30 acres 300, 
William Manley, 

land 20 acres 175, 
Joseph Thrasher, 

Freeman land 6 acres 20, land 30 acres 150, 
Smith Cutler, 

land 69 acres 600, 
Chandler Powers, 

land 10 acres 100, 
John A. Wheeler, 

land 7 acres 50, 
W. P. Frye, estate, 

land 6 acres 50, 
Martin E. Vaughan, 

land 1 acre 15, 
Stephen P. Bailey, 

Little lot 88 acres 650, South lot 6 acres 35, 



- /y 

6 82 

3 72 
2 17 
2 1 1 

7 44 
1. 24 

62 
62 
18 

8 49 



l 5 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 


Tax 


Henry B. Hodgkins, 






land 10 acres 250, 




3 10 


Charles A. Powers, 






land 50 acres 100, 




1 24 


Clinton P. Harrington, 






pine hill lot 35 acres 250, Arnot lot 18 acres 


» 150, 




Whitcomb mill lot 2 acres 25, Caswell lot 77 


acres 




100, Baker place 2 acres xoo, Derby lot 40 


acres 




550, C. N. Powers lot 4 acres 125, Brown 


lot 22 




acres 250, Woods lot 20 acres 250, 




22 32 


Harrington and Vaughan, 






Pierce lot 20 acres 200, 




2 48 


Caroline Powers, heirs, 






house 150, barn 50, home place 58 acres 400, 




7 44 


George C. Warner, 






land 25 acres 50, 




62 


Amelia Root, 






land 22 acres 200, 




2 48 


John Powers, 






land 3 acres 25, 




3i 


ENFIELD. 






Andrew Sanderson, 






barn 100, home place 90 acres 450, 




6 82 


Susan Newbry, 






land 1 1 acres 150, 




1 86 


D. B. Gillett, 






land 40 acres 100, 




1 24 


Edward B. Downing, 






Brigham lot 33 acres 150, Pierce and Ellis 


lot 32 




acres 125, Horr lot 8 acres 40, land 5 acres 


25, 


4 22 


Flint and Gillett, 






Stetson lot 150 acres 500, 




6 20 


Wood and Ward, 






Hemingway lot 35 acres 100, Nutting lot 30 


acres 




100, 




2 48 


SPENCER. 






Merritt Horr, 






land 45 acres 350, 




4 34 


PELHAM. 






John Pitman, 






land 8 acres 50, 




62 



i6 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



Tax 



George H. Wilson, 

land 1 8 acres too, i 24 

Harrison Horr, 

land 30 acres 50, 62 

David Shores, 

Hunt lot 15 acres 50, Abbott lot 70 acres 500, Con- 
key lot 64 acres 550,Crosett lot 6 acres 100, John- 
son lot 12 acres 100, 16 12 
John Vanstone, 

sawmill 450, 
Theodore L,. Cook, 

land 10 acres 50, 

SPRINGFIELD. 

James Cowan, 

land 60 acres 800, 9 92 

E. Wilson Sanderson, 

Haskell lot 35 acres 350, 
Lizzie Worthen, 

house 200, barn 100, home place 25 acres 450, 
Jennings lot 15 acres 100, house 225, barn 250, 
home place 125 acres 1550, 35 65 

George E. Rilley, 

house 350, barn 100, home place 40 acres 450, 

ORANGE. 



Harrison Barrows, 

house 100, barn 200, home place 185 acres 500, 
I/Uman P. Pierce, 

land 142 acres 1000, 
Mrs. George L. Johnson, 

Shaw lot 18 acres 125, 



9 92 
12 40 

1 55 



AMHERST. 



Theodore L,. Paige, 
land 15 acres 100, 



1 24 



NEW SALEM. 



Mrs. Mary Mathews, 

horse 100, 
Willard Putnam, 

land 66 acres 600, 



1 24 

7 44 



i7 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



Tax 



Frank W. Lincoln, 

Dunn lot 26 acres 200, 
Joseph A. Stacy, 

Bigelow lot 36 acres 150, 
David Hamilton, 

land 14 acres 200, 
Edward A. Freeman, 

Pierce lot 6 acres 55, 
Mrs. D. E. Powers, 

land 25 acres 75, 
William Orcutt, 

land Kemp lot 30 acres 400, 
John Hunt, 

3 horses 200, colt 35, 2 cows 70, 5 yearlings 95, 4 
swine 36, 2 barns 275, home place 29 acres 275, 
Town lot 2 acres 25, Hunt lot 20 acres 250, 
Joseph Holden, 

Osburn lot 10 acres 60, 
Stephen D. Hodlin, 

land 14 acres 100, 

NO. NEW SAI.KM. 
» 

Byron S. Comings, 

house 75, barn ioo, hen house 25, home place 35 
acres 150, 

SHUTESBURY. 

George A. Berry, 

Ashley lot 30 acres 200, Pierce meadow 18 acres 
175, Mildam lot 7 acres 50, 
William H. Hemingway, 

School lot 25 acres 1500, 
Myron A. Pierce, 

Flint and Gillett lot 65 acres 300, Pierce lot 20 
acres 300, 

NEW YORK, N. Y. 

Walter B. Mull, 

house 250, barn 50, home place 44 acres 325, 



IvEVERETT. 



Rufus Fitts, 
land 15 acres 80, 



2 


48 


I 


86 


2 


48 




68 




93 


4 


96 


15 


26 




74 


1 


24 



4 34 



5 27 
18 60 

7 44 



7 75 



99 



18 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



Tax 



NO. DANA. 

Orrin J. Powers, 

land 150 acres 500, 
Crawford and Tyler, 

Morgan lot 75 acres 350, 

E. P. Tyler, 

land 54 acres 100, Humes pasture lot 27 acres 270, 
William B. Lincoln, 

land 100 acres 1000, 
Lewis Doubleday, 

land 8 acres 50, 

F. H. Lindsey, 
land 40 acres too, 

Joseph Recor, 

land 45 acres 125, 
Lucius Doubleday, 

land 28 acres 250, 
Recor and Carrey, 

land 30 acres 100, 
Martin Chapman, 

Kelley land too acres 400, 
George W. Lincoln, 

land 70 acres 500, 
J. S. Brown, (estate) 

land 4 acres 25, 
Charlie Gee, 

machinery 600, house 600, barn 100, small house 50, 
mill 2000, boiler and engine house 50, boiler, en- 
gine and brick work 650. land 4 acres 150, 
James F. Wood, 

shop 50, 
Woods and Lincoln, 

Lindsey place 95 acres 250, mountain brush lot 8 
acres 40. 



WARE. 



Mrs. Francis Blair, 
land 15 acres 50, 



HARD WICK 



George D. Paige, 

land 60 acres 200, 
B. F. Paige, 

Stacey place 120 acres 1800, 



6 


20 


4 


34 


4 


59 


12 


40 




62 


1 


24 


1 


55 


3 


10 


1 


24 


4 


96 


6 


20 




3i 


52 


08 




62 






3 60 



62 



2 48 



22 32 



T9 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



Tax 



MILLERS FALLS. 

Eunice M. Bartlett, 

distillery 40, land 10 acres 60, 



BOSTON. 



Charlotte Drinkwater, 
land 20 acres 200, 



NORTHFIELD. 



Charles C. Young, 

house 175, barn 100, shed 25, home place 27 acres 
350, 

PLYMOUTH, N. H. 

Seavea Spear, 

horse 65, 4 cows 145, yearling 25, house 100, barn 
100, home place 68 acres 400, 

EAST BROOKFIELD. 

Julia A. Howe, 

house 100, barn 75, home place 89 acres 700, 



1 24 



2 48 



8 06 



to 23 



10 85 



LIST OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY EXEMPT FROM 
TAXATION MAY 1st, 1898. 

Mrs. Abigail Russell, 

real estate, 
Congregational Church Society, 

church 600, house 700, barn 209, land 1 1 acres 500, 
lanthia Brown, 

real estate, 
Mary Abbott, 

real estate, 
Asa Moore, 

house 200, barn 100, mill 100, home place 14 acres 

150, , 550 

Mrs. Elsie C. Titus, 

real estate, 500 

Mrs. David B. Lawless, 

real estate, 500 

Mrs. Lucy S. Stone, 

real estate, 500 



$500 

2000 

500 

500 



20 

Willard A. Wetherell, 

house 200, hen house 25, home place 5 acres 25, 250 

Ellis White, 

real estate, 500 

Mrs. Dexter Wheelock, 

house 100, barn 50, home place 7 acres 75, 225 

Mrs. H. E. Pierce, 

real estate, 500 

Charlotte F. Gilbert, 

house 400, barn 25, land 1 acre 50, 475 

Mrs. Nelson Whitaker, 

Titus lot 30 acres 300, 300 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Number of residents assessed on property, 119 

Number of non-residents assessed on property, 75 

Number of persons assessed on property, 209 

Number of persons assessed for poll tax only, 32 

Total number of persons assessed, 241 

Number of polls, 122 

Tax on each poll, $1 74 

Value of assessed personal estate, $23,203 00 

Value of real estate, excluding land, $46,475 00 

Value of real estate, excluding buildings, $93.33° 00 

Total valuation May 1st, 1898, $163,008 00 



TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY, AND TOWN PURPOSES 
INCLUDING OVERLAYINGS. 

On personal estate, $287 71 

On real estate, 1733 58 

On polls, 2T2 28 

Total, $2233 57 

Rate per $1000, $12 40 

Number of horses assessed, 143 

cows, 276 

sheep, 43 

neat cattle other than cows, 1 1 1 

swine, 52 

dwelling houses, J02 

acres of land, 10, 945 

fowls, 650 

Value of fowls, . $303 

HOWARD I. SHAW, ) Assessors 

WALTER M. WAUGH, of 

SILAS WHITAKER, ) Prescott. 



REPORT of the SELECTMEN 

For the Year 1898-99. 



To the Citizens of Prescott, 

The Selectmen present the following report: 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS. 

William M. Tourtellott, 
William M. Pratt, 
George H. Upton, 
Marcus E. Vaughn, 
Williard A. Wetherell, 
Maria R. Wetherell, 



* 4 


00 


48 


00 


48 


00 


48 


00 


48 


00 


48 


00 


$ 2 


00 


11 


00 


3 


00 


48 


00 


40 


00 



TOWN OFFICERS. 
Paid Henry E. Berry, janitor, 1898, 

E. M. Aiken, inspector of cattle, 1897-8, 
D. T. Pierce, sealer, 1897-8, 
Wm. F. Wendemuth, supt. of schools, 
George E. Hunter, collector of 1897, 
H. I. Shaw, services as selectman, as- 
sessor, overseer of poor and regis- 
ter, 69 25 

W. M. Waugh, services as selectman, 
assessor, overseer of poor and reg- 
ister, ' 34 45 
Silas Whitaker, services as selectman, 
assessor, overseer of poor and reg- 
ister, 18 50 
J. D. Barnes, ballot clerk, 1 50 
H. C. Powers, ballot clerk, 1 50 
J. M. Harrington, auditor, 4 00 

F. N. Peirce, treasurer, 30 00 
F. N. Peirce, register, 4 50 
Henry E. Berry, janitor, 1899, 2 00 

TOWN FARM ACCOUNT- 
Received by sale of apples, 
" ' grass, 
use of pasture, 

DR. 

Paid John Hunt for staples, 

H.I. Shaw, repairing fence, 
W. M. Waugh, repairing fence, 



Cr. 




$12 


00 


17 


75 


18 


00 




10 


1 


00 


1 


00 



$244 00 



>269 70 



$47 75 



>2 IO 



22 

FREEMAN FARM ACCOUNT. 

Received of Stephen H. Wyatt, for use of 

farm, cash, $44 25 

Received by labor, 75 

Paid H.I. Shaw, repairs on chimney, 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid Athol Transcript, reports 1897-98, 
W. M. Waugh, express on reports, 

A. J. Lemon, remit on tax of John 

Wood, 1897, 
Dr. Stephen Witt, aii to Stephen H. 
Wyatt, 

C. G. Haskins, mowing brush, Fish 

cemetery, 

B. C. Abbott, tax book and tax bills, 
W. B. Mull, remit on tax real estate, 

1898, 
Henry A. Cogswell, reward offered, 

D. L. Crandall, printing posters, 
Fred N. Peirce, for library purpose, 

E. M. Fisher, keeping three tramps, 

F. N. Peirce, dog license blanks, 
Note at Hampshire Savings, 
H. I. Shaw, posters, express and sta- 
tionery, 

F. N. Peirce, stationery, 
F. N. Peirce, I. R. stamps, 
R. H. Allen, note and interest, 
Interest 011 note, Hampshire Savings 
Bank, 

C. C. Bagnal, blank book, 
Interest on borrowed money, 
Interest on Orange Savings Bank, 
Assessors' abatements, 
Charles W. Berry, going with hearse 

and making returns, 
Silas Whitaker, keeping tramp, 
F '. N. Peirce, justice fees, 
F. N. Peirce, meeting town clerks, 
F. N. Peirce, recording births, deaths 

and marriages, 3 40 

Henry L- Berry, sawing wood at town 

hall, 
H. I. Shaw, postage, 
F. N. Peirce, express and postage, 
F. N. Peirce, I. R. stamps, 





$45 00 
6 00 




$24 50 
30 




I 98 




38 00 




I 80 




2 35 




1 55 
25 00 




1 25 
25 00 




3 00 
1 10 




357 00 




1 95 

1 45 
1 00 




202 53 




10 50 




97 

1 50 

13 22 

28 88 




13 25 
1 00 




7 00 
4 00 





1 00 




1 25 


v 


9 94 




70 






$786 37 



23 



REPAIRS ON TOWN HALL. 

Paid Waldo H. Peirce for labor, 
H. I. Shaw, " " 

Henry C. Shaw, " 
For material, express, settees, etc, 

Sold J. E. White, old benches, 



RECAPITULATION 



$16 50 

21 70 

2 00 

49 21 


$ 89 41 
2 00 





87 41 



Paid snow bills, Spring of 1898, 


$236 


88 




" " early winter, 1898-99, 


22 


88 




For repairs on highways and bridges, 


494 


10 




State aid, 


244 


00 




Town officers, 


269 


70 




Miscellaneous, 


786 


37 




Support of poor, 


427 


08 




" schools, 


1,467 


06 




Expenses at town farm, 


2 


10 




" Freeman farm, 


6 


00 




" town hall, 


89 


4i 




State tax, 


90 


00 




County tax, 


319 


41 








$4,454 


99 


RESOURCES. 








Due from State, State aid, 


$284 


00 




" Collector of 1898, 


203 


79 




Rent of Freeman about 


6 


00 




Chapter 498, acts of 1897, from State, 


200 


00 




" 212, " " 1896, " 


24 


00 




Cash in the Treasurer's hands, 


1,381 


28 




From J. E. White for benches, 


2 


00 


r\M 






#> 2,I01 


O7 


LIABILITIES. 




■ 




Orange Savings bank, 


$700 


OO 




Support of N. M. Horr, about 


50 


OO 




" Lucy Rider, " 


20 


OO 




B. C. Abbott, collector of 1898, 


45 


OO 


/•"\/"\ 


. 




•P 5I 5 


OO 



Balance in favor of the town, 



• 1,286 07 



HOWARD I. SHAW, ) Selectmen 
WALTER M. WAUGH, [ of 

SILAS WHITAKER, ) Prescott. 



REPORT OF 

OVERSEERS OF THE POOR 



Paid Town of Belchertown, aid to Mrs. 
Warren Gibbs, 
Town of Ludlow, aid to N. M. Horr, 
Aid to Joel Johnson, 
" " Elvira S. Pierce, 
" "J. M. Stacy, 
Support and burial of N. M. Thayer, 
Support of Lucy A. Rider, 

Received from H. I. Shaw, guardian of Joel 

Johnson, support of Johnson, $ 15 28 

From the town of New Salem, support 

of K. S. Pierce, 42 44 

From the State for support of Lucy 

Rider, r2Q. 46 



1 10 


50 


52 


00 


'5 


28 


42 


44 




75 


136 65 


129 


46 



$ 427 08 



$ 187 18 

Net cost of the poor, $ 239 90 



HOWARD I. SHAW, ~) Overseers 
WALTER M. WAUGH, \ of the 

SILAS W T HITAKER, ) Poor, Prescott. 



ANNUAL REPORT 

of the 

Board of Road Commissioners 

For the Year 1898-99. 



Jerry Rivers, two men and team for scraper, 


$108 oo 


Fred Thresher, self and team, 


29 30 


Wm, Thresher, 


42 15 


Wm. Dickey, 


25 06 


Wm. Tourtellott, 


21 25 


Mose Fogg, 


20 25 


Linus M. Peirce, 


40 65 


Erving Vaughn, 


20 25 


E. M. Aiken, self and team, 


44 60 


Frank Field, 


8 03 


Cash paid for shovel, 


60 


Lucy Stone for gravel, 


3 00 


Miscellaneous, 


1 18 


W. M. Waugh, 


9 96 


Lester Smith, 


4 5t 


A. A. Hoyt, 


75 



Total cost of repairs on highways, $379 54 

REPAIRS ON BRIDGES IN 1898. 

John Vanstone, 
Andrew Johnson, 
W. H. Peirce, 
Fred E. Peirce, 
C. P. Harrington, 
M. A. Peirce, 
W. M. Waugh, 
Fred M /Thresher, 
Lester Smith, 
Wm. Dickey, 

Total cost of repairs on bridges, 
Totals, 

Total cost of repairs on highways and bridges, $492 32 



$15 62 




37 72 




5 78 




75 




14 66 




2 75 




9 00 




17 50 




4 50 




4 50 






$112 78 




379 54 



26 

Snow bills for spring of 1898, $238 61 

" winter of 1898-9, 22 88 

The Road Commissioners report that guide boards are 
maintained at the following places: near Whiting's mill, near 
M. F. Brown's, near J. M. Harrington's, near Ianthia Brown's, 
near Samuel Thresher's, near J. N. Hamilton's, near school 
house No. 3, near L. L- Johnson's, near Bobbinville four cor- 
ners, near W. H. Peirce's, near Dr. Clark's, near John Berry's, 
near Asa Moore's, near D. T. Pierce's, near North Prescott. 

W. M. WAUGH, { Road 

F. M. THRESHER, j Commissioners. 






TREASURER'S REPORT, 



MONTHLY STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS OF TREAS- 
URER FOR 1898. 

1898. 

Feb. 12, Received the balance from settle- 
ment, 
18, Received collector, 1897 tax, 

18, Received state treasurer, 
Mar. 16, Received rent of Freeman farm, 

16, Received collector, tax 1897, 

22, Received " 

23, Received " 
29, Received " 

Apr. 6, Received " 

12, Received " 

23, Received F. J. Currier, bal. 1896 tax. 
May 3, Received John Hunt, rent of town 

farm pasture and maple orchard 

with note and interest, 
May 12, Received collector of 1897 tax, 
June 7, Received " " 

9, Received state treasurer, ins. of ani- 

mals Ed. Chil, acts 1898, ch. 
100-109, 55 04 

10, Received treas. of Chicopee for 

medical aid for Wyatt, 38 00 

14, Received E. P. Smith, support of 

Mrs. Snyder, 

15, Received R. H. Allen, 
T5, Received collector, tax 1897, 

17, Received rent of Freeman farm, 
22, Received state treasurer, 

Aug. 5, Received " 

19, Received J. N. Shaw, grass on town 

farm, 1898, 

24. Received B. C. Abbott, collector, 
31, Received " " 

Sept. 5, Received 

12, Received " " 

13, Received rent on Freeman farm, 
22, Received collector, 



$761 


00 


105 


00 


42 


7i 


1 1 


25 


203 


H 


100 


00 


18 


96 


100 


34 


100 


00 


IOO 


00 


C, 21 


38 


34 


38 


75 


9i 


50 


00 



25 


12 


200 


00 


7 


22 


1 1 


25 


4i 


79 


42 


25 


7 


50 


175 


00 


200 


00 


190 


1 1 


75 


00 


1 1 


25 


103 


80 



28 



Oct. 31 
Nov. 3 

3 

16, 
21 
21 

Dec. 3, 
6, 

12, 
12 
12 
12, 

12, 
12, 
12 

15 
1899. 
Jan. 3 

3: 

7: 

7: 

7' 
IOj 

19- 

19, 
26, 

27. 



Feb. 



27 

3i 

1 

4 
4. 



Received collector, 

Received New Salem for board of 
Mrs. Peirce, 

Received collector, 

Received ' ' 

Received state treasurer, 

Received K. M. Fisher, note and 
interest, 

Received collector, 

Received O. J. Powers, for carting 
on highway, 

Received state treasurer corpora- 
tion tax, 

Received state treasurer national 
bank tax, 

Received state treasurer, state aid, 
chap. 301, acts 1889, 

Received state treasurer, income 
Mass. school fund for com. of 
teachers, 

Received state treasurer, burial in- 
digent soldiers and sailors, 

Received state treasurer, tuition of 
children in small towns, 

Received W. M. Waugh on M. A. 
Peirce account, 

Received collector, 



Received collector, 

Received collector 1897 tax, 

Received county treasurer dog fund, 

Received rent of Freeman farm, 

Received collector, 

Received collector, 

Received Fred Abbott for tuition 
of child two terms, 

Received collector. 

Received from collector, 

Received reimbursement from Joel 
Johnson estate, 

Received income Mass. school fund, 

Received collector, 

Received collector, 

Received town of New Salem, 
tuition, 

Received sale of apples on town 
farm, 

Received town of Shutesbury, tui- 
tion, 



$35 00 



42 

no 

87 

42 


44 
00 

01 

7i 


6 


22 


55 


27 


3 


00 


1 


72 


58 


97 


270 


00 


296 


00 


24 


00 


24 


00 


2 
100 


5° 
00 


165 
100 

48 

1 1 

6 


00 
00 
54 
25 
00 


250 


00 


6 
106 
109 


00 

52 
08 


15 28 

494 43 

67 48 

254 48 


24 


00 


12 


00 


6 


00 



29 



Feb. ii, Received collector, $30 01 

17, Received rent of town farm pasture, 18 00 
17, Received on M. A. Peirce account, 10 00 



$5*. 799 56 



MONTHLY STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Feb. 17 

26 

Mar. 5 

22 

26 

Apr. 2 

2 

2 

2 

2 

6 

13 

13 

23 

30 

May 7 

7 

7 

7 
ro 

28 
June 4 

4 

15 

'7 

25 

July 9 

9 
9 
9 
9 

2[ 

25 
30 

Aug. 6 
11 
1 1 
16 
20 



FOR 1898. 
, Paid selectmen's orders as follows: 



Paid blanks for dog license, 
Paid selectmen's orders, 



Paid note and interest at Hamp- 
shire savings bank, 
Paid selectmen's orders, 

Paid H. I. Shaw, express and post- 
age and stationery, 
Paid selectmen's orders, 



Paid revenue stamps, 
Paid selectmen's orders, 



Paid for stationery, 
Paid selectmen's orders, 



$ 2 


00 


20 


00 


II 


00 


I 


10 


20 


00 


3 


00 


236 


88 


1 


50 


24 


50 


15 


00 


19 


00 


4i 


79 


52 


00 


3 


00 


20 


00 


38 


00 


18 


25 


7 


50 


16 


78 


357 


00 


248 


25 


20 


00 


1 


95 


6 


00 


427 


52 


16 


20 


20 


00 


102 


94 


6 


00 


8 


85 


42 


25 


1 


00 


10 


62 


29 


89 


20 


00 


9 


05 


8 


57 


i 


45 


2 


50 


18 


00 



30 



Aug. 27, Paid selectmen's orders, 

27. 
Sept. 3, 

3, 

3> 

3, 
12, 

12, 

12, ' 

12, 

12, 

i5» 



16, 

22, 
22, 

24, 

24, 

Oct. 7, 



22, 
29, 
29, 
Nov. 11 
12, 

17, 

21, 
26, 

5, 



Paid interest on notes at Hampshire 
savings bank, 

Paid R. H. Allen, note and in- 
terest, 

Paid selectmen's orders, 



Paid county tax, 

Paid Cecil T. Bagnall for order 

book, 
Paid selectmen's orders, 



1 i 



Dec 



10, 
14, 
3i, 
3i, 
1899. 

Jan. 6, 

7, 

7» 

19, 

19, 

27. 

27. 
27, 

Jan. 28, 
3T, 
3i, 



Paid state tax, 

Paid int. on borrowed money, 

Paid selectmen's orders, 



Paid int. on note at Orange Savings 

Bank, 
Paid selectmen's orders, 
Paid assessors' certificate of abate- 
ment, 
Paid selectmen's orders, 



3 


00 


1 


80 


9 


00 


6 


00 


12 


85 


4 


24 


18 


47 


7 


00 


67 87 


3 


87 



10 50 



202 


53 


16 


50 


10 


50 


6r 


28 


20 


00 


319 


4i 




97 


1 


55 


53 


34 


20 


00 


70 


70 


25 


00 


304 


32 


42 


7i 


20 


00 


1 


25 


80 


52 


90 


00 


1 


50 


20 


00 


2 


00 


4 


20 


12 


00 


42 


7i 


20 


CO 


14 


87 


13 


22 


50 


50 


28 


88 


24 


00 


1 


28 


40 


00 



3i 



Feb. 4, Paid selectmen's orders, 

4. 
io, 

*7> 
i7» 
i7> 

i7> 

17, Paid express and postage, 

17, Paid selectmen's orders, 
Cash on hand, 



$25 00 




3 00 




457 80 




29 46 




9 00 




70 




18 68 




9 94 




231 48 






$4454 99 




$1381 28 



FRED N. PEIRCE, Treasurer. 



REPORT OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE, 

For the Year \ 898-99* 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 
Receipts. 
Balance on hand from last year, $430 98 

Town appropriation, 500 00 

Income from Mass. school fund, 494 43 

Income from dog fund, 48 54 

Received from New Salem, tuition for Stacy 

children, 24 00 

Received from Shutesbury, tuition for El- 
mer Peirce, 6 00 
Received from Fred Abbott; tuition for Bes- 
sie Abbott, 6 00 
Received from state reimbursement by 

Chap. 382, Acts of 1896, 
Received from M. A. Peirce's account with 
the town, 

Expenditures. 

Paid teachers' salaries, 
for fuel, 

for care of fires and rooms, 
Town of Dana, tuition of Ola Whiting, 

Cash in hand of committee to close schools, 



Balance, $501 13 

Paid teachers in anticipation of state reim- 
bursement by Chap. 498, Acts of 1897, $300 00 

Received on above, 100 00 



45 


00 








1 

18 


00 


$1 


<57 2 


95 






$798 
56 
20 


00 

22 ' 
20 






t 


9 
188 


00 
40 


$1 


.071 


82 



Balance due the town from commonwealth, $200 00 

Paid town of Athol, High school tuition in 
anticipation of state reimbursement by 
Chap. 496, sec. 3, acts of 1898, $24 00 

Received on above, 8 00 



Balance due the town from commonwealth, $16 00 



33 



Town appropriation for text books and sup- 
plies, $75 oo 
Balance from last year, 16 67 



Expended, 

Balance, 

Balance on hand for repairs, 
Expended, 

Balance, 

Balance on hand for mileage, 
Expended, 





#9? 


67 




72 


21 


% 


$19 


46 


1 01 49 






40 03 


. $61 






46 


$56 50 






21 00 







Balance, 



$35 50 



ITEMS OF EXPENSE. 



FOR TEACHERS. 

Paid Hattie M. Bliss for 20 weeks, 

Margaret J. Fitzpatrick for 20 weeks, 
Fannie M. Gould for 30 weeks, 
Jennie M. Horr for 20 weeks, 
Myra E. Hanson for 18 weeks, 
Hattie N. Herrick for 10 weeks, 
W. H. Peirce for 10 weeks, 



120 00 
120 00 
195 00 
125 00 
108 00 
65 00 
65 00 



FOR TEACHERS BY CHAP. 498, ACTS 

Paid Hattie M. Bliss for 20 weeks, 

Margaret J. Fitzpatrick for 20 weeks, 
Fannie M. Gould for 30 weeks, 
Jennie M. Horr for 20 weeks, 
Myra E. Hanson for 18 weeks, 
Hattie N. Herrick for 10 weeks, 
Waldo H. Peirce for 10 weeks, 

Dae Miss Fitzpatrick for jo weeks, 
Miss Hafison for 12 weeks, 



FOR FUEL. 
Paid M. A. Peirce for 6 cords wood, 
A. P. H annum for 2 cords wood, 
W. M. Waugh for 1 1-2 cords wood, 
W. M. Waugh for sawing and housing 

1 cord, 
Moses Fogg for sawing and housing 1-2 

cord, 
Moses Fogg for sawing and housing 2 

1-2 cords, 3 12 , 



OF 


1897. 


$40 


OO 


40 


OO 


60 


OO 


40 


OO 


36 


OO 


20 


OO 


20 


OO 


$20 


OO 


24 


OO 



$798 00 



1256 00 



$44 00 



8 


00 


6 


00 


4 


50 


1 


25 




63 



34 



A. D. Reed for 2 1-2 cords wood, 
A. D. Reed for sawing and housing same, 
H. L. Berry " "3 cords, 

Harry Haskins for sawing and housing 

wood, 
Arthur Smith for sawing and housing 

2 cords wood, 
For kindling at sundry times, 



7 50 
3 12 

3 75 



50 

50 
35 



FOR CARE OF FIRES 


AND ROOMS. 


Paid for No. 1 house, 3 terms, 


$5 00 


No. 2 " 2 " 


2 75 


No. 3 " 3 " 


5 00 


No. 4 " 3 " 


5 00 


No. 5 " 2 " 


2 45 


FOR TEXT BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 


Paid J. L. Hammett Co., 


$30 77 


Silver, Burdett & Co., 


16 40 


American Book Co., 


12 88 


Werner Book Co., 


2 40 


For freight and cartage, 


2 63 


For express, 


1 35 


G. L. Hunter for supplies, 


2 22 


For 4 dippers, 


40 


For 4 wash basins, 


35 


For 3 dust pans, 


30 


For 2 dust brushes, 


20 


For 1 bottle ink, 


05 


For rubber stamp, 


80 


For postage, 


1 46 



$56 22 



$20 20 



>72 21 



FOR REPAIRS. 



Paid B.C. Abbott for painting No. 4 house, 
W. H. Peirce " No. 1 " 

Emery Dry Good Co. for curtains for 

No. 1, 
W. H. Peirce for hanging the same, 
G. C. Carter for stove for No. 4, 
For stove pipe, 
For glass and putty, 
For flag ropes, 
For 2 latches, 
For plank and boards, 
John Beecher for labor, 
H. C. Powers for cleaning stove pipe, 

" for repairing door and latch, 



$16 



12 
7 00 

2 00 

50 
10 00 

25 
44 

63 
16 
40 

15 

25 
25 



35 

Nettie Cowan for cleaning floor No. 2, 50 

W. F. Wendemuth labor at sundry times, 1 38 



FOR MILEAGE. 

Paid Silas Whitaker for 15 weeks, 
W. F. Wendemuth for 27 weeks, 


$7 
13 


50 
50 


$21 

$33 


00 


FOR TUITION. 

Paid Athol, tuition Ethel Spear, 
Dana, tuition Ola Whiting, 


$24 
9 


00 
00 




$259 
3i 


08 

48 




Total expenditures, 

BOOK ACCOUNT, 

Estimated value, Feb. 10, 1898, 
"Books purchased, 


$1,296 

$290 
100 


66 

56 
00 


Estimated loss b}^ use, 







Estimated value, Feb. 17, 1899, $190 56 



ROLL OF HONOR FOR THREE SCHOOLS, 

No. 1, 3, 4. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE THREE TERMS. 

Leroy Peirce, Ida Waugh. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE TWO TERMS. 

Alfred Haskins, Josie Haskins, George Horr, Alden Spear, 
Charlie Mitchell, Harry Waugh, Florence Waugh, Katie 
Stacy. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE ONE TERM. 

Harold Peirce, Jesse Haskins, Cora White, Flossie White, 
Carrie Horr, Cora Grover, Clara Berry, Arthur Smith, Percy 
Smith. 

Number of children between the ages of 5 and 15, 

May 1, 1898, 50 
Number of children betweed the ages of 8 and 14., 

May 1, 1898. 33 

Total enrollment during the year, 68 

Under 5 years' of age, • o 

Over 15 years of age, 4 



36 

REMARKS. 

There have been, or will have been when the present term 
closes, thirty weeks of school the past year, divided into three 
terras, at the five different houses. Notwithstanding the fact 
that there has been an unusual amount of sickness, causing 
much absence, the results have, on the whole, been very satis- 
factory, and with the exception of one or two terms, in one of 
the schools, they have been eminently successful and all close 
the year in good condition. 

There is a larger supply of wood at most of the houses than 
is usual at this season of the year. 

We have on hand now, quite a quantity of supplies of most 
kinds. Some will last through next year, while others must be 
replaced before the Fall term. 

Many of our text books are getting so badly worn out that 
they are useless, and it may be good economy to exchange 
some for other authors, thereby giving the children a change, 
and getting something for the old books. It should be remem- 
bered that some of the books have been in the schools fifteen 
years. 

We have done very little in the way of general repairs. 
Much might be done; and yet we can get along with compara- 
tively little. How T ever something should be done at No r , a 
new sill at least. All the houses would be improved, and better 
protected, by painting. Some need it badly. One or two new 
stoves are needed. 

The Legislature of 1898, changed the compulsory school 
year from 30 to 32 weeks, and the compulsory age from 8-14 to 
7-14. 

We would recommend that $600.00 be appropriated for 
schools, $100.00 for text books and supplies, $25 for mileage, 
and $40 for repairs and painting. 

For the School Committee, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, 

Supt. of Schools. 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

W. F. Wendemuth, chairman, term expires 1901. 
Mrs. Hattie V. Whipple, secretary, term expires 1900. 
W. M. Waugh, term expires 1899. 

TRUANT OFFICERS. 

Geo. L. Hunter, Bert C. Abbott. 



37 



Summary of Attendance, Etc* 















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No. 1. 
















1st term. 


15 


14.36 


13.17 


Hattie M. Bliss 


$24 


10 


3 


13 








2d term. 


15 


14.92 


14.53 


Hattie M. Blirs 


24 


10 


6 


14 








3d term. 


13 


13 . 


12.31 


Jennie M. Horr 


24 


10 


2 


10 








No. 2. 




















1st term. 


12 


12 


11.07 Margaret J. Fitzpatrick 


24 


10 


3 


10 





1 


2d term. 


14 


12.95 


11.44 


Margaret J. Fitzpatrick 


24 


10 


3 


11 





1 


3d term. 


9 


X 


X 


Margaret J. Fitzpatrick 


24 


10 


X 


X 





1 


No. 3. 






















1st term. 


14 


12 


10.76 


Fannie M. Gould 


26 


10 


2 


12 





1 


2d term. 


14 


14 


13 


Fannie M. Gould 


26 


10 


112 








3d term. 


14 


14 


11.36 


Fannie M. Gould 


26 


10 


114 





2 


No. 4. 


y 




















1st term. 


13 


12.43 


11.98 


Hattie N. Herrick 


26 


10 


811 








2d term. 


13 


11.66 


11.49 


Jennie M. Horr 


26 


10 


7 12 








3d term. 


13 


13 


12.45 


Waldo H. Peirce 


26 


10 


5 


7 








No. 5. 






















1st term. 


9 


X 


X 


Myra E. Hanson 


24 


10 


X 


X 








2d term. 


8 


X 


X 


Myra E. Hanson 


24 


8 


X X 








3d term. 


7 


X 


X 


Myra E. Hanson 


24 


12 x 


X 









x This table is necessarily incomplete, these schools not having 
finished the winter term yet. 



REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES 

of the 

Prescott Free Public Library. 



At the close of the eighth year since its formation the 
Trustees of the Prescott Free Public Library present the fol- 
lowing report. 

s Interest in the Library does not diminish as is evidenced by 
the fact that more books have been taken out the past year than 
on the previous one. The Library contains many of the best 
historical and biographical works and books of travel and ad- 
venture in many lands, and its free use may be made the source 
of much information to the people. 

The Public Library stands next to the public schools as a 
means of educating the people and is used by old and young 
alike. In view of this fact we would recommend that in addi- 
tion to an annual appropriation, the dog fund be appropriated 
alternately to the Library and the schools. 

We are very much disappointed not to be able to report the 
new books for the year and print a list herewith. A check for 
$25 was sent to Miss Sohier of the State Library Commission 
Jan. 21, with which to purchase books for our Library, and she 
expected to make the purchase before the close of the month, 
but for some unexplained reason they have not reached us. 
Perhaps they will yet arrive before this report is in the hands of 
the people. 

With the §31.25 reported last year as in Miss Sohier's 
hands, 70 volumes were purchased and a catalogue supplement 
issued and distributed by the Trustees. 

The commonwealth has donated eight volumes. One of these 
is the "History of Plymouth Plantation" compiled from the 
original manuscript, which was known as the "Bradford Manu- 
script," and was prepared by Governor Bradford, one of the 
first governors of Plymouth Colony. For a long time this rec- 
ord was lost sight of but finally came to light, and through the 
efforts of Senator Hoar and Ambassador Bayard it was finally 
presented to this commonwealth and by it published in its pres- 
ent form. This book is intensely interesting reading for anyone 
who is interested in the early histor5 T of our country and es- 
pecially of this commonwealth. 



39 

Another is "The Centennial of the Bulfineh State House," 
at present known as the Bulfineh Front and by far the smaller 
portion of the present State house edifice. 

Another is Ford's "History of the Fifteenth Massachusetts 
Infantry in the Civil War." The rest are public documents 
and reports. 

One volume was donated by the W. C. T. U. entitled "Ten 
No-License Years in Cambridge." 

The total number of books taken out of Library during the 
year was 1074. The total number of bound volumes now in the 
Library is about 1140. Henry L. Berry has been engaged to 
serve as librarian another year. The trustees whose term of 
service expires March, 1899, are F. N. Peirce and W. F. Wen- 
demuth. 



STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES, 



RECEIPTS 



Balance on hand from last year, 

Town appropriation, 

Sale of catalogues and fines, 



EXPENDITURES, 



$16 


34 


25 


00 




70 


$ I 


69 


10 


00 




40 


25 


00 



.2 04 



Printing catalogue supplement, 
Librarian's salary, 
Express, postage and supplies, 
Cash in hands of purchasing agent, 

$37 °9 
Balance on hand, $4 95 

For the Trustees, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. 
Prescott, Feb. 20, 1899. 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 



To the Inhabitants of Prescott: 

The examination and comparison of the books and vouchers 
of the Tax Collectors for the years 1897 and 1898, Town Treas- 
urer and the different boards of town officers of Prescott for the 
year 1898, having been made on the 1st and 17th days of Feb- 
ruary, 1899, show the following results: — 

George L. Hunter, Tax Collector, 1897. 

Balance due on assessment 1897, at time 

of settlement, Feb. 12, 1898, $1,054 97 

Interest on same, 28 43 

$1,083 40 



Collected on assessment and paid to the 

Treasurer before Feb. 1, 1899, $1,054 97 

Interest on same, 35 76 

— $1,090 73 

The Treasurer reports the tax for 1897 all collected and ac- 
count closed. 

Bert C. Abbott, Collector of Taxes, 1898. 

Amount of assessment for 1898, $2,233 57 

Collected and paid in to Treasurer before 

Feb. 1, 1899, on assessment, $2,004 87 

Interest, 23 60 

$2,028 47 



Due on assessment Feb. 1, T899, $228 70 

Due on interest Feb. 1, 1899, 5 79 



>234 49 



TRUSTEES OF PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



Receipts, including balance on hand, $42 04 

Expenditures, 37 09 

Balance on hand Feb. 1, 1899, $4 95 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

W. F. Wendemuth, Superintendent. 

Town appropriation for 1899, $500 00 

Received from the Treasurer during the year, $1,485 06 

Expended for all purposes to Feb. 17, 1899, 1,296 66 

Cash on hand to pay bills for schools not closed, $188 40 



4i 



ROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



Town appropriation, $700 00 

Receipts from Treasurer, $753 86 

Expenditures to Feb. 17, 1899, 753 86 

OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 

No special appropriation was made for the support of pau- 
pers, bills for that purpose being paid from money appropriated 
to pay town charges. 

The books show that there has been expended up to Feb. 
17, 1899, the sum of $427 08 

TRUSTEES OF THE WRIGHT FUND. 

The town has on deposit in a Savings Bank the sum of one 
thousand dollars, the income of which is to be used annually in 
aiding certain classes of persons mentioned in a clause of the 
will of the donor. This income is to be apportioned by the Trus- 
tees. The annual income has been $40.40 for the past few 
years. No report is ever printed with other reports of town 
officers, but I think it should be and I think it would be wise 
for the Trustees to make early distribution of the money so that 
the account may be audited and printed. 

SELECTMEN . 

The books and vouchers of the Selectmen were examined 
and compared with those of the Treasurer on Feb, 17, 1899. 
The sum total of general orders, approved bills and miscellane- 
ous items was found to agree exactly with that of the expendi- 
tures of the Treasurer. These items, bills, and orders will ap- 
pear in the report of the Treasurer. 

The Selectmen gave orders on Treasurer 

amounting to $2,767 30 

Approved bills, 2,687 69 



,454 99 



TOWN TREASURER. 



The books and vouchers of the Treasurer were compared 
with those of the several boards of officers on the 17th day of 
Feb, 1899, and the following results were found: 
Receipts from all sources, including bal- 
ance on hand Feb. 14, 1898, of 
$760 91, as per books, $5,799 5 6 

Expenditures as per books, 4,454 99 

Balance as per books, — $1,344 57 

I find, however, that there is an actual cash balance in the 
Treasurer's hands, including bank deposits of $1,381 28, which 
sum may be increased $20 00 by a comparison of the Treasur- 



42 

er's deposit book with those of the bank, as there seems to be a 
difference of that amount in favor of the Treasurer in the de- 
posit book as shown b}^ the account entered on deposit book by 
the bank officer. I find that there is a note due the Orange 
Savings Bank oi $700 00, borrowed in anticipation of revenue. 
The town has by accepting the sum for the care of one burial 
lot established a precedent and other similar bequests may fol- 
low. It seems to me best that an account should be opened and 
report printed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH M. HARRINGTON, Auditor. 
Prescott, Feb. 18, 1899. 



VALUATION and TAXES 



—AND— 



OFFICIAL REPORTS 



—OF THE- 



TOWN OF PRESCOTT, 



-FOR— 



-Ai l l900-01.5>^ 



ATHOL, MASS., 

Printed by the Athol Transcript Co., 20 to 26 Exchange St. 

1901. 



VALHATI0N JIND TyqXGS 

—OF THE— 

TOWN OF PRESeOTT. 

HAY ist 1900. 

_ 

NAMES AND VALUATION & Tax 

Abbott, Milo W. 1 

horse 40, cow 25, house 450, barn 75, shed 25, home place 

65a 800 - - - - - - - 22 48 

Abbott, Harry W ------ 1 

yearling 25 ----- - 2 19 

Abbott, Bert C. 1 

horse 50, cow 40, yearling 20, house 125, barn 75, home 

place 30a 250 - - - - - - 10 00 

Abbott, Charles J. - - - - - 1 

horse 25, 2 cows 40, house 400, barn 150, home place 80a 
1000, Egypt lot 10a 75 - - . - - 26 50 

Aiken. John F. - - - -- - -1 

3 horses 150, 19 cows 665, two-year-old 20, 5 fowls 2, house 
350, barn 275, horse barn 75, home place 66a 1250, Berry lot 

125, Sprout lot 8a 175 - - - - - 46 89 

Aiken, James M. - - - - - - -1 

2 horses 125, 11 cows 300, two-year-old 20, 2 yearlings 30, 
40 fowls 16, house 450, barn 200, horse barn 100, home 

place 78a 1000 ------ 34 53 

Aiken, Mabel [estate] ------ 

land 55a 275 ----- - 4 02 

Aiken, Frank -_..__ \ 

horse 35- - - - - - - 2 33 

Andrews, Fred N. [estate] - 

house 250, barn 75, home place la 50 - - - 5 48 

Ashton, Geo. A. ? - - 1 

23 fowls 9 -.-___ 195 

Amsden, Charles - - - - - -11 82 

Allen, Roswell H. ----- - l 

4 oxen 175, horse 35, 9 cows 250, 5 two year-olds 140, 9 year- 
lings 135, 7 sheep 21, house 700, barn 400, store house 75, 
shed 50, carriage house 100, home place 102a 3000. Piper 
lot 7a 75, Cleveland lot 25a 300, Blackmer lot 8a 15, Hyde 

lot 7a 50 - - - , - - - - 82 43 

Allen, Geo. F. __--__ 1 

3 horses 150, 9 cows 315, 3 two-year-olds 58, yearling 10, 20 
sheep 60, 16 fowls 6, 2 swine 25, house 350, barn 275, 

shed 50, home place 120a 1550 - - - - 43 42 

Anderson, W. S. - - - - - - 1 1 82 



NAMKS AND VALUATION 2- Tax 

B 
Barnes, James D. - - - - - -1 

2 oxen 160, horse 35, 10 cows 295, 3 yearlings 30, 20 fowls 
8, house 100, barn 350, home place 83a 1100, Woods lot 10a 

125 ---_.._ 33 99 

Barnes, Herbert - - - - - - -11 82 

Barnes, Allie ..__-- i 

horse 40 ------ - 2 40 

Barrows, Hiram H. - - - - - - 1 

horse 40, 4 cows 130, yearling 15, house 150, barn 75, home 

place 54a 400 ...... 13 65 

Berry, John ------- 1 

cow 25, house 200, barn 200, shed 50, cider mill 50, home 

place 51a 250, Stockwell lot 23a 150, old place 85a 400 19 35 

Berry, Henry L. ------ i 

two-year-old 20, 10 fowls 4 - - • - 2 17 

Berry, Charles W. - - - - - -1 

3 horses 150, 8 cows 235, yearling 1 15, 20 fowls 8, 2 swine 20, 
house 200, 2 barns 350, shed 25, home place 95a 1000 - 31 07 

Brown, Lillie L. F. - 

house 250, barn 175, shed 25, home place 70a 400 - 12 41 

Brown, Arthur ...... i 

horse 10, cow 20- - - - - - 2 26 

Brown, James ------ i 

3 horses 250, 10 cows 250, 4 two-year-olds 60, house 175, 

barn 400, home place 105a 1575, Cutler lot 15a 125 - 43 22 

Brown, Marshall F. ----- - 1 

4 horses 100, 2 cows 70, 2 yearlings 28, 6 fowls 3, steam 
mill 800, house 300, barn 100, saw mill 50, Powers barn 100. 
home place 52a 200, Stone lot 18a 125, Vaughn lot 23a 100, 
Little lot 50a 100. K. R. lot 6a 50, Gibbs lot 2£a 10, Grev 

lot 30a 125, Powers place 170a 300 - - - 39 21 

Brown and Simans ------ 

land 12a 200 

Blinn, Homer ------- 

Bigelow, Lawson ...... 

Barber, R. H. 

c 

Colnson, John ...--- i 

horse 40, house 250, barn 150, home place 8a 125, King lot 
12a 50 .... - - 10 80 

Clark, Rodolphus C - - - - - - 1 

horse 25, Smith lot 7a 25, Egvpt lot 10a 15 - - 2 77 

Clark, Mrs. LP.-- ... 

2 horses 75, 2 colts 75, 3 cows 85, house 700, bain 400, shed 

50, home place 130a 1700, Webber lot 6a 50 - - 45 77 

Clark, Walter A. 1 

2 horses 60, house 350, barn 100, shed 50, horse barn 50, 

home place 43a 600 19 49 

Cowan, John F. - - - - - 1 

3 horses 175, 11 cows 355, 3 two-vear-olds 75, 2 barns 250, 

home place 70a 800 - - - - - 25 98 

Crossett, Mrs. L. ----- - 

house and store 700, barn 100 - - - - 11 68 

Currier, Frank J.- - - - - - 1 





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82 


1 


1 


82 


1 


1 


82 



NAMKS AND VALUATION ® Tax 

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horse 50, 5 cows 140, yearling 13, 2 swine 25, 12 fowls 5, 

hen house 30, Johnson 'lot 18a 50, Haskins lot 20a 200 9 31 

Cadrett, Andrew _-_-__ i 

horse 12, house 150, barn 50, shop 25, home place 48a 125, 
Downing lot 6a 35 - - - - 7 62 

Chase, A. H. - - - - - 1 

horse 40, cow 25, house 125, barn 50, home place 57a 150 7 52 

.3D 

Davis, Samuel [estate] - 

house 400, barn 275, Holden house 100, Holden barn 25, 

home place 104a 1600, Holden land 4a 75 - - 36 14 

Dickey, fm. - - - - - - 1 1 82 

Dickey, Mrs. Wm. -__.__ 

horse 40, 2 two-year-olds 75, 2 yearlings 25, house 150, barn 
75, home place 50a 200 - - " - - - 8 25 

Drury, Henry - - - - - - 11 82 

Field, Frank J. - - - - - - l 

house 175, 2 barns 125, home place 45a 575 - - 14 60 

Fisher, Erwin M. 

house 25, barn 50, home place 54a 325 - 5 84 

Fulton, Robert - - - - - - 1 1 82 

Fogg, M. B. - - - - - - - i 

two-year- old 25, yearling 15 - - - - 2 40 

Or 
Garlick, Samuel A.- - - - - - 11 82 

Grey, Chester H. - - - - - - 1 

house 275, barn 100, home place 55a 575 - - 15 69 

Grover, Henry N. - - - - - - 1 

3 horses 125, cow 30, 2 swine 25 4 45 

Gross, Erastus F. ---___ i 

house 200, barn 200, 2 sheds 50, home place 110a 800 18 25 

Gross, Austin B. ______ i 

2 horses 100, 9 cows 230, 3 yearlings 30, 2 swine 15 7 30 
Grout, Mrs Alb rt - - 

house 225, barn 175, shed 25, home place 75a 800 - 17 89 

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Hamilton, Joseph N. - - - - - -1 

horse 30, cow 25, 3 two-year-olds 50, yearling 10, 2 sheep 

6, house 50, barn 200, home place 79a 800, Sprout lot 9a 75 20 01 

H annum, Park [estate] - 

house 100, barn 125, corn barn 40, home place 62a 800, 

Shaw lot 20a 250, [widow exempt 438] - - - 12 81 

Hannum, Austin P. - 1 

3 horses 175, 8 cows 280, two-year-old 25, 3 yearlings 45, 

swine 8-- _.,_,__ 9 60 

Hannum, Charles E. - - - - . 11 82 

Hoyt, Webster - - . . - _ - 1 1 82 

Harrington, Joseph M. 1 

barn 25, Oakes lot 80a 1200 - - - 19 71 

Harrington, Mrs. Joseph - 

house 100, barn 75, old place 4a 75, Oakes lot 3a 150 5 84 

Haskms, Criton G. ------ 1 

horse 25, house 150, barn 50, Upton house 50, barn 25, 



NAMES AND VALUATION 2. Tax 

home place 2a 50, Upton place 8a 125 - - - 8 76 

Haskins, Harry F. 1 1 82 

Horr, Elbridge P. 1 

horse 50, house 100, barn 50, home place 50a 200, Mitchell 

lot 7a 75 8 76 

Horr, Reuben N. ----- - 1 

horse 60, cow 35, house 300, barn 150, home place 10a 300, 
pasture lot 9a 50, Pierce lot 15a 150 - - - 17 07 

Horr, Caroline ___-_. 

old place 60a 750 10 95 

Haskins estate and Johnson - 

house 100, barn 100, home place 57a 600 - - - 11 68 

Hunter, Geo. L. ------ 1 

2 horses 75, 2 colts 125, 4 cows 125, two-year-old 25, 3 
yearlings 50, 20 fowls 8, house 175, barn 125, shop 50, 
horse barn 50, home place 12a 800 - - - 25 30 

Hunter, Mrs. Geo. L. - 

stock in trade 1000, store building 150 - - 16 79 

Haskins, Henry M. . - - - - - -1 

5 horses 250, 6 cows 215, 3 two-year-olds 50, 5 yearlings 63, 
house 500, barn and shed 75, cider mill 50, home place 

70a 600 

Hamilton, John L.- 
Hamilton, John -._._- 

horse 25 - 
Haskins, Charles E. 

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Johnson, Ansel [estate] 

house 150, barn 75, home place 123a 800 - 
Johnson, Andrew - . - 

8 horses 250, cow 25, yearling 15, 2 swine 15, land 17a 200 
Johnson, Henry A. ----- - 

2 horses 150 ------ 

Johnson, Lyman S. ------ - 

8 cows 225, yearling 15, 3 swine 18, 10 fowls 4, house 275, 

barn 100, home place 79a 1500, Abbott lot 74a 300 
Johnson, William H. - 1 

horse 50, 8 cows 200, house 350, barn 300. home place 76a 

1400 ------- 35 40 

Johnson, Margaret ------ 

house 350, barn 100, home place 3a 150 - 8 76 

I* 

Lincoln, Fred W. 1 

horse 40, 5 cows 125, 85 fowls 35, house 375, barn 400, hen 

house 50, home place 223a 800 - - - - 28 47 

Lemon, A. J. 

Snyder house 250, barn 100, Snyder place 25a 250 - 8 76 

Lawless, Lucius ------ l 

horse 60, cow 25, two-year-old 20 - - - 3 35 

Lawless. Mrs. Dayid B. - - - - - 

house 200, barn 75, home place 46a 500 [exempt 500] 4 02 

Miller, Wm. O. I 1 82 





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2 92 


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17 52 
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Moore, Myron A. - - - 

Morse, C. F. 

Magrath, Geo. T. ------ 

Magrath, Mrs. Geo. T. 

2 horses 10, 6 cows 190, 2 yearlings 25, 2 swine 12, house 

575, barn 300, creamery 25, home place 78a 1900 - 44 34 

Matthews, Mrs. Mary - 

2 horses 60, 2 cows 60, house 200, barn 125, shed 25, Small 

house 100, home place 87a 850 - - - - 20 73 

Mitchell, Edwin P. ----- - 1 

steam mill 600 10 58 

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Pierce, Linus ._---_ 1 

horse 65 . 2 77 

Paige, Christopher W. 1 

2 oxen 140, 2 horses 70, 7 cows 190, 4 two-year-olds 90, 

house 350, barn 250, home place 104a 2250 
Paige, John C. ----'-- 

Pierce, Fred N. .---_. 

horse 15, 2 cows 60 
Pierce, Mrs. H. E. 

house 225, barn 100, home place 62a 400 [exempt 500] 
Pierce, Frederick E. - 

2 horses 65, 2 cows 70, yearling 20, 2 swine 20, house 250, 
barn 125, shed 25, home place 74a 500 - 

Pierce, J. Foster ------ 

Pierce, Waldo H. _---._ 

horse 75, cow 25, house 350, barn 100, home place l-2a 25, 

Pierce lot 28a 150, Berry lot 12a 75 - - - 13 50 

Pierce, Daniel T.- - - - -- 1 

horse 50, 2 cows 60, house 200, barn 100, Freeman house 75, 

home place 70a 400, Freeman lot 4a 30, Fish lot 10a 50 15 91 

Pierce, Carl M. - -- - - - 1 

horse 50- - - - - - - 2 55 

Powers, Herman C. -.--.-- 1 

horse 75------- 2 92 

Powers, Bert L. - - - - - 1 

horse 40, cow 25. - - - - - - 2 77 

Powers, Minor E. - - - 1 

horse 75, cow 30, 25 fowls 10 - - - - 3 50 

Prouty, Chester W.- - - - - - 11 82 

Pierce, Mrs. David F. - 

house 200, barn 75, home place 10a. 150, Berry lot 15a. 150 8.40 
Pierce, Appleton [estate] - 

house 550, barn 100, saw-mill 100, home place 45a 500, Henry 

lot 24a. 300 - - - - - - 22 63 

Pierce, Ellis F. ----- - 1 

horse 50, 1 two-year-old 25, 2 yearlings 30 - - 3 35 

Reed, Alden D. ----- - 1 

3 horses 200, 14 cows 450, 6 two-year-olds 150, 3 yearlings 
40, 4 swine 45, house 550, barn 350, shed 25, home place 115a. 

r 2250 - - 60 37 

Reed, Mrs. A. D. - - - 

land 7a. 50 - - - - - - - 73 



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NAMES AND VALUATION ~ Tax 

Russell, Mrs. Abigail - 

house 450, barn 100, shed 25, home place 32a. 400, 
[exempt 500] ---... $ 94 

Reed, Harry A. - « - - - - - 1 1 82 

Rellay, Geo. E. ----- - 1 

horse 100, 2 cows 70, yearling 13, 20 fowls 8, house 300, 

barn 100, shed 25, home place 40a. 450 - 17 38 

S 
Smith, Justin L. - -■ 1 

2 horses 175, 5 cows 175, 3 yearlings 45, swine 8 - 7 70 

Stone, Leon L. ------ l 

horse 25, cow 30 - - - - - 2 62 

Stone, Mrs. Lucy ------ 

house 175, barn 100, shed 25, home place 52a. 550, 
[exempt 500] - - - - - - 5 11 

Shaw, Joseph N. ------ 1 

2 horses 100, colt 60, 2 cows 55, swine 6, 2 houses 375, barn 

100, horse barn 75, shop 150, home place 70a. 800 - 26 94 

Smith. Lemuel ------ 

house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 89a. 950 - 20 08 

Shaw, Howard I. ------ 1 

horse 50, cow 35, house 250, barn 150, shed 50, home place 

75a. 550, Fish lot 10a. 100 - - - - - 19 12 

Shaw, Henry C. ----- - 1 

stock in trade 250, horse 30, house and store 275, barn 50, 

home place 3a. 100 12 12 

Shaw, Geo. W. - - - - - - - 1 

3 horses 200, 4 cows 100, 2 yearlings 20, swine 10, house 350, 

barn 100, home place 60a. 1000 - - - - 27 81 

Shaw, Carl S. ------- 1 

horse 25 ------ - 2 19 

Shattuck, Charles W. ----- 1 

2 horses 125, colt 50, 5 cows 125, 1 two year-old 10, 5 year- 
lings 75, swine 15, house 200, barn 150, shed 25, home place 
100a. 900 - - - - - - - 26 28 

Stacy, Geo. L. ------ 1 1 82 

Smith, Jennie A. ------ 

house 150, barn 125, home place 67a. 500 - - 11 32 

T 

Thayer, Mrs. Addison - 

house 225, barn 100, Snyder barn 25, home place 89a. 800, 
Snyder lot 30a. 200, Vaughn lot 25a. 75 - - 20 81 

Thayer, Ellis A. 1 

2 horses 100, 5 cows 175, yearling 15 - - - 6 05 

Thresher, Fred N. - - - - - - 1 

2 horses 75, 4 cows 100, 2 two-year-olds 50, yearling 13, 15 

fowls 6, swine 10 ----- 5 53 

Thresher, Samuel ------ 1 

house 300, barn 100, old house 25, barn 50, home place 16a. 
200, old place 43a. 575, Abbott lot 30a. 125, Tourtellott lot 
20a. 100 - - - - - - - 23 36 

'1 brasher, William - - - - - - - 1 

horse 30, cow 25 - - - - - - 2 62 

: .urtellott, William M. 1 1 82 



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NAMES AND VALUATION 2. Tax 

Tourtellott, Willie M. - - - - 1 1 82 

Titus, Elsie C. ------ 

house 300, barn 100, shop 50, home place 8a. 125, Aldrich lot 

5o. 50, [exempt 500] ..... 1 83 

XJ 

Upton, Geo. H. ------ 1 

horse 20, cow 25, swine 8 - - - - - 2 59 

Upton, Henry S. - - - - - 1 

horse 25,' cow 25, 10 fowls 4, house 150, barn 75, hen-house 
25, home place 50a. 250 - - - - - 9 91 

Upton, Willard S. ...... i 

horse 25, 2 cows 50, 2 yearlings 30, house 150, barn 100, 

home place 59a. 400 - - - - - 12 84 

Upton, Leighton A. - - - - - - 11 82 

Vaughan, Erving D.- - - - - -1 

horse 65, 2 cows 55, yearling 13, house 400, barn 250, house 

No. 2 225, home place 70a. 600 - - - 25 30 

Vaughn, Walter S. - - - - - - 1 

horse 50, cow 35, house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100 - 7 44 

Vaughn, Mrs. Joseph P. - 

2 horses 175, 3 cows 100, 30 fowls 12, house 500, barn 125, 

hen house 75, home place 81a. 700 - - - 24 63 

Vaughn, Marcus E. ------1 

horse 25, 10 fowls 4 ..... 225 

Vaughn, Mrs. Ida ...... 

house, 100, barn 50, home place 9a. 100, Vaughn lot 26a. 100 5 11 

Vaughn, ClorindaG. -------- 

land 46a. 350 ----- - 511 

Wood, John ------- i 

horse 25, cow 40, yearling 13, swine 10 - -■- 3 11 

Wood, Elizabeth [heirs] - 

house 325, barn 150, hen house 25, home place 55a. 300 11 68 

Waugh, Walter M. ...... l 

2 horses 130, 17 cows 595, 1 two-year-old 18, 6 yearlings 90, 
30 fowls 12, 2 swine 25, house 500, barn 200, Smith house 
125, Smith barn 125, Smith shed 25, home place 64a. 900, 
Cogswell lot 60a. 250, Smith place 88a. 550 - - 53 58 

Wendemuth, Wm. F. - - - - - 1 

horse 35, 4 cows 100, yearling 12, 25 fowls 10, 2 swine 12, 
house 175, barn 125, home place 73a. 400 - - - 14 51 

White, Josiah E. - - - - - 1 

2 horses 50, 13 cows 420, 2 two-vear-olds 35, 4 yearliugs 50 9 92 

Whitaker, Silas ------ i 

horse 65, cow 30, yearling 12, 50 fowls 20, house 150, barn 

100, hen house 25, home place 70a. 250 - - 11 34 

Wood, Oliver L. [estate] .... 

house 200, barn 500, hen house 40, shed 25, home place 105a. 
900, out lot 35a. 225 - 27 59 

Whitaker, Mrs. Nelson ..... 

Titus lot 30a. 350 - - - - - - 5 11 

Whipple, Warren M. - 1 



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NAMES AND VALUATION T » x 

stock in trade 1000, horse 65, house and store 750, barn 150, 

home place 10a. 60 31 39 

White, Ellis 

barn 100, Newell place 118a. 670 [exempt 500] - 3 94 

White, Mrs. Ellis 

house 150, barn 100, home place 50a. 500 [exempt 500] 3 65 



]\ on-Residents, 



NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 

PETERSHAM. 

Goddard and Williams ______ 

King lot 44a. 1000 - - - - - - 14 60 

ATHOL. 

Arnot, John -------- 

land 18a. 50 ------ 73 

Hamilton, Geo. _._-_.. 

house 175, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3a. 75 - 4 38 

GREENWICH. 

Clark, Naomi E. ------- 

land 64a. 550 - - - - - - 8 03 

Powers, Frank C. - - 

land 30a. 300 ..---_ 4 38 

Manly, William -.---._ 

Jand 20a. 175 ------ 2 56 

Thrasher, Joseph ------- 

land 30a. 150, Freeman land 6a. 20 - 2 48 

Cutler, Smith - - - 

land 54a. 450 ...... 6 57 

Powers, Chandler ------- 

land 10a. 100 ------ 1 46 

Wheeler, John A. - 

land 7a. 50 - - - - - - - 73 

Frye, W. P. [estate] ...... 

land 6a. 50 - - - - - - - 73 

Vaugn, Martin F. ------- 

land la. 15 - - - - - - - 22 

Root, Albert -------- 

land 6a. 35 - - - , - - - 51 

Hodgkins, Henry B. ...... 

land 10a. 250 - - - - - 3 65 

Powers, Charles A. - 

land 50a. 100 - - - - - - - l 46 

Joseph, Slowic - - - - 

land 65a. 225 ...... 3 29 

Harrington, Clinton P. ----- 

Pine hill lot 35a. 300, Arnott lot 18a. 150, Whitcomb mill lot 

2a. 25, Ciswell lot, 77a. 100, Baker place 2a. 100, Derby lot 

40a. 600, C. N. Powers lot 4a. 125, Brown lot 22a. 750, 

Woods lot 20a. 300, Little lot 88a. 800 - - - 47 45 

Harrington and Fay --.... 

Hon* lot 60a. 125, Paige lot 120a. 2000, Merritt Horr lot 

45a. 75 ...--.. 32 12 

Harrington and Vaughn - - - ' - 

Pierce lot 20a. 200 - - - - - - 2 92 

Powers, Caroline [heirs] 

house 150, barn 50, home place 58a. 500 10 22 



12 
NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 

Root, Amelia __-_-__ 

land 22a. 200 2 92 

Warner, Geo C. ' - 

land 25a. 100 - 1 46 

Powers, John _______ 

land 3a, 25 - - - - - - 37 

Kelly, Eugene -' 

land 100a. 450 ______ 6 57 

ENFIELD. 

Walker, Joseph _-_-___ 

barn 50, home place 90a. 450 - - - - 7 30 

Newbry, Susan ------- 

land 11a. 150 2 19 

Gillett, D. B. 

land 40a. 100 1 46 

Downing, Edward B. ----- - 

Brigham lot 33a. 150, Pierce and Ellis lot 32a. 125, Horr lot 

8a. 40, land 5a. 25 - - - - - - 4 96 

Flint, J. W. 

Stetson lot 150a. 300, Cowan lots 60a. 700 - - - 14 60 

Wood and Ward, ___.-_ 

Hemingway lot 35a. 100, Nutting lot 30a. 100 - - 2 92 

Garlick, Geo. A. ______ 

house 125. barn 100, shed 25, home place 130a. 750, Downing 

lot 40a. 200 - - - - - - - 17 52 

PELHAM. 

Pitman, John [estate] - 

land 8a. 50 - - - - - - - 73 

Wilson, Geo. H. ------- 

land 18a. 100 - - - - • - - 1 46 

Horr Harrison ------- 

land 30a 50 73 

Shores, David _______ 

Hunt lot 15a. 50, Abbott lot 70a. 500, Conkev lot 64a. 550, 

Crossett lot 6a. luO, Johnson lot 12a. 100 - - - 18 98 

Van stone, John ------- 

saw-mill 500 - - - - - 7 30 

Cook, Theodore L. 

land 10a. 50 73 

SPRINGFIELD. 

Sanderson, Wilson E. - - 

Haskell lot 35a. 350 5 11 

Powers, Elmer ------- 

house 200, barn 100, home place 25a. 450, Jennings lot 

15a. 100 12 41 

ORANGE. 

Barrows, Harrison [estate] - 

barn 200, home place 18oa. 600 11 68 

Pierce, Lutnan P. ------ 

land 153a. 2000 29 20 

AMHERST. 

Paige, Theodore L. .----- 

land 15a. 100 - - - - - - - 1 46 



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92 


2 


19 


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92 




80 


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10 


21 


69 




88 


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NEW SALEM 

Putnam, Willard ___--_ 

land 66a. 800, Kemp lot 30a. 500, Ashley lot 30a. 250 
Lincoln, Frank W. ------ 

Dunn lot 26a. 200 - 

Stacy, Joseph A. - 

Bigelow lot 36a. 150 ------ 

Hamilton, David ------- 

land 14a. 200 

Freeman, Edward A.- 
Pierce lot 6a. 55 - 
Powers, Mrs. D. E. 

land 25a. 75 - . - 
Hunt, John ---.--'-. 

5 horses 350, 9 cows 220, 2 two-year-olds 35, 2 yearlings 20, 

4 swine 35, 2 barns 273, home place 29a. 275, Hunt lot 20a. 

250, Town lot 2a. 25 - 
Holden, Joseph - - - - 

Osburn lot 10a. 60 
Cummings, Byron S. ----- - 

House 75, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 35a- 150 

BARRE. 

Rogers, C E. 

land 14a. 100 - - - - - - 1 46 

SHUTESBURY. 

Berry, Geo. A. ------- 

Pierce meadow 18a. 175- - - - - 2 56 

Moore, E. M. - - - - 

house 200, barn 100, Milldam lot 7a. 50, Moore lot 8a. 50, 

home place la. 25, - - - - - - 6 21 

Heminway, William H. ----- - 

School lot 25a. 1500 - - - - - - 2190 

Pierce, Myron A. ------- 

Flint and Gillett lot 65a. 300, Pierce lot 20a. 300 - - 8 76 

PATTERSON, N. J. 

Carlson, Mrs. C. F. - - - - - - 

house 250, barn 50, home place 44a. 200 - - - 7 30 

LEVERETT. 

Fitts, Rufus -------- 

land 15a. 80 - - - - - - - 1 17 

NO. DANA. 

Powers, Orin J. ------- 

land 150a. 600 - - - - - - 8 76 

Crawford and Tyler - - - - - - 

Morgan lot 75a. 350 - - - - - - 5 11 

Tyler, E. P. 

land 54a. 100, Humes lot 27a. 270 - - - - 5 40 

Lincoln, Wm. B. ------- 

land 100a. 1800 - - - - - - 26 28 

Doubleday, Lewis - - - - - - 

land 8a. 50 - - - - - - 73 

Lindsey, F. H. - - - - 

land 40a. 200 ------ 2 92 



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14 




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61 


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46 


4 


23 


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NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 

Recor, Joseph ------- 

land 45a. 125 ------ 

Duubleday, Lucius ----- 

land 28a. 250 ------ 

Recor and Caiy - ----- 

land 30a. 100 
Lincoln, Geo. W. - - 

land 70a. 900 ------ 

Brown, J. S. [estate] ------ 

land 4a. 25 
Hitchcock and Davis ------ 

machinery 600, house 600, barn 100, small house 50, mill 

2000, boiler house 50, boiler,engine and brick work 650, land 

32a. 150 ------ - 

Wood, James F. ----*-- — 

shop 50, 2 small houses 50 - 
Wood and Lincoln ------- 

Lindsey place 95a 250, Mountain lot 8a. 40 
Berry, Munroe W. - 

house 225, barn 75, home place 106a. 500 - 

WARE. 

Blair, Mrs. Francis ------- 

land 15a. 50 ------ 73 

HARD WICK. 

Paige, George D. ------- 

land 60a. 200 2 92 

MILLERS FALLS. 

Bartlett, Eunice ------- 

land 10a. 60 88 

BOSTON. 

Drinkwater, Charlotte ------ 

land 20a. 200 - 2 92 

WINCHENDON. 

Young, Charles C. - 

house 175, barn 100, shed 25, home place 27a. 350 - 9 49 

PLYMOUTH, N. H. 

Spear, Seavea ------- 

house 100, barn 100, home place 68a. 400 - - 8 76 

EAST BROOKFIELD. 

Howe, Julia -------- 

house 100, shed 25, home place 89a. 700 - - - 12 05 

HARTFORD, CT. 

Stacy, Ina B. ------- 

house 225, barn 100, home place 69a. 600 - - - 13 51 

NEW HAVEN, CT 

Moeller, Constand A. 

house 200, barn 250, home place 125a. 1550 - - 29 20 



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LIST OF PERSONS EXEMPT FROM TAXATION MAY 1, 1900. 

Russell, Mrs. Abigail ------ 

real estate ------- 500 

Cong. Church Society ------ 

church 600, house 700, barn 200, land 11a. 500 - - 2000 

Moore, Asa -------- 

house 200, barn 100, mill 100, home place 6a. 100 - 500 

Titus, Mrs. Elsie ------- 

real estate - - - - - - - 500 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. ----- - 

real estate ------- 500 

Stone, Mrs Lucy - - - - 

real estate ------- 500 

Witherell, Willard A. 

house 200, hen house 25, home place 5a, 25 250 

White, Ellis 

real estate ------- 500 

White, Mrs. Ellis ------- 

real estate ------- 500 

Wheelock, Mrs. Dexter ------ 

house 100, barn 50, home place 7a. 75 - - - 225 

Pierce, Mrs. H.E. - 

real estate -------- 500 

Gilbert, Charlotte F. ------ 

house 400, barn 25, home place la. 50 - - - 475 

Haskins, Mrs. Mason ------- 

house 150, barn 50, home place 7a. 10& - 300 

Hannum, Mrs. Park ------ 

real estate ------- 438 

Paige, Mrs. Edwin J. ----- - 

house 175, barn 25, home place la. 50, Hunter lot 5a. 100 350 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Number of residents assessed on property - - 119 
Number of non-residents assessed on property - 76 

Number of persons assessed on property - - 203 

Number of persons assessed for poll tax only - 27 

Total number of persons assessed - 230 

Number of polls - 110 

Tax on each poll $182 

Value of assessed personal estate -. $22,691 00 

Value of real estate excluding land 44,116 00 

Value of real estate excluding buildings - 97,416 00 

Total valuation May 1st, 1900 164,223 00 



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TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES 
INCLUDING OVERLAYINGS. 

On personal estate 330 56 

On real estate .- - 2074 15 

On polls -------- 220 00 ' 

Total --*----- 2604 91 

Rate of total tax per $1000 14 60 

Number of horses assessed ------ 127 

cows 282 

sheep 29 

neat cattle other than cows - - 136 

swine ------ 38 

dwelling houses - 103 

acres of land - - - 10943 

fowls 483 

Value of fowls $194 00 

WALTER M. WAUGH,) Assessors 
SILAS WHITAKER, S of 
HENRY M. HASKINS,)Prescott. 



REPORT of the SELECTMEN 

For the Year 1900=1901. 



To the Citizens of Prescott : 

The Selectmen present the following" report : 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS. 
fm. Pratt, 
John D. Stone, 
Geo. H. Upton, 
Marcus E. Vaughn, 
Willard A. Wetherall, 
Maria E. Wetherall, 
Elsie Titus, 



$12 00 


54 00 


48 00 


48 00 


48 00 


48 00 


44 00 


$50 00 


10 75 


1 50 


1 50 


5 00 


3 00 


30 00 


2 00 



$302 00 



TOWN OFFICERS. 
Paid W. F. Wendemuth, supt. of schools, 

Henry N. Grover, inspector of cattle, 1900, 
Herman C. Powers, ballot clerk for 1900, 
James D. Barnes, " " 

Joseph M. Harrington, auditor, 
Fred N. Pierce, register, 

" u treasurer, 

Henry L. Berry, janitor, 
Walter M. Waugh, services as selectman, overseer 

of poor ? assessor and register, 62 00 

Silas Whitaker, services as selectman, assessor, 

overseer of poor and register, 27 75 

Henry M. Haskins, services as selectman, overseer of 

poor, assessor and register, 50 00 

Daniel S. Pierce, sealer of weights and measures, 1900, 

1901, 3 00 

Herman C. Powers, committee on Town Farm timber 

lot, 4 00 

Frank J. Currier, committee on Town Farm timber lot, 2 00 
Fred N. Pierce, justice fees, 5 50 

$258 00 



18 

TOWN FARM ACCOUNT— Cr. 
Received from sale of grass, 

" rent of pasture, 

" sale of apples, 

$41 75 

FREEMAN FARM ACCOUNT- 
Paid S. H. Wyatt, repairing pump, 
G. L. Hunter, 1 bushel grass seed, 



Cr. 
Received rent from S. H. AVyatt, 
Received from C. W. Shattuck, rent, 
Due from C. W. Shattuck, rent, 





24 


75 




15 


00 




5 


00 


Dr 




Nr 




1 


35 




1 


65 




11 


25 




12 


00 




10 


00 

i 


lCT 


S OF 1889 




30 


00 



$3 00 



$33 25 



SOLDIERS AID UNDER CHAPTER 298, 

Paid Geo. H. Upton, for nursing John D. Stone, 

Dr. W. A. Clark, for medical attendance to John 

D. Stone, 58 75 

Carrie Pierce for nursing John D. Stone, 24 00 

$112 75 

Paid burial expense of John D. Stone, Chapter 279, 
Acts of 1896, Chapter 167, Acts of 1897, Chap- 
ter 102, Acts of 1900, $29 50 
Received from town of Athol, aid furnished John D. 

Stone, 
Due from State as burial expense of John D. Stone, 

MISCELLANEOUS. 
Paid Henry N. Grover, inspector of cattle 1899, 

Orange Savings bank, note and interest, 

C. T. Bagnell, order book, 

Athol Transcript, printing town reports, 

P. B. Murphy, for dog blanks, 

Merrill Lawless, repairs on hearse, 

Geo. Relley, use of wagon, 

C. W. Berry, going with hearse and making returns, 9 00 

Andrew Johnson, for posting warrants, 

C. C. Hoffman, town seal, 

W. M. Waugh, cash paid for freight and express, 

Stationery for town clerk, 

P. B. Murphy, assessors books. 

Frank Anderson, painting hearse, 





$112 75 




$29 50 


10 00 




652 71 




1 50 




23 00 




1 00 




50 




1 00 




is, 9 00 




4 50 




5 00 




1 05 




2 25 




1 80 




20 00 





19 

C. W. Berry/going to paint shop after hearse, 

Enterprise and Journal Co., posters, 

Samuel Hobbs & Co., overseer of poor blanks, 

C. T. Bagnell, tax book, 

B. C. Abbott, tax collector for 1899, 

Carter Ink Co., for ink, 

Insurance on town house, hearse house and con- 
tents, 

Enterprise and Journal Co, tax bills, 

Silas Whitaker, mowing cemetery, 

County tax, 

State tax, 

C.T. Bagnell, voting lists, 

" " certificates for births and marriages, 

H. M. Haskins, for mowing town house yard and 

Fish Hill cemetery, 
W.fA. Moore, heater for town house, 
W. F. Wendemuth, taking school census, 
W. M. Waugh, for postage and stationery, 
A. D. Reed, wood for town house, 
Henry L. Berry, sawing wood, 
F. A.fFearl, M. D., returning births from 1897 to 

1901, 2 00 

Fred N. Pierce, recording deaths, births and mar- 



1 


00 


1 


06 




[56 




50 


48 


00 




75 


17 


08 


1 


50 


1 


00 


294 84 


90 00 


3 


25 




85 


2 


10 


12 


25 


5 


00 


4 


31 


1 


25 




50 



riages, 
Fred N. Pierce, meeting town clerks, 
" " postage and express, 
H. C. Powers, cashjpaid for deed and revenue 
Library trustees from dog fund, 
Abatement of taxes, 
Orange Savings Bank, interest, 
B. C. Abbott, remit on 1899 tax assessment, 


5 40 
4 00 

6 16 
stamp 1 00 

76 93 

8 73 

12 45 

73 

4M QQfi *i 


RECAPITULATION. 

Paid support of poor, 
town officers, 
FYeeman farm expense, 
State aid, 

Support of schools, 
Repairs on highways and bridges, 


357 27 
258 00 
3 00 
302 00 
1,544 56 
872 41 



20 



Burial expense of John D. Stone, 
Aid for John D. Stone, 




29 50 

112 75 

4M 816 00 


RESOURCES. 


■"■ tJprr.OJ-U \J\J 


Due from State, Chapter 498, Acts 1897, 




206 00 


u Collector on tax assessment, 1900, 




789 05 


" rent of Freeman farm, 




10 00 


" John Lawless, sale of apples, 




2 50 


" State, aid, 




348 00 


" New Salem, tuition, 




51 00 


" Shutesbury, " 




3 00 


'< Fred Abbott, 




6 00 


" State, Chapter 279, Acts of 1896, 
167, Acts of '97, Chapter 102, Acts c 
Cash in hand of treasurer, 


Chapte 
»f 1900, 
1 


r 

29 50 
,196 27 


LIABILITIES. 


<p £ , U ^ 1. Oil 


Orange Savings Bank, note and interest, 
Support of H. M. Horr, 
F. J. Currier, Collector for 1900, 
Support of Lucy Rider, 




401 00 
bb 00 
45 00 
22 75 


Balance in favor of town, 


$523 75 
*2,117 57 


WALTER M. AVAUGH, N 
SILAS WHITAKER, 
HENRY M. HASKINS,J 


) Selectmen 
> of 
) Prescott. 



REPORT OF OVERSEERS OF T00R. 

Paid town of Ludlow, aid to H. M. Horr, $52 00 

Mary Gibbs, aid for medicine, 1 00 

support of Lucy Rider, 164 43 

aid furnished Edith Bacon and Rebecca Bacon, 54 44 

town of Montague, aid to Whitman Coolcy, So 40 



$357 27 



Received from town of Dndley, aid furnished Edith 

and Rebecca Bacon, 54 44 

town of Montague, aid to Whitman Cooley, 164 43 



$218 87 

Net cost of poor, 138 40 

WALTER M. WAUGH, ) Overseers 
SILAS WHITAKER S of 

HENRY M. HASKINS. ) Poor. 



ANNUAL REPORT 
of the 

Board of Road Commissioners 

For the Year 1900=1901. 



W. M. Waugh, self and team, 

H. M. Haskins, self, team and man, 

John Hunt and team, 

Andrew Johnson, self and team, 

F. M. Thresher and team, 

J. Lucius Hamilton, 

A. D. Keed, 

Eeuben Hon*, 

Walter Vaughn , 

C. E. Haskins, 

|. W. Shattuck, 

Samuel Garlick, 

Geo. Upton, 

Wiltiam Thresher, 
Frank J. Field, 

William Dickey, 

Herbert Barnes, 

Carl Pierce, 

Andrew Cadrett, 

Bert Powers, 

Ellis Pierce, 

Arthur Brown, 

Cost of repairs on highways, $623 59 

REPAIRS ON BRIDGES, 1900. 

W. M. Waugh, self and team, 

H. M. Haskins, self and team, 

Andrew Johnson, {umber, 

John Vanstone, 

G. L. Stacy, 

H. I. Shaw, 



42 


77 


123 


73 


76 


00 


101 


18 


6 


00 




90 




30 


7 


80 




25 


10 


80 


4 


65 


1 


00 


9 


98 


52 


75 


44 


85 


4 


50 


42 


00 


30 


60 


4 


50 


30 


00 


23 


03 


6 


00 


$23 95 


29 


55 


37 


57 


3 


00 




75 


10 


50 



22 

Geo. T. Magrath, 

Fred W. Lincoln, lumber, 

Geo. H. Upton, 

John Cowan, lumber, 

Mrs. Lucy Stone, lumber, 

C. P. Harrington, lumber, 

William Thresher, 

Frank J. Field, 

W. O. Miller, 

Herbert Barnes, 

Carl Pierce, 

Homer Blinn, 

Jerry Rivers, sawing plank, 

C. E. Haskins, 

Cost of repairs on bridges, 

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT 
W. M. Whipple, spikes, nails and fuse, 
Geo. E. Allen, 2 scraper edges and bolts, 
C. F. Paige, 3 shovels, 2 pick mattox, 2 handles, 
Freight bills, 
Geo. L. Hunter, spikes, nails, powder, fuse and 

repairs, 
H. C. Shaw, repairs, 

Total cost of repairs on highways and bridges, 
Received from town of Pelham for labor on 
bridges, 



1 18 

7 00 

8 25 
39 59 

6 75 

9 76 
11 90 

4 95 
75 
6 00 
8 70 
1 50 
1 50 
6 45 



$ 86 


16 50 


5 80 


1 00 


4 51 


55 



$219 60 



^9 22 

$872 41 

20 87 



Net cost, $851 54 

The Road Commissioners report that guide boards are maintained 

at the following places : Near Whiting's mill, near M. F. Brown's, 

near J. M. Harrington's, near Ianthia Brown's, near Samuel Thresher's, 

near J. N. Hamilton's, near L. L. Johnson's, near Bobbinville four 

corners, near W. H. Peirce's, near Dr. Clark's, near John Berry's, near 

Asa Moore's, near D. T. Pierce's, near North Prescott. 

HENRY M. HASKINS, ) 

WALTER M. WAUGH, > Road Commissioners. 

ANDREW JOHNSON. ) 






AUDITORS REPORT. 



To the Inhabitants of Prescott : 

Mr. Waldo H. Peirce, who was chosen Town Auditor at your last 
annual town meeting, having- resigned that office, Joseph M. Harrington 
was appointed by the Selectmen to fill the vacancy. He, having exam- 
ined the books and accounts of the several boards of town officers and 
other persons handling public funds belonging to the town, makes the 
following report: 

COLLECTOR OF TAXES. 

The Collector of taxes for the year 1898 and 1899, Mr. Bert C. 
Abbott, has paid into town treasury all moneys due from him as Col- 
lector for those years, and the books are settled. 

The Collector of taxes for 1900, Mr. Frank E. Currier, has collected 
and paid in as follows : 

Assessment for the year 1900, $2601 39 

Paid in on principal. ■ $1833 46 

" interest, 19 00 

$1852 46 



Due on principal, $767 93 

" interest, 21 12 

- $789 05 

R04D COMMISSIONERS. 
Walter M. Waugh, Henry Haskins, Andrew Johnson. 
Town appropriation, 
Received from the Treasurer, 
Expended on highways and bridges, 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 
W. F. Wendemuth, Superintendent. 
Received from the Treasurer, 
Expended for all school purposes, 

TOWN LIBRARY TRUSTEES. 
Receipts from all sources, including balance on hand, 
Expenditures, 

Balance on hand, 9 81 



$1000 00 


872 41 


872 


41 


$1544 


56 


1544 


56 


$80 96 


71 


15 



$6009 03 


4816 


00 


1193 03 


1196 


27 


3 


24 


$401 


00 



24 

TOWN TREASURER. 

Received from all sources, 
Expenditures as per book, 

Balance, 
Actual cash in treasury, 
Cash in treasury unaccounted for, 
There is due at the Orange Savings Bank a note and interest, 

TRUST FUNDS. 
Wright fund in Northampton Institution for savings, $1000 00 

There is one year's interest due. 

CEMETERY FUNDS. 

Paige Fund, deposit in Amherst Savings Bank, $100 00 

Paid for care of lot, 4 00 

Haskins Fund, deposit in Athol Savings Bank, 200 00 
All of which is respectfully submitted, 

JOSEPH M. HARRINGTON, Auditor 
Prescott, Feb. 19, 1901. 



TREASURERS REPORT. 



Of the Town of Prescott, for 1900, 

MONTHLY STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS OF TREASURER 

FOR 1900. 



Received the balance from settlement, $1046 91 
Received Collector, 125 28 
Received School Committee money over- 
drawn, 1 82 
Received Collector, 84 53 
Received City of Chicopee on acc't of 

Wyatt family, 32 25 

Received rent on Freeman farm, 11 25 
Received pay for timber sold on town 

farm, 400 00 

Received Collector, 27 00 

Received State Treasurer insane paupers. 41 79 
Received town of Dudley for support of 

Miss Bacon, 54 44 
Received State Treasurer for education 

children, 16 00 

Received Orange Savings Bank, 400 00 

Received sale of grass on town farm, 24 75 

Received Collector, 51 21 

Received W. M. Waugh, dividend on 

policy, 90 

Aug. 14 Received John Hunt for grass on town 

farm, bought in 1899, 15 21 

25 Received H. I Shaw, hired money, 50 00 

Sept. 8 Received Collector, 604 33 

10 Received State Treasurer, insane paupers, 42 25 

Received compensation of iiaspectlon of 

animals, 5 90 



1900. 




Feb. 


17 




24 


Mar. 


3 




5 




13 




31 


Apr. 


2 


May 


5 




21 


June 


11 




12 




16 


July 


7 




25 




28 



26 

12 Received from town of Pelham for re- 
pairing bridge, 
19 Received collector, 
28 Received " 
Oct. 10 Received " 
Nov. 5 Received State treasurer insane paupers, 

6 Received collector, 
Dec. 1 Received W. C. Shattuck, part rent on Free- 
man farm, 
3 Received collector, 
8 Received " 

12 Received State Treasurer National Bank 
tax, 
Received State aid, Chap. 374, Acts 1899, 
Received income Mass. school fund, 
21 Received State treasurer, tuition of children 

in small towns, 
28 Received collector, 
1901. 

Jan. 3 Received town of Athol for support of John 
D. Stone, 
5 Received collector, 

15 Received County treasurer dog fund, 

16 Received collector, 
28 Received income Mass. school fund, 

Feb. 2 Received H. M. Haskins, for use of town 
farm pasture, 
2 Received collector, 

8 Received State treasurer, insane paupers, 
14 Received collector, 

Received balance of 1898, 1899 taxes, 

$6,009 03 

MONTHLY STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES FOR 1899. 

Feb. Paid Selectmen's orders, $27 00 

" note and interest, 652 71 

Mar. " Selectmen's orders, 114 10 

Apr. " " " 147 88 

May " " " 297 58 

June " " " 997 09 



20 87 


93 


86 


89 


75 


150 


12 


38 


66 


105 


20 


12 00 


86 


63 


143 


51 


64 


94 


308 00 


330 


00 


79 


99 


55 


78 


112 


75 


110 


60 


76 


93 


51 


36 


528 59 


15 


00 


305 


65 


41 


79 


142 50 


8 


73 



27 



July 


a 


it n 


Aug. 


a 


a a 




a 


interest on note, 


Sept. 


a 


Selectmen's orders, 


Oct. 


tt 


<( a 




tt 


County tax, 


Nov. 


a 


Selectmen's order, 


Dec. 


it 


tt a 




a 


State tax, 


Jan. 


a 


Selectmen's order, 


Feb. 


it 


it a 



Interest on note, 

Cash on hand to balance, 

FRED N. PEIRCE, Treasurer. 



75 99 




2 45 




139 75 




68 35 




294 84 




635 70 




226 81 




90 00 




228 33 


- 


712 60 




10 00 






$4816 00 






1193 03 



HNNUHL REPORT 

OF THE 

Sehjool ©orqrqittQQ. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

RECEIPTS. 



$620 37 




500 00 




528 59 




16 00 




- — 


$1664 96 


11005 50 




51 59 




27 09 






$1084 18 





Balance on hand from last year 

Town appropriation 

Income from Mass. school fund 

State reimbursement by Chap. 496, Acts of 1898 

EXPENDITURES. 
Paid teachers' salaries 
for fuel, 
for care of fires and rooms 



Balance $580 78 

Paid teachers in anticipation of state reimbursement by 

Chapter 498, Acts of 1897 $302 00 

Received on above, 110 00 

Balance due the town from Commonwealth 

Paid town of New Srlem, High school tuition in an- 
ticipation of state reimbursement by Chapter 496, 
Sec. 3, Acts of 1898 

Received the above from Commonwealth 

Town appropriation for text books and supplies 
Balance from last year 

Expended 

Balance 





$iyz uu 


• 

$49 99 




49 99 







$00 00 


$100 00 




48 11 






$148 11 






35 94 







29 

Balance on hand for repairs $51 54 

Expended 7 90 

Balance $43 64 

Town appropriation for mileage $50 00 

Balance from last \ ear 5 50 

$56 50 



Expended 41 00 

Balance $15 50 

ITEMS OF EXPENSE. 

FOR TEACHERS. 

Paid Mary A. Fitzpatrick for 32 weeks 
Estella A. Vaughan for 32 weeks 
Lnra L. Berry for 21 weeks 
Waldo H. Pierce for 20 3-5 weeks 
Fannie M. Gould for 19 weeks 
Margaret J. Fitzpatrick for 11 weeks 
Jennie M. Horr for 15 2-5 weeks 
Mary E. Abbott for 7 weeks 



FOR TEACHERS BY CHAPTER 498, ACTS OF 1897. 

Paid Mary A. Fitzpatrick for 32 weeks 
Estella A. Vaughan for 32 weeks 
Lura L. Berry for 21 weeks 
Waldo H. Pierce for 20 3-5 weeks 
Fannie M. Gould for 19 weeks 
Margaret J. Fitzpatrick for 11 weeks 
Jennie M. Florr for 15 2-5 weeks 

FOR FUEL. 

Paid A. D. Reod for 1 1-2 cds. at $3.25 
A. D. Reed for 2 1-2 cds. at 4.25 
E. A. Thayer for 6 cds, at 3. 
W. F. Wendemuth for 1 5-8 cds. at $4.25 
J. M. Stacy for sawing and housing 5 cds. 
For kindling at sundry times 

FOR CARE OF FIRES AND ROOMS. 

Paid for No. 1 house, 32 weeks $5 57 



$191 00 


208 


00 


136 


50 


133 


90 


123 


50 


71 


50 


94 50 


45 


50 


r 1897 




$64 00 


64 


00 


42 


00 


41 


20 


38 


00 


22 


00 


30 


80 


$ 4 88 


10 


63 


18 


00 


6 


90 


6 


25 


4 93 



$1005 50 



$302 00 



$51 56 



30 



2 


a 


32 


a 


3 


u 


30 


a 


4 


a 


32 


a 


5 


a 


32 


a 



5 53 

4 93 

5 53 
5 43 



FOR TEXT BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 

Paid Houghton Mifflin & Co., $15 50 

E. E. Babb & Co. 9 92 

National Pub. Co. for 5 maps 6 25 

I. N. Bestor for basin, dustpan and rope 40 

W. M. Whipple for 3 wash-basins and soap 35 

G. L. Hunter for supplies as per bill 3 52 



FOR REPAIRS. 

Paid Plymouth Foundry Co. for stove door $ 40 

H. I. Shaw, labor at No. 1 2 00 

FT. C. Powers, labor at No. 2 75 

F. J. Meld, for repairs on flag rope 25 

W. F. Wendemuth, for repairs and material 4 15 

For lock and key and hinges 35 

FOR MILEAGE. 

Paid F. W. Lincoln for 23 weeks $11 50 

Silas Whitaker for 32 weeks 15 00 

" for 4 weeks (Day boy) 2 00 

W. F. Wendemuth for 23 weeks 11 50 



FOR TUITION. 

Paid Dana tuition Geo. F. Morse 1 term 3 00 

New Salem High school tuition 49 99 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid M. W. Abbott for insurance, $12 75 

J. M. Harrington for justice fee 25 

Nellie White for cleaning No. 1 room 2 00 

Blanche Upton for cleaning No. 4 room 1 50 

Postage and express 4 05 



$27 09 



$35 94 



$7 90 



$41 00 



$52 99 



$20 55 

Total expenditures $1544 56 

Due from Shutesbury tor tuition of Elmer Pierce $3 00 



$192 03 




27 45 







$219 48 




50 00 



31 

Fred Abbott for tuition of Bessie Abbott 6 00 

New Salem for tuition of Rae Comerf ord 3 00 

New Salem for tuition Stacy children 1899-1900 27 00 
New Salem for tuition Stacy children 1900-1901 21 00 
Commonwealth by Chap. 496, Sec. 8, Acts 
of 1898 (about) 4 00 

Total due the town for tuition 

BOOK ACCOUNT. 

Estimated value, Feb, 17, 1900 
Books purchased 

Estimated loss by use 

Estimated value, Feb. 18, 1901 $169 48 

ROLL OF HONOR. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE THREE TERMS. 

Celia Currier, Merle Brown, Earl Whitaker, Leola Whitaker 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE TWO TERMS. 

Ida Waugh, Cora White, Lucy Shaw, Leroy Peirce, Harry Peirce, 
Clarence Peirce, Criton White, Celia Whitaker. Nearly all of the above 
would take first rank but for sickness. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE ONE TERM. 

John Horr, Florence Waugh, Kate Stacy, Etta Upton, Myrtie 
Thrasher, Charlie Mitchell, Oscar Stacy, Bernice Stacy, Conrad Lincoln, 
Helen Reed, Elsie Wendemuth, Daisy Reed, George Horr, Mary Reed, 
Flossie White, Harold Pierce, Warren Prouty, Jennie Shaw, Gratia 
Prouty, Willis Shaw. 

Number of children between 5 and 15, Sept. 1, 1900 63 

Number of children between 7 and 14, Sept. 1, 1900 48 

Total enrollment during the year 71 

Under 5 years of age 2 

Over 15 years of age 3 

Number weeks school *32 

*Except No. 3 which had only 30 weeks. 

REMARKS. 

It was the original intention of your Committee to have thirty-two 
weeks of school, eleven in the spring, eleven in the fall and ten in the 
winter, but sickness has compelled us to make some changes; however 
all the schools have been in session the full thirty-two weeks except 
number three which has had only thirty weeks. 



32 

Number one school has been especially unfortunate by reason of 
sickness. Mr. Pierce being unable to finish the fall term we deciclen to 
add what was lacking to the next term and secured the services of Mrs. 
Mary E Abbott as teacher, but after 7 weeks the state of her health com. 
pel led her to give up the school and as most of the pupils were suffering 
with whooping cough at the time we decided to wait two weeks before 
opening the school again. 

Miss Jennie Hon* will take charge of this school for the remaining 
four weeks and two days. In number three Miss Gould felt obliged to 
give up her school two weeks before the close of the term on account of 
her father's poor health and your committee thought best to let it remain 
closed and put two weeks extra on next spring term. 

Considerable absence has been caused by the sickness of pupils 
especially in the winter term. Number one and number three houses 
will need shingling soon, and number two should have something done 
to make the room warmer. We recommend that $500 be appropriated 
for schools, $150 for repairs and painting, and $75 for mileage. 

For the School Committee, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Supt. of Schools. 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Howard I. Shaw, secretary, term expires 1903 

Walter M. Waugh, " 1902 

William P. Wendernuth, chairman, " 1901 

TRUANT OFFICERS. 

Frank J. Currier Andrew Johnson 



33 



Summary of Attendance, Etc. 






No. 1 

1st term 
2d term 
3d term 

No. 2 

1st term 
2d term 
3d term 

No. 3 

1st term 
2d term 
3d term 

No. 4 

1st term 
2d term 
3d term 

No. 5 

1st term 
2d term 
3d term 



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Teacher 



Waldo H. Peirce 
Waldo H. Peirce 
Mary E. Abbott 
Jennie M. Horr 

Mary A. Fitzpatrick 
Mary A. Fitzpatrick 
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REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES 

OF THE 

PRESCOTT FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



The Trustees of the Prescott Free Public Library present the follow- 
ing report. 

A decade has passed since the formation of our library, and during 
that time it has been a very helpful and pleasing feature. Many of our 
people have taken advantage of the moans it affords of improving the 
mind, and are still doing so. Many pleasant and profitable hours have 
been spent with its authors. 

Through the generosity of friends, some of them born here, and 
others for various reasons interested in the place, many valuable works 
have been placed on our shelves. The Commonwealth has also been 
very generous, starting with a donation of one hundred dollars worh of 
books and following it from time to time with smaller gifts. Especially 
are we indebted to Miss Sohier of the State Library Commission, for 
through her influence several donations were made, and she has pur- 
chased for us free of expence all the books now in the Library purchased 
by town appropriation. 

The dog fund, having been appropriated for the use of the library 
this year, was not available until so late that it has been impossible to 
get the new books into the library at this time. Sixty dollars have been 
placed in Miss Sohiers hands for the purchase of books which we expect 
will soon be here. 

The Womans Education Association of Boston, loaned the library 
a set of pictures and maps consisting of 127 pieces and relating to the 
Spanish — American war. These were on exhibition at the library 
several weeks but so little intere-t was taken in them that offers to loan 
other sets later on were refused by the trustees. 



35 

The Commonwealth has donated 11 volumes the part year most of 
them public documents and reports. The total number of books taken 
out of the library the past year is 896. 

Henry L. Berry will serve as Librarian another year. The trustees 
whose term of service expires March, 1901, are H. C. Powers and 
F. M. Thresher. 

STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand from last year 

Dog 1 Fund 

Sale of catalogues, duplicate book and fines 



EXPENDITURES. 

Purchase of books 

Librarians salary 

Postage, express and supplies 




$80 96 



$71 15 



Balance on hand $9 81 

For the Trustees, 

W. F, WENDEMUTH, Chairman. 



VALUATION and TAXES 



—AND- 



OFFICIAL REPORTS 



-OF THE— 



TOWN OF PRESCOTT, 



— FOR— 



-AS1899-00.5V- 



ATHOL, MASS., 
Printed by the Athol Transcript Co., 20 to 26 Exchange St. 

1900. 

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VALUATION >?ND TAXGS 

—OF THE— 

TOWN OF PRESOOTT. 

MAY ist 1899. 
.A. 

NAMES AND VALUATION. § Tax 

« 

Abbott, Milo W. 1 

horse 40, cow 28, house 450, barn 75, shed 25, home place 

65 acres 800, - - - - - - - 21 20 

Abbott, Harry W. ----- 1 

1 two-year-old 20 - - - - - - 2 05 

Abbott, Bert C - 1 

horse 35, cow 30, house 125, barn 75. home place 30 acres 250 8 83 

Abbott, Charles J. - - - - - 1 

horse 15, 4 cows 105 - 3 42 

Abbott, C. J. and Mary - 

house 500, barn 150, home place 80 acres 1300, Egypt lot 10 

acres 75 [exempt 500] - - 20 89 

Aiken, John F. ----- - 1 

3 horses 100, 21 cows 735, 1 bull 18, house 350, barn 275, 
horse barn 75, home place 66 acres 1250, Berry lot 12 acres 
125, sprout lot 8 acres 125 - - - - - 43 60 

Aiken, James M. ------ 1 

2 horses 75, 11 cows 385, 5 yearlings 85, 2 swine 10, 40 fowls 
16, house 450, barn 200, horse barn 100, home place 78 acres 

1000 33 57 

Aiken, Mabel [estate] - - - 

land 55 acres 275 - - - - - - 3 77 

Aiken, Frank B. ------1 

horse 35- - - - - - - 2 25 

Allen, Roswell II. . - - - - - - 1 

2 horses 40, ox 50, 12 cows 420, 7 two-year-olds 200, 5 year- 
lings 100, 7 sheep 20, swine 8, house 700, barn 400, store 
house 75, shed 50, carriage house 100, home place 102 acres 
3000, Piper lot 7 acres 75, Cleveland lot 25 acres 300, Black- 
mer lot 8 acres 15, Hyde lot 7 acres 50 - - - 78 52 

Allen, Geo. F. ----- - 1 

2 horses 75, colt 50, 9 cows 315, 2 two-year-olds 35, 2 year- 
lings 20, 20 sheep 60, 2 swine 10, 10 fowls 4, house 350, 
barn 275, shed 50, home place 120 acres 1550 - - 40 04 

Andrews, Fred N. ------ 1 

horse 25, house 250, barn 75, home place ] acre 50 - 7 25 

Amsden, Charlie - - - - - - 11 77 

Ashton, George A. - - - - - - ■. 1 

cow 35, house 200, barn 250, home place 125 acres 1550 29 65 



NAMES AND VALUATION. § Tax 



Barnes, James D. ------ 1 

horse 35, 2 oxen 140, 9 cows 315, 2 yearlings 50, 2 swine 20, 
20 fowls 8, house 100, barn 350, home place 83 acres 1100, 
Woods lot 10 acres 125 - - - - 32 50 

Barnes, Eugene - - - - - - 11 77 

Barrows, Hiram H. - - - - - 1 

horse 40, 4 cows 140, yearling 18, house 150, barn 75, home 
place 54 acres 400 - - - - - - 13 04 

Berry, John ------- 

2 cows 50, house 200, barn 200, shed 50, cider mill 50, home 
place 51 acres 250, Stockwell lot 23 acres 150, old place 
85 acres 400, - - - - - - - 18 50 

Berry, Charles W. - - - - - - 1 

2 horses 85, 9 cows 315, two-year-old 25, yearling 15, swine 
5, 70 fowls 28, house 200, 2 barns 350, shed 25, home place 

95 acres 1000 - - - - - - 29 83 

Berry, Henry L. .._ . - _i 

yearling 13 - - - - - - - 1 95 

Brown, Lillie S. F. 

cow 25, house 250, barn 175, shed 25, home place 70 acres 

400 - - 11 99 

Brown, Arthur - - - - - - 1177 

Brown, James ------- l 

3 horses 250, 1 bull 25, 6 cows 180, 6 yearlings 130, house 

175, barn 400, home place 105 acres 1575 39 25 

Brown, Marshall F. - - - - - - 1 

stock in trade 350, 5 horses 100, 3 cows 90, 40 fowls 16, 
steam mill 800, house 300, barn 100, saw mill 12.% Powers 
barn 100, home place 52 acres 200, Stone lot 18 acres 125, 
Vaughn lot 23 acres 100, Little lot 50 acres 100, R. R. lot 
6 acres 50, Gibbs lot 2£ acres 10, Gray lot 30 acres 125, 
Powers place 170 acres 300 - - - - - 42 75 

Brown and Simans ------ 

land 12 acres 200 - - - - - 2 74 

Blinn, Homer ------ ] 

2 horses 25 - - - - - - - 2 11 

Bigelow, Lawson - - - - - - 11 77 

Berry, Frank J.- - - - - - -1 

3 horses 110, cow 35, land 1 acre 50 - 4 45 

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Clark, Rodolphus C- - - - - -1 

3 horses 100, 2 colts 75, 2 cows 50, 4 yearlings 65, 2 swine 
10, house 700, barn 400, shed 50, home place 130 acres 1700, 
Smith lot 7 acres 25, Tourtellott lot 10 acres 15, Webber 
lot 6 acres 50 - - - - - - - 46 16 

Clark, Walter A. ----- - 1 

2 horses 60, house 350, barn 100, shed 50, horse barn 50, 

home place 43 acres 600 - - - - - 18 35 

Cowan, John p. ----- - 1 

2 horses 100, 11 cows 385, 2 two-year-olds 50, yearling 13, 

swine 10, 2 barns 250, home place 70 acres 800 - 23 80 

Crossett, Mrs. L. - 

house and store 700, barn 100 - 10 96 

Currier, Frank J. - - ... 1 



NAMES AND VALUATION. £? Tax 

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horse 50, 2' cows 55, 3 yearlings 30, 20 fowls 8, henhouse 

30, Johnson lot 18 acres 50 - - - - - 4 83 

Cadrett, Andrew ------ l 

horse 12, house 150, shop 25, home plaoe 48 acres 125, 
Downing- lot 6 acres 35 - - - - 6 53 

Clapp, L. L. 1 1 77 

Chase, Calvin - - - - - - -11 77 

Chase, A. H. - - - - - - - 1 

horse 40, cow 35 60 fowls 24, house 125, barn 50, home 

place 57 acres 150 - - -.- - - 7 58 

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Davis, Samuel [estate] - - - - - * 

house 400, barn 275, Holden house 100, Holden barn 25, 
home place 104 acres 1600, Holden land 4 acres 75 - 33 91 

Dennis, Adam - - - - - - 11 77 

Dickey, Wm. - - - - - - -11 77 

Dickey, Mrs. Wm. ------ 

horse 40, cow 20, yearling 35, house 150, barn 75, home 

place 50 acres 200 " ------ 712 

Drury Henry - - - - -' ' - - 1 1 77 

Fields, Frank J. ------ 1 

house 175, 2 barns 125, home place 45 acres 575 - - 13 76 

Fisher, Erwin M. - - - - - - 1 

2 horses 100, 2 cows 55, 3 yearlings 45, house 50, barn 50, 

home place 54 acres 325 - - - - - 10 33 

Fulton, Robert - - - - - - 1 1 77 

Fog-g, M. B, - - - - - 1 1 77 

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Garlick, Samuel A. - - - - - - 11 77 

Garlick Bros., ----„■-- 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 138 acres 750, 

Downing lot 40 acres 200 - - - - 

Gray, Chester H. 

horse 60, house 275, barn 100, home place 55 acres 575 - 
Grover, Henry N. 

3 horses 75, 2 swine 15 - - 
Gross, Erastus F. - 

house 200, barn 100, 2 sheds 50, home place 110 acres 800 
Gross, Austin B. - 

2 horses 90, 8 cows 200, 4 yearlings 60, swine 14 

Hamilton, Joseph N. ----- 1 

horse 40, 2 oxen 75, 3 cows 80, 2 yearlings 25, sheep 3, 
house 50, barn 200, home place 79 acres 800, sprout lot 
9 acres 75 - - - - - - - 20 24 

Hannum Park [estate] - 

house 100, barn 125, corn barn 40, home place 62 acres 800, 

Shaw lot 20 acres 200, [widow exempt 408] - - 1174 

Hannum, Austin ------ i 

3 horses 150, bull 40, 8 cows 280, 2 two-year-olds 50, year- 
ling 18, swine 14 - - - - 9 47 

Hannum, Charles E. - - - - -11 77 





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NAMES AND VALUATION. o Tax 

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Hoyt, Webster - - - - - - 1 1 77 

Harrington, Jos. M. - - - - -1 

barn 50, Oakes lot 80 acres 800 ... 13 42 

Harrington, Mrs. Jos. ------ 

house 100, barn 75, old place 4 acres 75, Oakes lot 3 acres 50 4 11 

Haskins, Criton G. ------ i 

house 150, barn 50, Upton house 50, Upton barn 25, home 
place 2 acres 5C, Conkey lot 1L acres 20, Upton place 8 
acres 125 ------ - 8 21 

Haskins, Mason W. [estate] .... 

cow 35, house 150, barn 50, home place 27 acres 250, (widow 
exempt 299.39) 2 55 

Haskins, Harry F. - - - - - - 1 1 77 

Horr, Elbridge F. 1 

horse 50. house 100, barn 50, home place 50 acres 200, 
Mitchell lot 7 acres 75 8 28 

Horr, Reuben N. - - - - - - 1 

horse 60, house 300, barn 150, home place 10 acres 300, 
pasture lot 9 acres 50, Pierce lot 15 acres 100 - - 14 92 

Horr, Caroline ------- 

old place 60 acres 400 ----- 5 43 

Haskins, estate and Johnson - 

house 125, barn 100, home place 57 acres 600 - 11 30 

Hunter, Geo. L. - - - - - - -1 

2 horses 75, 2 colts 100, 3 cows 100, yearling 20, 2 swine 20, 
15 fowls 6, house 175, barn 125, shop 50, horse barn 50, 
home place 42 acres 800 - - - - - 22 »il 

Hunter, Mrs. Geo. L. 

stock in trade 1000, store building 150 - - - 15 76 

Haskins, Henry M. - - - - - - 1 

2 horses 50, 8 cows 250, two-year-old 18, 4 yearlings 50, 
house 200, barn and shed 75, cider mill 50, home place 70 
acres 600 ------- 19 47 

Hamilton, John - - - - - - -11 77 

Hamilton, John L.- - - - - - 11 77 

Haskins, Charles E. - - - - - 1 1 77 

Houghton, A. E. - - - - - - 1 1 77 



Johnson, Ansel [estate] - 

house 150, barn 75, home place 123 acres 800 - - 14 01 

Johnson, Andrew ------ 1 

2 horses 125, 3 cows 90, 3 vearlings 50. 9 sheep 25, 2 swine 

16, land 17 acres 200 - 8 70 

Johnson, Henry A. ----- - 1 

2 horses 125 - - - - - - - 3 48 

Johnson, Lyman S. - - - - - - 1 

9 cows 240, two-year-old 28, yearling 18, 3 swine 15, 25 
fowls 10, house 275, barn 100, home place 79 acres 1500, 
Abbott lot 74 acres 300 - - - - 35 83 

Johnson, William H. ----- 1 

horse 50, 5 cows 125, 3 two-year-olds 75, yearlings 15, 60 
fowls 24, house 350, barn 300, home place 76 acres 1400 33 82 

Johnson, Margaret ------ 

house 350, barn 100, home place 3 acres 150 - - 8 22 



NAMES AND VALUATION. o Tax 



Lincoln, Fred W. ------ 1 

2 horses 45, 3 cows 100, 2 two-year-olds 40, 120 fowls 48, 

house 375, barn 400, hen house 50, home place 223 acres 800 27 22 

Lemon, A. J. - - - - - - 1 

cow 20, Snyder house 200, Snyder barn 50, Snyder place 

25 acres 250 - - - - - - 8 90 

Lawless, Lucius ------ 1 

2 horses 90, cow 30 3 42 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. 

house 200, barn 75, home place 46 acres 400, [exempt 500] 2 40 

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Miller, William O. 1 1 77 

Moore, Myron A. - - - - - 11 77 

Morse, C. F. 1 

horse 30 2 18 

Magrath, Geo. T. 1 1 77 

Magrath, Mrs. Geo. T. 

stock in trade 140, 2 horses 30, 4 cows 110, two-year-old 20, 
2 yearlings 20, house 575, barn 300. creamery 25, home 
place 78 acres 1900 42 75 

Mathews, Mrs. Mary 

2 horses 70, 2 cows 40, house 200, barn 125, shed 25, Small 

house 100, home place 87 acres 850 - - - 19 32 

Mitchell, Edwin P. 1 

steam mill 600, - 9 99 

1ST 

Nevers, Geo. - - - - - - 1 1 77 

IP 

Paige, Christopher W.- - - - - -1 

2 horses 70, 7 cows 175, 3 yearlings 50, house 350, barn 250, 

home place 104 acres 2250 - - - - - 44 86 

Paige, John C. - 1 1 77 

Pierce, Fred N. - - - - - - - 1 

horse 15, 2 cows 60, 2 yearlings 35 3 28 

Pierce, Mrs. H. E. 

house 225, barn 100, home place 62 acres 400, [exempt 500] 3 08 

Pierce, Frederick E.- - - - - - 1 

horse 60, 2 cows 60, two-year-old 35, house 250, barn 125 

shed 25, home place 74 acres 500 - - - 16 23 

Pierce, J. Foster - - - - - - 11 77 

Pierce, Waldo H. - 1 

horse 75, cow 25, house 350, barn 100, home place h acre 25, 

Pierce lot 28 acres 150, Berry lot 12 acres 75 - - 12 73 

Pierce, Daniel T. ------ 1 

horse 50, 2 cows 70, house 200, barn 100, Freeman house 75, 
home'place 70 acres 400, Freeman lot 4 acres 30, Fish lot 10 
acres 50 - - - - - - - 15 13 

Pierce, Carl M. - - - - - - - 1 

horse 25 - - - - - - - 2 11 

Powers, Herman C. ■ - - - - - -1 

horse 50 - - - - - - - 2 46 

Powers, Bert L. - - - - - - -1 



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NAMES AND VALUATION. o Tax 

horse 40, cow 30 - 2 73 

Potter, Fred L. - - - - - - 1 

house 200, barn 100, home place 1 acre 25 - - 6 22 

Potter, Mrs. F. L. 

horse 30, cow 40, yearling 15 • - - - 1 17 

Pratt, William M. 1 

horse 25, 2 cows 70, house 250, bam 150, home place 8 acres 

125, King lot 12 acres 50 - - - - 10 95 

Prouty, Chester W. - - - - - - 1 

horse 50 ------- 2 46 

Pierce, Mrs. David F. - - - 

house 200, barn 75, home place 10 acres 150, Berry lot 15 

acres 150 ------ - 7 88 

Pierce, Aypleton [estate] ----- 

house 550, barn 100, mill 100, home place 45 acres 500, 

Henry lot 24 acres 500 - - - - - 23 98 

Pierce, Ellis F. 1 1 77 

Reed, Alden D. - 2 

4 horses 200, 2 oxen 90, 12 cows 360, 4 yearlings 75, 3 swine 
30, house 550, barn 350, shed 25, home place 115 acres 2250 57 39 

Reed, Mrs. A. D. - 

land 7 acres 50 ----- - 69 

Russell, Mrs. Abigail - 

house 450, barn 100, shed 25, home place 32 acres 400, 
[exempt 500] - - - - - - 6 51 

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Smith, Justin L. - - - - - 1 

2 horses 125, 5 cows 150, swine 10 - - - - 5 68 

Stone, Leon L. ----- - 1 

horse 35, cow 25 - - - - - - 2 59 

Stone, Mrs. Lucy - 

horse 35, house 175, barn 100, shed 25, home place 52 acres 

550, [exempt 500] ------ 5 28 

Shaw, Joseph N. ----- 1 

2 horses 80, colt 30, cow 25, two-year-old 25, yearling 20, 
2 houses 375, barn 100, shop 150, horse barn 75, home place 
70 acres 800 24 79 

Smith, Lemuel -----. 

house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 89 acres 1100 - 20 89 

Shaw, Howard I. ------ 1 

2 horses 50, 5 cows 140, 4 yearlings 65, swine 8, house 250, 
barn 150, shed 50, home place 75 acres 550, Fish lot 10 acres 

100 20 44 

Shaw, Henry C. ------ 1 

stock in trade 250, horse 50, house and store 275, barn 50, 

home place 3 acres 100 - - - - - 11 70 

Shaw, Geo. W. 1 

3 horses 200, 6 cows 150, swine 10, house 350, barn 100, 

home place 60 acres 1000 - - - - - 26 57 

Shaw, Carl S. 1 1 77 

Shattuck, Charles W.- - - - - -1 

3 horses 150, bull 25, 7 cows 180, two-year-old 25, 2 year- 
lings 30, sheep 2, 3 swine 25, house 200, barn 150, shed 25, 
home place 100 acres 900 - - - - - 25 23 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



o Tax 



Stacy, George L. - - - - - 1 1 77 

Spear, Elisha J. - - - - - - -11 77 

Smith, Lester _._... i 

2 horses 85, 5 cows, 125, two-year-old 25, 5 yearlings 90, 
2 swine 15 ------ 6 43 

Smith, Jennie A. 

house 150, barn 125, home place 67 acres 500 . - 10 62 



Thayer, Mrs. Addison ----- 

house 225, barn 100, Snyder barn 25, home place 89 acres 
800, Snyder lot 30 acres 200, Vaughn lot 25 acres 75 

Thayer, Ellis A. - 

2 horses 85, 5 cows 150, yearling 20 

Thrasher, Fred N. - 

2 horses 50, 4 cows 90, two-year old 30, yearling 12, 20 
fowls 8 - - - 

Thrasher, Samuel ------ 

house 300. barn 100, old house 50, old barn 50, home place 
16 acres 200, old place 43 acres 575, Abbott lot 30 acres 125, 
Tourtellott lot 20 acres 100 ----- 

T rasher, William ------ 

horse 25, cow 30 ----- - 

Tourtellott, William M. - - - - - 

horse 50 ------- 

Tourtellott, Willie M. ----- - 

Titus, Elsie C. .-.-.. 

horse 300, barn 100, shop 50, home place 8 acres 125, Aldrich 
lot 5 acres 50, [exempt 500] - 

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Upton, Geo. H. - 
horse 15, cow 35 - 

Upton, Henry S. 

horse 15, 2 cows 65, 10 fowls 4, house 150, barn 75, hen 
house 25, home place 50 acres 250 - - - - 

Upton, Willard S. . 

horse 25, 2 cows 65, house 150, barn 100, home place 59 
acres 400 .---.__ 

Upton, Leighton A. 

horse 30 ------- 

Vaughn, Erving D. 

horse 50, 2 cows 60, 10 fowls 4, house 400, barn 250, house 
No. 2 225, home place 70 acres 600 ... 

Vaughan, Walter S. - 

horse 40, 45 fowls 18, house 150, barn 50, home place 8 
acres 100 ------- 

Vaughn, Mrs. Joseph P. - - - - - 

horse 80, 2 cows 70, yearling 8, 10 fowls 4, house 500, barn 
125, hen house 75, home place 84 acres 700 

Vaughn, Marcus E. - 

horse 25 - - - 

Vaughn, Mrs. Ida ------ 

house 100, barn 50, home place 9 acres 100, Vaughn lot 26 
acres 100 ------- 



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Vaughn, Corinda G. - 

land 46 acres 350 4 80 

Wood, John ------- l 

cow 25, house 325, barn 150, hen house 25, home place 55 

acres 300 ----- 13 07 

Waugh, Walter M. 1 

2 horses 130, 12 cows 420, two-year-old 25, 6 yearlings 95, 
2 swine 20, 50 fowls 20, house '500, barn 200, Smith barn 
125, Smith shed 25, Smith house 125, home place 64 acres 
900, Cogswell lot 60 acres 250, Smith place 88 aeres 550 48 15 

Wendemuth, Wm. F. - - - - - 1 

horse 35, 3 cows 70, two-year-old 25, house 175, barn 125, 
home place 73 acres 400 - - - - 13 14 

White, Josiah E. - - - - - 1 

2 horses 50, 14 cows 490, 2 yearlings 16, swine 5 - 9 45 

Whittaker, Silas ------ l 

horse 65, cow 30, 20 fowls 8, house 150, barn 100, hen house 

25, home place 70 acres 250 - - - - 10 37 

Wood, Oliver L. [estate] - 

house 200, barn 500, hen house 40, shed 25, home place 140 

acres 900, out lot 35 acres 225 - - - - 25 89 

Whipple, Warren M. - - - - - 1 

stock in trade 1000, horse 65, house and store 75<>, barn 150 
home place 10 acres 60 - - - - - 29 51 

White, Mrs. Ellis 

house 150, barn 100, home place 50 acres 500, [exempt 500] 3 43 

White, Ellis - - 

barn 100, Newell place 118 acres 670. [exempt 500] - 3 70 

Whitcomb, Geo. - - - - - - 1 1 77 



Non-Residents. 



NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 

PETERSHAM. 

Goddard arid Williams __-_._ 

King lot 44 acres - - - - - - 10 28 

ATHOL. 

Arnot, John -------- 

land 18 acres 50 ----- - 69 

Hamilton, Geo. _______ 

house 175, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3 acres 75 - 4 11 

GREENWICH. 

Estey, Samuel B., heirs ------ 

land 65 acres 225 - - - - - 3 08 

Clark, Horace _-..__. 

laud 64 acres 550 - - - - - - 7 54 

Powers, Frank C. - - - - 

land 30 acres 300 - - - - - 4 11 

Manley, William ■ - 

land 20 acres 175 - - - - - - 2 40 

Thrasher. Joseph ------- 

land 30 acres 150, Freeman land 6 acres 20 2 33 

Cutler, Smith - - - 

land 69 acres 600 - - - - - - 8 22 

Powers, Chandler ------- 

land 10 acres 100 - - - - 1 37 

Wheeler. John A. - 

land 7 acres 50 ' - . - - - - - 69 

Frye, W. P. [estate] - . - - - 

land 6 acres 50 - - - - 69 

Vaughn, Martin E. - - -. 

land 1 acre 15 ----- - 21 

Bailey, Stephen P. - 

Little lot 88 acres 650, South lot 6 acres 35 - - 9 39 

Hodgkins, Henry B. - 

land 10 acres 250 - - - - - - 3 43 

Powers, Charles A. - 

land 50 acres 100 - - - - - - 1 37 

Harrington, Clinton P. ... 

Pine hill lot 35 acres 250, Arnot lot 18 acres 150, Whitcomb 

mill lot 2 acres 25, Caswell lot 77-acres 100, Baker place 2 

acres 100, Derby lot 40 acres 550, C. N. Powers lot 4 acres 

125, Brown lot 22 acres 250, Woods lot 20 acres 250 - 24 66 

Harrington and Fay ------ 

Horr lot 60 acres 125 - - - - - 171 

Harrington and Vaughn ------ 

Pierce lot 20 acres 200 - - - - 2 74 

Powers, Caroline, heirs ------ 

house 150, barn 50. home place 58 acres 400 - - 8 22 

Warner, Geo. C. 

land 25 acres 50 - - - - - 69 



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Root, Amelia ------- 

land 22 acres 200 ------ 

Powers, John -__.___ 

land 3 acres 25 - . 

Kelly, Eugene ------- 

land 100 acres 400 ----- - 

ENFIELD. 

Sanderson, Andrew ------- 

barn 100, home place 90 acres 450 - - - - 

Newbry, Susan ------- 

land 11 acres 150 ------ 

Gillett, D. B. - 

land 40 aores 100 ------ 

Downing, Edward B. - - - 

Brigham lot 33 acres 150, Pierce and Ellis lot 32 acres 125, 

Hon* lot 8 acres 40, land 5 acres 25, 
Flint, J. W. - - 

Stetson^lot 150 acres 300 - 
Wood and Ward ------- 

Hemingway lot 35 acres 100, Nutting lot 30 acres 100 

SPENCER. 

Horr, Merritt ------ 

land 45 acres 75 - - - - - - 1 03 

PELHAM. 

Pitman, John ------- 

land 8 acres 50 ----- - 

Wilson, Geo. H. 

land 18 acres 100 - 

Horr, Harrison ------- 

land 30 acres 50 - 
Shores, David ------- 

Hunt lot 15 acres 50, Abbott lot 70" acres 500, Conkey lot 

64 acres 550, Crossett lot 6 acres 100, Johnson "12 acres 100 
Vanstone, John - - 

saw mill 450 ------ 

Cook, Theodore L. - 

land 10 acres 50 ----- - 

SPRINGFIELD. 

Cowan, James ------- 

land 60 acres 800 ----- - 

Sanderson, E. Wilson ------ 

Haskell lot 35 acres 350 - 

Powers, Elmer ------- 

house 200, barn 1<>0, home place 25 acres 450, Jennings lot 
15 acres 100 ------- 

Walton, Simeon E. - - - - - 

house 225, barn 175, shed 25. home place 75 acres 1 OuO 

NEW BRIT AN, CONN. 

Rflley, Geo. E. ------ - 

3 cows 120, house 350, barn 100, home place 40 acres 450 13 98 

ORANGE. 

Barrows, Harrison (estate) - 

house 100, barn 200. home place 185 acres 500 - - 10 96 





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13 
NAMES AND VALUATION. Tax 

Pierce, Luman P. ------- 

land 142 acres 1000 - - - - - - 13 70 

AMHERST. 

Paige, Theodore L. - 

lancM5 acres 100 - 1 37 

NEW SALEM. 

Putnam, Willard ------- 

land 66 acres 600 
Lincoln, Frank W. 

Dunn lot 26 acres 200 - - - 

Stacy, Joseph A. ---- -__ 

Bigelow lot 36 acres 150 ----- 
Hamilton, David - - - -■■ 

land 14 acres 200 ------ 

Freeman, Edward A. - - 

Pierce lot 6 acres 55 - - - - 

Powers, Mrs. D. E. - 

land 2"> acres 75 - - - - - 

Orcutt, William ------- 

Kemp lot 30 acres 400 -■■-■-'-.. 

Hunt, John -------- 

4 horses 200, colt 45, bull 18, 9 cows 255, 3 two-year-olds 50, 

2 yearlings 30, swine 8, 2 barns 275, home place 29 acres 

275, Hunt lot 20 acres 250, town lot 2 acres 25 - 
Holden, Joseph -..---.,_- 

Osburn lot 10 acres 60 - 

Hodlin, Stephen D. - - - - 

land 14 acres 100 -_- = __ 

NO. NEW SALEM. 

Cummings, Byron 8. 

house 75, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 35 acres 150 4 80 

SHUTESBURY. 

Berry, Geo. A. ------- 

Ashley lot 30 acres 200, Pierce meadow 18 acres 175 - 5 14 

Moore, E. M. - - - - - 

Milldam lot 7 acres 50 - " - - 69 

Heminwav, William H. - 

School lot 25 acres 1500 - - - - - 20 55 

Pierce, Myron A. ------- 

Flint and Gillett lot 65 acres 300, Pierce lot 20 acres 300 8 22 

NEW YORK, N. Y. 

Mull, Walter B. 

house 250, barn 50, home place 44 acres 200 6 85 

LEVERETT. 

Fitts, Rufus -------- 

land 15 acres 80 ■ - - - - 1 10 

NO. DANA. 

Powers, Orin __-.___ 

land 150 acres 500 - - - - - - 6 85 

Crawford and Tyler .-._-. 

Morgan lot 75 acres 350 - - - - 4 80 



8 


22 


2 


74 


2 06 


2 


74 




76 


1 


03 


5 


48 


19 


60 




82 


1 


37 



u 

NAMES AND VALUATION. Tax 

Tyler, E. P. 

land 54 acres 200, Humes lot 27 acres 270 
Lincoln, William B. --_--_ 

land 100 acres 1000 - - - - 

Doubleday, Lewis ------- 

land 8 acres 50 ----- - 

Lindsey, F. H. 

land 40 acres 100 -..-.. 
Recor, Joseph ------- 

land 45 acres 125 - 
Doubleday, Lucius ------- 

land 28 acres 250 ------ 

Recor and Carey ------- 

land 30 acres 100 ------ 

Lincoln, Geo. W. 

land 70 acres 500 - 
Brown, J. IS. (estate) ------ 

land 4 acres 25 ----- - 

Hall, James A. - - 

machinery 600, house 6<>0, barn 100, small house 50, mill 

2i/00, boiler and engine house 50, boiler, engine and brick- 
work 650, land 4 acres 150 ----- 
Woods, James F. ------- 

shop 50 ------ - 

Woods and Lincoln ------- 

Lindsey place 95 acres 250, mountain lot 8 acres 40 
Berry, Munroe ------- 

house 225, barn 75, home place 106 acres 500 

WARE. 

Blair, Mrs. Francis --.---- 

land 15 acres 50 - - - - - - (19 

HARD WICK. 

Paige, Geo. D. ------- 

land 60 acres 200 2 74 

Paige, B. F. 

Stacy place 120 acres 2000 - • - - - - 27 40 

MILLERS FALLS. 

Bartlett, Eunice -------- 

land 10 acres 60 82 

BOSTON. 

Drinkwater, Charlotte - - - 

land 20 acres 200 - - - - - 2 74 

WINCHENDON. 

Young, Charles C - 

house 175, barn 100, shed 25 home place 27 acres 350 - 8 91 

PLYMOUTH, N. H. 

Spear, Seavea ------- 

horse 55, 5 cows 175, 2 two-year-olds 30, 15 fowl 6, house 

100, barn 100, home place 68 acres 400 - - - 11 86 

EAST BROOKFIELD. 

Howe, Julia A. ------- 

house 100, barn 75, home place 89 acres 700 - - 11 99 



5 


07 


13 


70 




69 


1 


37 


1 


71 


3 


43 


1 


37 


6 


85 




34 


57 


54 




69 


3 


97 


10 


96 



15 
NAMES AND VALUATION, Tax 

HARTFORD, CONN. 

Stacy, Ianthia B. - 

house 225, barn 100, home place 69 acres 600 12 67 

LIST OF PERSONS EXEMPT FEOM TAXATION MAY 1, 1899, 

Russell. Mrs. Abigail ------ 

real estate ------- 500 

Cong. Church Society ------ 

church 600, house 700, barn 200, land 11 acres 500 - 2000 

Abbott, Maiy ------- 

real estate - - - - -, - - 500 

Moore, Asa -------- 

house 200, barn 100, mill 100, home place 14 acres 150 550 

Titus, Mrs. Elsie ------- 

real estate ------- 500 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. 

real estate ------- 500 

Stone, Mrs. Lucy ------- 

real estate ------- 500 

Wetherell, Willard A. ----- - 

house 200, hen house 25, home place 5 acres 25 - - 250 

White, Ellis 

real estate - - 500 

White, Mrs. Ellis - - - - - - - 

real estate ------- 500 

Wheelock, Mrs. Dexter ------ 

house 100, barn 50, home place 7 acres 75 - 225 

Pierce, Mrs. EJ. E. ------- 

real estate - - - - - - - 500 

Gilbert, ( harlotte F. ------ 

houso 400, barn 25, land 1 acre 50 - 475 

Whitakei, Mrs. Nelson ------ 

Titus lot 30 acres 300 - - - - - 300 

H askins, Mrs. Mason on estate ----- 299.39 
Hannum. Mrs. Park on estate ----- 408 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Number of residents assessed on property - - 114 
Number of non-residents assessed on property - 72 

Number of persons assessed on property - 209 

Number of persons assessed for poll tax only - 29 

Total number of persons assessed - 238 

Number of polls ------ 117 

Tax on each poll -- $177 

Value of assessed personal estate $ 23,220 00 

Value of real estate excluding land 44,360 00 

Value of real estate excluding'buil dings - 93,230 00 

Total valuation Mav 1st, 1899 160,810 00 



16 

TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES 
INCLUDING OVERLAYINGS. 

On personal estate 318 18 

On real estate 1885 24 

On polls 207 09 

Total 2410 51 

Rate per $1000 - 13 70 

Number of horses assessed 138 

cows 298 

sheep 38 

neat cattle other than cows - 136 

swine ------- 37 

dwelling houses 104 

acres of land 10,929 

fowls 660 

Value of fowls 264 00 

WALTER M. WAUGH,^ Assessors 
SILAS WHITAKER. V of 
HENRY M. HASKINS, )Prescott. 



REPORT of the SELECTMEN 

For the Year 1899=1900. 



To the Citizens of Prescott, 

The Selectmen present the following report: 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS. 

William M. Pratt $48 00 

George H. Upton 48 00 

Marcus E. Vaughn 48 00 

Willard A. Witherall 48 00 

Maria E. Wetherall 48 00 

William M. Tourtellott 32 00 

John D. Stone 38 00 



TOWN OFFICERS. 
Paid Henry L. Berry, janitor, 1899 $2 00 

W. F. Wendemuth, supt. of schools 50 00 

F. N. Pierce, treasurer 30 00 

F. N. Pierce, register 3 00 

Silas Whitaker, services as selectman, overseer of 

poor, assessor and register 29 25 

If. M. Raskins, services as selectman, assessor, 

overseer of poor and register 32 55 

Walter M. Waugh, services as selectman, assessor, 



overseer 


of poor, register 






51 00 


J. D. Barnes. 


.ballot clerk. Nov. 7, 1899 






1 50 


H. C. Powers 




u a 






1 50 


W. H. Pierce 


, auditor 








5 00 


D. T. Pierce, 


sealer, 1899*1900 
TOWN FARM ACCOUNT- 


-Cr. 


3 00 






Received by rent of Town 


Farm pasture 






$18 00 


Received by sale < 


of grass 


Dr. 






34 45 






Paid ILL. Freeman, for 


labor repairing 


town 


farm 


fence 










6 38 


112 lbs. wire 










3 64 


2 lbs. staples 










10 



$310 00 



$208 80 



$52 45 



#10 12 



18 

FREEMAN FARM ACCOUNT— Cr. 
Received of Stephen Wyatt, for use of farm $45 00 

Received from sale of shingles to B. C. Abbott 1 87 

Dr. 
Paid II. M. Haskins, for laying 4225 shingles 
Geo. H. Lawrence, for 5000 shingles 
Geo. L. Hunter, for paper, glass and paint 
W. M. Wangh, for hauling shingles 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid B. C. Abbott, for posting town warrants 
Orange Savings Bank, note and interest 
D. L. Crandall, for bill heads 
Cash for revenue stamps and account book 
J. D. Barrus, Inspector of meat, 18!'^ 
H. C. Shaw, sealer of weights and measures for 

1898 
Stephen Witt, M. D„ aid for S. Wyatt and family 
D. L. Crandall, for printing town reports 
Mason W. Haskins, estate, for inspection of meat 

B. C. Abbott, collector of taxes for 1898 
" " for tax bill* and book 

Orange Enterprise and Journal for auction posters 
II. M. Haskins, for mowing brush in town house 

yard and Fish cemetery 
County tax 

Interest at Orange Savings bank 
F. N. Pierce, for library appropriation 
Stephen Witt, M. D., aid for S. H. Wyatt 
Orange Savings bank, interest on note 
Note and interest of L. E. Moore 
State tax 

District court expenses, S. H. Wyatt 
W. M. Wangh, postage and stationery 
F. N. Pierce, postage and express 
W. F. Wendeinnth, taking school census 
F. N. Pierce, meeting town clerks 

" " justice fees 

" '* recording deaths, births and marriages 3 10 
J. D. Barnes, inspecting meat, 1899 1 80 

C. W. Berry, going with hearse and making re- 



$46 87 



6 


12 


11 


00 


3 


95 


2 


00 


4 


50 


705 


ut; 


1 


00 


1 


50 


5 


85 


:; 


00 


22 


00 


22 


00 


o 



15 


45 


00 


3 


On 


5 1 


50 


2 


70 


319 


41 


4 


16 


30 


00 


32 


2b 


16 


25 


301 


50 


90 


00 


16 


11 


2 


21 


9 


75 


8 


00 


4 


00 


4 


00 



19 

turns 14 00 

Assessors abatements fl2 43 



RECAPITULATION. 




Paid support of poor 


$293 21 


town officers 


• 208 SO 


town farm expense 


HO 12 


Freeman farm expense 


23 07 


State aid 


310 00 


Support of schools 


1566 67 


Repairs on highways and bridges 


673 56 


Snow bills, spring of '99 


363 66 


Miscellaneous account 


1689 23 



$1689 23 



$5138 32 



' RESOURCES. 

Due from Collector of 1899 $151 81 

" State, State aid 334 00 

" " Chapter 408, Acts '99 5 00 

•< " " 498, Acts '97 220 00 

Cash in hand of Treasurer 1046 91 

Dae from John Hunt, sale of grass 14 25 

" E. M. Fisher, " 4 20 

" city of Chicopee, aid to S. H. Wyatt 32 25 



$2108 42 

LIABILITIES. 

B. C. Abbott, collector for 1899 48 00 

Orange Savings bank 6 50 

Support of N. M. Hon- 50 00 

" Lucy Rider 22 75 

Henry M. Grover, inspector of cattle 10 00 

$780 75 

Balance in favor of town $1327 67 

WALTER M. WAUGH, ^ Selectmen 
SILAS WHITAKER, } of 

HENRY M. HASKINS, ) Prescott. 



REPORT OF 

OVERSEERS of the POOR. 



Paid town of Ludlow, aid to N. M. Hon- 52 00 

support of Lucy Rider lti<» 21 

town of Belchertown, aid to Mrs. Warren Gibbs 8 50 
E. H. Moore, for casket for Jared To! man 13 ^<> 

W. H. Clark, M. 1)., medical attendance to Alma 

Dunlap 58 00 

$293 21 

Received from State for support of Alma Dunlap 
" " casket for Jared Tohnan 

" " support of Lucy Rider 



Net cost of poor 

WALTER M. WAUGH, 
SILAS WHITAKER, 
HENRY M. HASKINS, 




ANNUAL REPORT 
of the 

Board of Road Commissioners 

For the Year 1899=1900. 



F. J. Fields 


$47 85 


William Dickey 


33 90 


E. D. Vaughn 


28 73 


Geo. H. Upton 


15 90 


Jerry Rivers 


131 30 


W.O.Miller 


13 50 


W. M. Waugh, self and team 


38 90 


Wm. Thrasher 


63 50 


E. M. Fisher 


7 40 


Fred M. Thrasher, self and team 


79 30 


C. W.'Shattuck 


1 00 


Myron Moore 


70 


Cost of repairs on highways 





MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT. 




Cash paid for oil, powder and pick-handle 


90 


Freight bill 


38 


Geo. L. Hunter/ repairs 


70 


Cash paid for dynamite 


5 00 


Geo. A. Allen, castings for road scraper 


12 25 


Orange Hardware Co., two hammers 


2 07 


W. M. Whipple, spikes 


2 62 


J. N. Shaw, repairs 


80 


W. A. Moore, drills 


2 48 


Cash for spikes and sharpening drills 


80 


REPAIRS ON BRIDGES IN 1899. 




Geo. H. Upton 


5 85 


Wm. Thrasher 


8 85 


Andrew Johnson 


50 


Win. Dickey 


7 05 



— $461 98 



$28 00 



22 

W. H. Pierce 42 87 

W. M. Waugh and team 23 95 

Jonn Vanstone 1 81 

W. O. Miller 10 95 

C. P. Harrington 35 37 

J. E. White 2 76 

Fred N. Pierce 1 50 

James Brown 6 40 

Lucy Stone 3 62 

C. G- Haskins 3 75 

J. L. Hamilton 1 50 

Fred N. Thrasher and team 23 85 

" " for lumber 3 00 



$183 58 

Total cost of repairs on highways and bridges $673 56 

Snow bills of spring of 1899 $363 66 

The Koad Commissioners report that guide boards are maintained 

at the following places: Near Whiting's mill, near M. F. Brown's, 

near J. M. Harrington's, near lanthia Brown's, near Samuel Thresher's, 

near J. N. Hamilton's, near school house No. 3, near L. L. .Johnson's, 

near Bobbin ville four corners, Dear W. H. Pierce's, near Dr. Clark's, 

near John Berry's, near Asa Moore's, near D. T. Pierce'-, near North 

Prescott. 

W. M. WAUGH, I Road 

F. M. THRESHER, < Commissioners. 



TREASURER'S REPORT, 



Of the Town of Prescott fot 1899. 



MONTHLY STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS OF 

FOR 1899. 
1899. 

Feb. 18 Received the balance from settlement 
Mar. 6 Received State Treasurer 

6 Received collector 
13 Received rent of Freeman farm 
13 Received W. F. Wendemuth school 

money overdrawn 
23 Received collector 
April 14 Received town of Chicopee on acct. of 
Wyatt family 

29 Received collector 
May 6 Received J. E. White for the old benches 

and seats from town hall 
13 Received state treasurer 
27 Received state treasurer education of 

children under charge of Board of 

Lunacy and Charity, 

30 Received Orange Savings Bank 
June 9 Received collector 

23 Rent on Freeman farm 
10 Received Orange Savings Bank 
July 1 Received grass on town farm 

7 Received Orange Savings Bank 
22 Received state treasurer, ins. of animals 

Aug. 15 Received collector 

19 Received " 
Sept. 1 Received " 

16 Received . " 

16 Received state treasurer 

16 Received rent on Freeman farm 
Oct. 6 Received collector 



F TREASURER 


$1401 28 


42 


71 


101 


84 


11 


25 


2 


15 


55 


42 


22 


00 


22 


54 


2 


00 


• 41 


79 


35 


00 


100 


00 


17 


44 


11 


25 


450 


00 


1 


10 


100 00 


4 


50 


170 37 


150 


00 


245 


45 


200 00 


42 


25 


11 


25 


110 90 



24 

26 Received state treasurer, burial state 

pauper 

Nov. 4 Received collector 

7 Received state treasurer 

30 Received L. E. Moore, borrowed mouey 

30 Received collector 

Dec. 6 Received " 

11 Received state treasurer, corporation tax 

11 Received National bank tax 

11 Received income Mass. school fund 

11 Received state aid Chap. 301, Acts 1894 

11 Received tuition of children in small 

schools 

21 Received collector 
1900. 

Jan. 11 Received dog fund 

12 Received collector 

27 Received rent on Freeman farm 
29 Received state treasurer for support of 

state paupers 

29 Received income Mass. school fund 

30 Received collector 
Feb. 3 Received " 

3 Received II. M. Haskins, note and inter- 
est . 
7 Received state treasurer 
7 Received Fred Abbott,,two terms for one 

child 
7 Received for hay sold on town farm 
16 Received collector 

16 Received VV. M. Waugh for sale of shin- 
gles from Freeman place 
16 Received from H. L. Freeman rent 
town farm pasture 

$6185 23 

MONTHLY STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES FOR 1899. 



Feb. 


25 


Raid selectmen's orders 


Mar. 


4 


n a 




6 


U it 




17 


a -i 




21 


Paid note and interest 



13 


50 


115 


13 


39 


46 


300 00 


114 


86 


16 


06 


2 


05 


64 72 


300 


00 


240 


00 


49 


00 


181 


23 


60 


44 


95 


00 


11 


25 


58 


00 


494 


38 


135 


66 


146 


88 


13 


48 


42 


71 


6 


00 


2 


00 


311 


06 


1 


87 


18 


00 


ES F 


OR 


24 


00 


4 50 


11 


45 


174 


11 



'c y 



ings Bank 705 06 



25 

24 Paid selectmen's orders 4 25 

24 " " 24 00 

April 1 " " 2 50 

1 " <<< 167 04 

I Paid Orange Enterprise for printing 

town reports 22 00 

1 Paid Dr. S. Witt for medical attend- 
ance on Wyatt family 22 00 
1 Paid selectmen's orders 3 00 
8 " " 52 00 

41 79 
3 15 
9 23 

5 85 
24 00 

6 12 
11 00 
11 06 

3 50 

55 74 

184 75 

24 00 

115 85 

3 " " ' 13 50 

5 " " 45 00 

16 " " 394 09 

20 " " 5 00 

24 " " 32 00 
30 " " 7 40 

July 1 " " 24 45 

1 '-' " 47 58 

8 Paid Orange Hardware for hammer 1 06 

8 Paid selectmen's orders 42 25 

25 " " 4 35 

25 " " 17 95 

26 . " 3 00 
29 " " 28 00 

Aug. 5 Paid interest on note at Orange Savings 

Bank 4 16 

5 Paid selectmen's orders 3 04 

II " " 12 25 
26 " " 28 00 

Sept. 2. ' ." " 40 87 





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u 




22 


a 


a 




26 


a 


a 




29 


it 


a 




29 


a 


a 


May 


6 


a 


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6 


.( 


a 




6 


it 


u 




9 


ii 


u 




18 


a 


tt 




20 


a 


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27 


a 


a 


June 


3 


n 


it 



% 





2 


it (t 






3 00 




2 


< a 






2 


00 




8 


ii a 






33 


50 




8 


Paid Orange Hardware Co. for harm 


mer 










and handle 






1 


01 




26 


Paid selectmen's orders 






6 


24 




30 


a a 






28 00 


Oct. 


3 


a a 






18 01 




3 


a a ■ 






23 


85 




5 


Paid County tax 






319 


41 




7 


Paid selectmen's orders 






38 


76 




7 


Paid Orange Enterprise & Journal 


for 










posters 






1 


50 




7 


Paid H. M. Haskins for cemetery 


wor 


•k 


2 


70 




26 


Paid selectmen's orders 






39 


46 




26 


i. a 






27 


63 




28 


a a 






24 


00 


Nov. 


4 


a a 






7 


04 




4 


a a- 






58 00 




16 


a a 






496 


25 




23 


a a 






44 55 




24 


a a 






10 


00 




30 


a a 






89 


15 




30 


a a 






24 00 


Dec. 


11 


Paid state tax 






90 


00 




16 


Note and intere&t to L. E. Moore 






301 


50 


1900. 


16 


Paid selectmen's orders 






2 


48 


Jan. 


3 


Paid selectmen's orders 








91 


Feb. 


3 
3 
3 
3 
27 
3 
3 

3 
3 

3 
17 

18 


a a 
a a 
,i a 

a a 
a i. 

Paid Orange Savings Bank interest 
Paid District Court at Northampton in 

Wyatt case 
Paid selectmen's orders 
Paid Dr. S. Witt, attendance on Wyatt 

family 
Paid selectmen's orders 
Paid labor, wire and staples for fence 

on town farm 
Paid selectmen's orders 

Cash on hand to balance 


24 00 
42 71 

29 13 

30 00 
26 00 
16 25 

16 11 
1 81 

32 25 

483 00 

10 12 
268 09 

<8»K 1QQ SO 






1046 91 



FRED N. PEIRCE, Treasurer. 



REPORT OF THE 
SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

For the Year 1899=1900. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand from last year [$501 13 

Town appropriation 600 00 

Income from Mass. school fund 494 38 

Income from dog fund 60 44 
Received from Fred Abbott, tuition for Bessie Abbott 6 00 

Received from state reimbursement by Chapter 496, 

Acts of 1898 35 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid teachers' salaries $992 00 

fo4fuel 57 58 

for care of fires and rooms 27 00 



- $1696 95 



$1076 58 



Balance $620 37 

Paid teachers in anticipation of state reimbursement by 

Chapter 498, Acts of 1897 320 00 

Received on above , 100 00 

Balance due the town from Commonwealth $220 00 

Paid town of Athol, High school tuition in anticipa- 
tion of State reimbursement by Chap. 496, Sec. 3, 
Acts of 1898 38 00 

Paid town of New Salem, do 25 00 

Received on the above 

Balance due the town from Commonwealth 
Town appropriation for text books and supplies 
Balance from last year 

Expended 

Balance $48 n 



. — 


$63 00 




33 00 




$30 00 


100 00 




19 46 






$119 46 






71 35 



Balance on hand for repairs 
Expended 

Balance 
Balance on hand for mileage 
Expended 

Balance 

ITEMS OF EXPENSE. 

FOR, TEACHERS. 

Paid Jennie M. Horr for 32 weeks 

Margaret J. Fitzpatrick for 32 weeks 
Waldo H. Pierce foi* 32 weeks 
Hattie M. Bliss for 21 weeks 
Fannie M. Gould for 10 weeks 
Lura L. Berry for 11 weeks 
Mary A. Fitzpatrick for 11 weeks 
Fannie H. Wheeler for 11 weeks 



61 


46 


9 


92 


30 


50 


2-4 00 



$51 54 



$6 50 



$192 00 
197 50 
202 50 
126 00 

65 00 
71 50 

66 00 

71 50 
9$92 00 



FOR TEACHERS BY CHAP. 498, ACTS OF 1897. 



Paid Jennie M. Horr for 32 weeks . 
Margaret J. Fitzpatrick 32 weeks 
Waldo H. Pierce for 32 weeks 
Hattie M. Bliss for 21 weeks 
Fannie M. Gould for 10 weeks 
Lura L. Berry for 11 weeks 
Mary A. Fitzpatrick for 11 weeks 
Fannie H. Wheeler for 11 weeks 

FOR FUEL. 

Paid A. D. Paige for 1 cord wood 
W. M. Wangh, 5 cords wood 
A. D. Reed, for 6 1-2 cords wood 
for kindling at sundry times 

FOR CARE OF FIRES AND ROOMS. 

Paid for No. 1 house, 3 terms 



No. 


2 


a 


3 


No. 


3 


tt 


3 


No. 


4 


u 


3 


No. 


5 


a 


3 



$64 00 
64 00 
64 00 
42 00 

20 00 

22 00 

22 00 

22 00 
$320 00 

$4 25 

21 25 
27 63 

4 45 

$57 58 

5 40 
5 40 
5 40 
5 40 
5 40 



Price paid for the different terms as follows: Spring 
.25; Fall, 11 weeks, $1.65; Winter, 11 weeks, $2.50. 

FOR TEXT BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 



$27 00 
10 week*, 



29 



Paid Ginn & Co 

American Book Co 
Geo. F. King & Co 
G. L. Hunter 

E. E. Babb & Co 
Express and freight on above 
Postage, etc 

FOR REPAIRS. 

Paid F. J. Field, repairs on flag rope 
W- H. Pierce, for repairs at No. 4 
" " timber for No. 1 

H. W. Abbott, for repairs at No. 1 
H. I. Shaw, for book cupboard, etc., at No. 1 

F. E. Davis, for 2 stove dampers 
CD. Haskell & (Jo., for glass and putty 
W. F. Wendemuth, labor at sundry times 

FOR MILEAGE. 

Paid Silas Whitaker for 19 weeks 
W. F. Wendemuth for 29 weeks 

FOR HIGH SCHOOL TUITION. 

Paid Athol, tuition Ethel and Alden Spear 
New Salem, tuition Arthur Barrus 

Paid treasurer, money overdrawn 

Total expenditures 

Due from New Salem, for tuition of Stacy children 27 00 

Due from Commonwealth by Chap. 496, Sec. 8, Acts 

of 1898 (about) 16 00 

BOOK ACCOUNT. 

Estimated value, Feb. 17, 1899 $190 56 

Books purchased 51 47 



5 60 




1 20 




3 01 




52 23 




1 90 




2 20 


$71 35 


50 




65 




75 




50 




5 00 




20 




42 




1 90 


$9 92 


9 50 




14 50 


$24 00 


38 00 




25 00 


$36 00 




1 82 




$1566 67 



Estimated loss bv use 



$242 03 
50 00 

$192 03 



Estimated value Feb. 17, 1900 

ROLL OF HONOR. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE THREE TERMS. 

Annis Stacy, Oscar Stacy, Bernice Stacy. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE TWO TERMS . 

Harold Peirce, Cora White, Flossie White, Clarence Peirce, Gratis 
Prouty, Daisy Reed, Mary Reed, Arthur Sturtevant, Ida Waugh, Myr- 



30 
tie Thrasher. Floy Brown, Ernest Cashing, Merle Brown. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE ONE TERM. 

Jesse Haskins, Alfred Haskins, Willis Shaw, Lucy Shaw, Ruby 
Thrasher, Carrie Cowan, Esther Thrasher, John Horr, George Hon*, 
Frank Sturtevant, Helen Reed, Guy Reecl, Etta Upton, Charlie Mitch 
elj, Harry Waugh. 
Number of children between the ages of 5 and 15, Sept. 

1, 1899 67 

Number of children between the ages of 7 and 14, Sept. 

1, 1899 50 

Total enrollment during the year 69 

Under 5 vears ot age 1 

Over 15 years of age 3 

REMARKS. 

There have been thirty-two weeks of school the past year, divided 
into three terms, one of ten, and two of eleven weeks each. 

Considerable absence has been caused by sickness, but aside from 
this, the attendance has been good, and the schools all close the year in 
good condition. 

G. T. Fletcher, agent of the Mass. Board of Education, visited our 
schools in the Fall term. At his request we have caused to be inserted 
in the warrant for the annual town meeting, an article dealing with the 
matter of forming with other towns, a district for the employment of a 
school superintendent. 

The law of 1898 requires the school committee to take the school 
census in September of each year, instead of the assessors taking it in 
May as heretofore. The work was done this year by W. F. Wende- 
muth. 

We were very sorry to lose Miss Gould, our oldest teacher in point 
of service, at the close of the Spring term, she having taken a school in 
Dana, but were very fortunate in filling" her place with Mis Berry, who 
is a very successful teacher of long experience. We would recommend 
that $500 be appropriated for schools, $100 for text books and supplies, 
and $50 for repairs and painting. 

For the School Committee, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Supt. of Schools. 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

W. M. Waugh, term expires 1902 

W. F. Wendemuth, chairman, " 1991 

Mrs. Hattie V. Whipple, secretary " 1900 

TRTTJANT OFFICERS. 

Pert C. Abbott Andrew Johnson 



31 



Summary of Attendance. 





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14.5 


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$24 


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2d term 


15 


15 


14.55 


Jennie M. Hon* 


24 


11 








3d term 


14 


13.17 


12.7 


Waldo H. Peiree 


24 


11 








No. 2 


















1st term 


13 


11.42 


11.16 


Margaret J. Fitzpatrick 


24 


10 


1 





2d term 


12 


9 97 


8.7 


Margaret J. Fitzpatrick 


24 


11 





1 


3d term 


12 


8.7 


7.2 


Mary A. Fitzpatrick 


24 


11 





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1st term 


13 


13 


11.6 


Fannie M. Gould 


26 


10 








2d term 


16 


14.33 


13.68 


Laura L. Berry 


26 


11 








3d term 


16 


10.57 


8.34 


Margaret J. Fitzpatrick 


26 


11 








NO. 4 


















1st term 


13 


11.6 


11.33 


Waldo H. Pierce 


26 


10 





1 


2d term 


8 


7.43 


6.63 


Waldo H. Pierce 


26 


11 





1 


3d term 


10 


8.5 


8.1 


Fannie H. Wheeler 


26 


11 








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1st term 


7 


6.9 


6.9 


Hattie M. Bliss 


24 


10 








2d term 


1 


10.25 


10.05 


Hattie M. Bliss 


24 


11 








3d term 


10 


9 


8 


Jennie M. Hon* 


21 


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REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES 

OF THE 

Prescott Free Public Library. 



At the close of the ninth year since its formation, the Trustees of 
the Prescott Free Public Library present the following report. 

The Library continues to be well patronized, and is a source of 
much information, and a center of interest to our people. Among the 
books added to the Library the past year are two of especial interest in 
vie v of the struggle now pending in South Africa, viz: "Oom Paul's 
People" and "White Man's Africa." The following will be in- 
teresting as bearing upon the Spanish War. "Rough Riders" by Roose- 
velt, " '98 campaign of the 6th Mass. U. S. V." "The Expedition to 
the Philippines," "Work of the Mass. Volunteer Aid Association," 
"Admiral George Dewey." The list includes 20 volumes of Abbott's 
histories, which are proving very popular in other towns, and are a 
source of much valuable information in very readable form. The two 
most popular stories of the day are also included in the pu: chases this 
year, viz: "David Ilarum" and "Richard Carvel." 

The Woman's Education Association of Boston, has several sets of 
pictures illustrating the Spanish war, which are being loaned to the 
smaller towns for exhibition purposes, and we hope to be able to secure 
one consisting of 127 pictures and maps early the present year. 

Miss Sohier, of the State Library Commission, has purchased for 
us again this year such books as were added to the Library by purchase. 
Through her influence also, we have received from the Commission a 
donation of 50 volumes. The Commonwealth has donated 8 volumes, 
and the Mass. Volunteer Aid Association one. 

The total number of bound volumes now in the Library and cata- 
logued, is 1300. Besides these the Library contains many public docu- 
ments and reports and Mass. law books. The total number of books 
added to the Library during the year, is 108, of which 8 are public doc- 
uments and reporls. The total number of books taken out of the 
Library during the year, was 774. A catalogue supplement will be 
found printed with this report. 



33 

Henry L. Berry will serve as Librarian another year 
The trustees whose term of service expires March, 1900, are H. W. 
Abbott and J. M. Aiken. 

STATEMENT OF EECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand from last year $4 95 

Town appropriation 30 00 

Sale of catalogues and fines 63 

$35 58 



EXPENDITURES. 




Printing catalogue supplement 


2 42 


Purchase of books 


20 00 


Librarian's salary 


10 00 


Postage and supplies 


26 



$32 68 

Balance on hand $2 90 

For the Trustees, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. 
Prescott, Feb. 26, 1900. 



AUDITORS REPORT. 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

This certifies that I have examined the accounts and vouchers of 
the several individuals and boards of officers that have charge of the 
collection and disbursement of the funds of the town of Prescott and 
find them as follows: 

1 find the collection of the tax of 1898 completed and paid to the 
Treasurer except the sum of $6.96. it being the tax on four polls that 
the Collector has been unable to find and which the Assessors intended 
to reunite before this settlement but neglected to do so. 

B. C. Abbott, Collector of Taxes, 1899. 
Amount of assessment for 1899 

" paid treasurer to Feb. 16, 1900 on assess- 
ment 
Interest on same 

Balance due on 1899 assessment 
Interest due to Feb. 16, 1900 

ROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

I find there has been paid out on account of 

snow bills $363 66 

On acct. of repairs of highways 489 98 

" " bridges 183 58 





$2410 50 


$1970 78 




21 14 




— 


1,991 92 


489 72 




12 09 


1*1 81 



1,037 22 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



W. F. Wendemuth, Superintendent of Schools. 

Drawn from the treasury the sum of $1,566 67 

Expended for support of schools $1,178 65 

Cash on hand to pay for schools not closed 388 02 

1,566 67 



35 



TRUSTEES OP PUBLIC LIBRARY. 






Balance from last year 


$4 95 




Fines 


63 




Town appropriation 


30 00 


$35 58 






Expended 




32 68 


Balance 


2 90 


TOWN TREASURER. 






The Treasurer's accounts show that he has re- 






ceived from all sources 




$6,185 23 


Paid Selectmen's orders and approved bills 


$3,701 94 




State tax 


90 00 




County tax 


319 41 




Treasurer's notes. 


1,000 00 




Interest 


26 97 




Cash to balance 


1,046 91 


&K 1SK 93 



I find that there are notes due the Orange Savings Bank of $650, 
borrowed in anticipation of taxes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALDO H. PIERCE, Auditor. 

Prescott, Feb. 17, 1900. 



THE 



VALUATION and TAXES 



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OFFICIAL REPORTS 



OF THE— 



Town of Prescott, 



For the Year 



1901=02. 



ATHOL, MASS., 
Printed by the Athol Transcript Co., 20 to 26 Exchange St. 

1902. 



VALUATION AND TAXES 



■OF THE— 



TOWN OF PRESCOTT 

MAY 1st, 1901. 



NAMES AND VALUATION 2- Tax 



Abbott, Milo W. 1 

horse 40, cow 20, house 460, barn 75, shed 25, home place 
65a 800, 19 63 

Abbott, Harry W. 1 

2 yearlings 25, 2 SI 
Abbott, Bert C. 1 

horse 65, cow 25, yearling 12, house 125, barn 75, home place 

30a 250, 8 91 

Abbott, Charles J. 1 

horse 40, cow 15, yearling 15, house 400. barn 150, home 
place 80a 1000, Egypt lot 10a 75, 23 19 

Aiken, John F. 1 

3 horses 150, 14 cows 420, 5 swine 60, house 350, barn 275, 

horse barn 75, home place 78a 1365, sprout lot 8a 175, 38 01 

Aiken, James M. 1 

2 horses 100, 9 cows 270, 5 yearlings 100, 90 fowls 35, house 
450, barn 200, horse barn 100, home place 78a 1000, 30 19 

Aiken, Mabel, [estate] 

land 55a 275, 3 44 

Aiken, Frank B. 1 

horse 25, 2 31 

Andrews, Fred N. [estate] 

house 250, barn 75, home place la 50, 4 69 

Ashton, Geo. A. , 1 

horse 50, barn 75, home place la 50, 4 69 

Ashton, Geo. A. 1 

horse 50, 30 fowls 12, 2 78 

Amsden, Charles 1 2 00 

Allen, Roswell H. 1 

2 oxen 140, horse 35, 10 cows 250,5 two-year-olds 100, year- 
ling 15, 6 sheep 18, 2 swine 16, house 700, barn 400, store 
house 75, shed 50, carriage house 100, home place 102a 
3000, Piper lot 7a 75, Cleveland lot 25a 300, Blackmer lot 8a 
15. Hyde lot 7a 50. 08 74 



NAMES AND VALUATION. O Tax 



Allen, Geo. F. 1 

3 horses 150, colt 25, 11 cows 300, 2 two-year-olds 32, 28 
sheep 80, 2 swine 25, 10 fowls 4, house 350, barn 275, shed 
50, home place 120a 1550, 37 51 

B 

Barnes, James D. 1 

2 oxen 130, horse 30, 10 cows 250, two-year-old 22, yearling 
13, 10 fowls 4, house 100, barn 850, home place 83a 110<», 
Woods lot 10a 125, 28 55 

Barnes, Herbert 1 2 00 

Barnes, Ally 1 

horse 40, 2 50 

Barrows, Hiram H. 1 

horse 25, 5 cows 140 house 150, barn 75, home place 54a 400, 11 87 
Berry, John 

house 200, barn 200, shed 50, cider mill 50, home place 51a 

250, old place 50a 300, 13 13 

Berry, Henry L. 1 

cow 20, 2 25 

Berry, Charles W. 1 

3 horses 150, 8 cows 240, 2 yearlings 27, 3 swine 38, 20 
fowls 8, house 200, 2 barns 350, shed 25, home place 95a 

1000, 27 48 

Brown, Lillie S. F. 

cow 20, yearling 12, house 250, barn 175, shed 25, home 

place 70a 400, 11 04 

Brown, Arthur 1 2 00 

Brown, James 2 

3 horses 250, 13 cows 325, 2 two-year-olds 40, house 175, 
barn 400. home place 105a 1575, 38 57 

Brown, Marshall F. 1 

horse 25, 4 cows 120, 3 yearlings 50, 12 fowls 4, steam-mill 
800, house 30w, barn 150, saw-mill 50, Powers barn 100, 
home place 52a 200, Stone lot 18a 125, Vaughan lot 23a 100, 
Little lot 50a 100, R. R. lot 6a 50, Gibbs lot 2 l-2a 10, Grey 
lot 30a 125, Powers place 170a 300, 34 62 

Brown & Simons 

land 12a 200, 2 50 

Blinn, Homer 1 

horse 10, 2 13 

Bigelow, Lawson 1 2 0<> 

Barber, R. H. 1 2 00 

c 

Coin son, John 1 

horse 40, cow 25, yearling 12, house 250. barn 150, home 
place 8a 125, King lot 12a 50, 10 16 

Clark, Rodolphus C. 1 

Smith lot 7a 25, Egypt lot 10a 15, 2 50 

Clark, Mrs. L. P. 

2 horses 75, 2 colts 75, 4 cows 110, yearling 15, house 700, 

barn 400, shed 50, home place 130a 1700, Webber lot 6a 50, 39 69 

Clark, Walter A. 1 

horse 40, house 350, barn 100, shed 50, horse barn 50, home 
place 43a 600, 16 88 



NAMES AND VALUATION. £ Tax 



Cowan, John F. 1 

2 horses 100, 8 cows 240, 2 barns 250, home place 70a 800, 19 38 

Crossett, Mrs. L. 

house and store 700, barn 100, 10 00 

Currier, Frank J. 1 

2 horses 125, 4 cows 80, 2 swine 25, 10 fowls 4, hen house 
30, Haskins house 25, Haskins barn 25, Johnson lot 18a 50, 
Flaskins lot 20a 200, Haskins and Johnson lot la 25, C G. 
Haskins land 8a 125, 10 93 

Cadrett, Andrew 1 

house 150, barn 50, shop 25, home place 48a 125, Downing" 
lot 6a 35, 6 81 

Chase, A. H. 

house 125, barn 50 ; home place 57a 150, 4 06 

ID 

Davis, Samuel, [estate] 

house 400, barn 275, Holden house 100, H olden barn 25, 

home place 104a 1600, Holden land 4a 75, 30 94 

Dickey, William 1 2 00 

Dickey, Mrs. William 

2 oxen 85, horse 40, cow 25, two-year-old 20, house 160, 

barn 75, home place 50a 250, 8 07 

Drury, Henry 1 2 00 

Field, Frank J. 1 

house 175, 2 barns 125, home place 45a 575, 12 94 

Fisher, Erwin M. 1 

2 horses 125, 3 cows 85^ house 25, barn 50, home place 54a 
325, 9 63 

Fulton, Robert 1 2 00 

Fogg. M. B. 1 

2 cows 45, 2 56 

Or 
Grey, Chester H, 1 

house 275, barn 100, home place 55a 575, 13 88 

Grout, Charles H. 1 

2 horses 150, 3 88 
Groves-, Henry N. 1 

3 horses 125, cow 30, yearling 15, swine 15, 4 31 
Gross, Erastus F. [estate] 

house 200, barn zOO, 2 sheds 50, home place 110a 800, 15 63 

Gross, Austin B. 1 

2 horses 100, 6 cows 150, two-year-old 20, 5 yearlings 60, 2 

swine 12, 6 28 

Grout, Mrs. Albert 

house 225, barn 175, shed 25, home place 75a 800, 15 31 

Hamilton, Prank W. i 2 00 

Hamilton, Joseph N. 

house 50, barn 200, home place 69a 600, sprout lot 9a 75, 11 56 

H annum, Park [estate] 

house 100, barn 125, corn barn 40, home place 62a 800, 

Shaw lot 20a 250, [exempt 438] 10 97 

H annum, Austin P. 1 

3 horses 200, 11 cows 330, yearling 18, 3 swine 25, 9 17 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



o Tax 



Hannum, Charles E. 1 2 00 

Hoyt, Webster 1 2 00 

Harrington, Joseph N. 1 

barn 25, Oakes lot 80a 1200, 17 31 

Harrington, Mrs. Joseph N. 

house 100, barn 75, old place 4a 75, Oakes lot 3a 150, 5 00 

Horr, Elbridge F. 1 

horse 50, house 100, barn 50, home place 50a 200, Mitchell 

lot 7a 75, 7 94 

Haskins, Harry F. 1 

horse 10, 2 13 

Haskins, Criton G. 1 

horse 25, house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50, 5 44 

Horr, Reuben N. 1 

horse 60, 2 cows 55, house 300. barn 150, home place 10a 

300, pasture lot 9a 50, Pierce lot 15a 150, 
Horr, Caroline 

old place 60a 800, 
Hunter, Geo. L. 

2 horses 100, 2 colts 125, 4 cows 100, 2 two-year-olds 
sheep 3, swine 10, 15 fowls 6, house 175, barn 125, shop 
horse barn 50, home place 42a 800, out lot 4a 10, 

Hunter, Mrs. Geo. L. 

stock in trade 1000, store 150, 
Haskins, Henry M. 

3 horses 225, 5 cows 150, two-year-old 25, 7 yearlings 
swine 15, house 20<>, barn and shed 75, cider mill 50, h 
place 70a 600, 

Hamilton, John 
Hamilton. John L. 
Haskins, Charles E. 
Horr, Fanny and Rebecca 

land 30a 100, 1 25 





15 32 


40, 
50, 


10 00 

1 

21 93 


87, 


14 38 

1 


me 


19 84 
1 2 00 
1 2 00 
1 2 00 



Johnson, Ansel, [estate] 

barn 75, home place 123a 800, 10 94 

Johnson, Andrew 1 

3 horses 250, cow 30, 10 fowl* 4, Freeman house 150, Free- 
man barn 75, Freeman place 20a 200, land : |17a 200, Brown 
lot 25a 100, 14 61 

Johnson, Henry A. 1 

2 horses 125, 3 56 
Johnson, Lyman S. 1 

10 cows 250, 2 swine 15, 10 fowls 4, house 275, barn 100, 

home place 79a 1500, Abbott lot 74a 300, 32 55 

Johnson, William H. 1 

horse 50, 4 cows 85, 35 fowls 14, house 350, barn 300, home 
place 76a 1400, 29 49 

Johnson. Margaret 

house 350, barn 100, home place 3a 150, 7 50 

Lincoln, Fred W. 1 

3 horses 125, 5 cows 145, 2 yearlings 25, 65 fowls 25, house 

375, barn 400, lien house 50*, home place 223a 800, 26 31 

Lemon, A. J. 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



o Tax 



Snyder house 250, Snyder barn 100, Snyder place 25a 250, 
Lawless, Lucius 

house 60, cow 25, 
Lawless, Mrs. David B. 

house 200, barn 75, home place 46a 250, [exempt 500] 
Lawless, Merrill 

Miller, William O. 
Moore, Myron A. 
Magrath, "Mrs. Geo. T. 

2 horses 25, 3 cows 80, 2 yearlings 35, house 575, barn 300, 

creamery 25, home place 78a 1700, 
Matthews. Mrs. Mary 

horse 50, 2 cows 55, house 200, barn 125, shed 25, small 

house 100, home place 87a 850, 
Mitchell, Edwin P. 

steam mill 600, small house 75, 
Meyer, Herman W\ 



Paige, Christopher W. 

2 horses 60, house 350, barn 250, home place 104a 2250, 
Paige, C. W. and son 

7 cows 200, 
Paige, John C. 
Pierce, Fred N. 

2 cows 60, 
Pierce, Mrs. H. E. 

house 225, barn 100, home place 62a 400, [exempt 500] 
Pierce, Frederick E. 

2 horses 65, 2 cows 40, house 250, barn 125, shed 25, home 

place 74a 500, 
Pierce, Waldo H. 

horse 65, cow 30, house 350, barn 100, home place l-2a 25, 

Pierce lot 28a 150, Berry lot 12a 75, 
Pierce, Daniel T 

horse 50, 2 cows 50, house 200, barn 100, Freeman house 75, 

home place 70a 400, Freeman lot 4a 30, Fish lot 10a 50, 
Pierce, Carl M. 

horse 50, 
Powers, Herman C. 

horse 60, 
Powers, Bert L. 

horse 40, 2 cows 45, 
Powers, Minor E. 

horse 75, cow 30 swine 6, 45 fowls 18, 
Prouty, Chester W. 

horse 75, 
Pierce, Mrs. David F. 

house 200, barn 75, home place 10a 150, Berry lot 15a 150, 
Pierce, Appleton, [estate] 

house 550, bam 100, mill 100, home place 45a 500, Henry lot 

24a 300, 
Pierce, Ellis F. „ 

horse 25, 3 cows 75, 



7 50 



3 06 







31 


1 


2 


00 


1 


2 


00 


1 


2 


00 



1 



34 13 



17 56 

10 44 
2 00 



38 38 

2 50 
2 00 

2 75 

2 81 

14 56 

11 94 

13 94 
2 63 

2 75 

3 06 
3 61 

2 94 
7 19 

19 38 

3 25 



NAMES AND VALUATION. O Tax 



Reed, Alden D. 1 

2 oxen 85, 3 horses 200, 15 cows 380, 5 two-year-olds 110, 5 
yearlings 70, 4 swine 35, house 550, barn 350, shed 25, home 
place 115a 2250, 52 69- 

Reed, Mrs. A. D. 

land 7a 50, 6$ 

Reed, Harry A. 1 2 00 

Russell, Mrs. Abigail 

house 450, barn 100, shed 25, home place 32a 400, [exempt 

500] 5 94 

S 
Smith, Justin L. 1 

2 horses 175, 4 cows 120, 3 two-year-olds 70, 2 yearlings 30, 

swine 15, 7 13 

Stone, Leon L. 1 

horse 25, 2 31 

Stone, Mrs. Lucy 

house 175, barn 100, shed 25, home place 52a 550, [exempt 

500] 4 38 

Shaw, Joseph N. 1 

2 horses 100, cow 30, 2 yearlings 16, 2 houses 375, barn 100, 

horse barn 75, shop 150, home place 70a 800, 22 58 

Smith, Lemuel 

house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 89a 950, 17 19 

Shaw, Howard I. 1 

3 horses 75, cow 30, 4 two year-olds 90, 5 yearlings 60, 
house 250, barn 150, shed 50, home place 75a 550, Fish lot 

10a 100, 18 94 

Shaw, Henry C. 1 

stock in trade 250, horse 60, house and store 275, barn 50, 
home place 3a 100, 11 19 

Shaw, Geo. W. 1 

3 horses 225, 3 cows 75, 2 yearlings 30, house 350, barn 100, 
home place 60 1000. 24 26 

Snyder, Fred S. 1 2 00 

Shaw, Carl S. 1 

horse 40, house 150, shed 25, home place la 25, 5 00 

Shattuck, Charles W. 1 

3 horses 185, 7 cows 170, 3 two-year-olds 56, 2 yearlings 25, 
swine 12, house 200, barn 150, shed 25, home place 100a 
900, 23 53 

Stacy, Geo. L. 1 2 00 

Smith, Jennie A. 

house 150, barn 125, home place 67a 500, 9 69 

T 

Thayer, Mrs. Addison 

house 225, barn 100, home place 89a 80 , Snyder lot 30a 200, 
Vaughan lot 25a 75, 17 50 

Thayer, Ellis A. 1 

2 horses 125, 5 cows 150, 2 yearlings 32, 5 84 
Thresher, Fred M. 1 

3 horses 75, 5 cows 125, two-year-old 20, 2 yearlings 30, 15 

fowls 6, 5 20 

Thresher, Samuel 1 



NAMES AND VALUATION. O Tax 



house 300, barn 100, old house 25, old barn 50, home place 
16a 200, old place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, Tourtellott lot 
20a 100, 20 44 

Thresher, William 1 

horse 40, 2 50 

Tourtellott, William M. 1 2 00 

Titus, Elsie C. 

house 300, barn 100, shop 50, home place 8a 125, Aldrich lot 

5a 50, [exempt 500J 1 56 

XJ 
Upton, Geo. H. 1 

cow 30, 2 38 

Upton, Henrv S. 1 

horse 3*>, cow 25, yearling 25, 10 fowls 4, house 150, barn 
75, hen house 25, home place 50a 250, 9 30 

Upton, Willard S. 1 

horse 25, 3 cows 75, house 150, barn 1<)0, home place 59a 
400, 11 38 

Upton, Leigh ton A. 1 

horse 20, 2 25 

Vaughn, Sylvanus 1 

horse 60, 2 cows 55, house 100, barn 100, home place 57a 
500, 12 19 

Vaughn, Erving D. 1 

horse 65, cow 20, two-year-old 20, 20 fowls 8, house 400, 
barn 250, house No. 2 225, home place 70a 600, 21 85 

Vaughan, Walter S. 1 

horse 50, cow 25, house 150, barn 50, home place 8a 100, 6 69 

Vaughan, Mrs. Joseph P. 

2 horses 175, 2 cows 60, 15 fowls 6, house 500, barn 125, hen 

house 75, home place 84a 700, 20 51 

Vaughan, Marcus E. 1 

horse 25, 2 31 

Vaughan. Mrs. Ida 

house 100, barn 50, home place 9a 100, Vanghan lot 26a 100, 4 38 
Vaughan, Clorinda 

land 46a 350, 4 38 

Wood, John 1 

cow 30, 2 38 

Wood, Elizabeth [heirs] 

house 325, barn 150, hen house 25, home place 55a 300, 10 00 

Waugh, Walter M. 1 

3 horses 150, 16 cows 480, 2 two-year-olds 50, 6 yearlings 
90, 3 swine 40, 30 fowls 12, house 500, barn 200, Smith 
house 125, Smith barn 125, shed 25, home place 64a 900, 
Cogswell lot 60a 250, Smith place 88a 550, 45 72 

Wendemuth, William F. 1 

horse 30, Scows 60, yearling 15, house 175, barn 125, home 
place 73a 400. 12 06 

White, Josiah E 1 

2 horses 50, 14 cows 340, 4 two-\ ear-olds 63, 7 yearlings 70, 8 54 

Whitaker, Silas " J 1 



10 

NAMES AND VALUATION. Tax 



2 horses 60, cow 30, swine 8, 19 fowls?, house 150, barn 100, 

hen house 25, home place 70a 250, 9 87 

Wood, Oliver L. [estate] 

house 200, barn 500, hen house 40, shed 25, home nlace 105a 

900, out lot 35a 225, 23 63 

Whipple, Warren M. 1 

stock in trade 1000, horse 50, house and store 750, barn 150, 
home place 10a 60, 27 13 

White, Ellis 

barn 100, Newell place 118a 670, [exempt 500] 3 38 

White, Mrs. Ellis 

house 150, barn 100, shed 25, home place 50a 500, [exempt 

500] 3 44 



Non- Residents. 



NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



PETERSHAM. 

Goddard and Williams 

King lot Ma 1000, 12 50 

ATHOL. 

Davis, Charles H. 

house 200, barn 100, home place 25a 450, Jennings lot 15a 

100, 
Arnott, John 

land 18a 50, 
Hamilton, Geo. L. 

house 175, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3a 75, 

GREENWICH. 

Slowic, Joseph 

land 65a 225, 
Clark, Naomi E. 

land 64a 550, 
Hunter, Edward M. 

land 20a 175, 
Thresher, Joseph 

land 30a 150, Freeman land 6a 20, 
Cutler, Smith 

land 36a 450, 
Powers, Charles A. 

land 90a 400, 
Wheeler, John A. 

land 7a 50, 
Frye, W. P. [estate] 

land 6a 50, 
Vaughan, Martin E. 

land la 15, 
Hodgkins, Henry B. 

land 35a 250, 
Harrington, Clinton P. 

Pine hill 35a 350, Arnott lot 18a 150, Whitcomb mill lot 2a 

25, Caswell lot 77a 100, Baker place 2a 100, Derby lot 40a 

600, Powers lot 4a 125, Brown lot 22a 750, Woods lot 20a 

300, Little lot 88a 800, 41 25 

Harrington and Fay 

Hon* lot 60a 125, Paige lot 120a 3 JO, Mcrritt Horr lot 45a 75, 

Putnam lot 66a 800, 16 25 

Harrington and Vaughan 

Pierce lot 20a 200, 2 50 



10 63 




63 


3 


75 


2 


81 


6 


88 


2 


19 


2 


18 


5 


63 


5 


00 




63 




63 




19 


3 


13 



12 

NAMES AND VALUATION. Tax 



Powers, Caroline [heirs] 

house 150, barn 50, home place 58a 500, 8 75 

Warner, Geo. C. 

land 25a 100, 1 25 

Root, Amelia 

land 22a 225, 2 81 

Powers, John 

land 3a 35, 44 

Kellv, Eugene 

land 100a 750, 9 38 

Richards, J. H. 

barn 50, home place 90a 450, 6 25 

ENFIELD. 

Newbry, Snsan 

land 11a 150, 1 88 

Ward, A. J. N. 

land 40a 100, 1 25 

Downing, Edward B. 

Brigham lot 33a 150, Pierce and Ellis lot 32a 125, Hon* lot 

8a 40, land 5a 25, 4 25 

Flint, J. W. 

Stetson lot 150a 200, Cowan lot 60a 400, 8 75 

Wood and Ward 

Hemingway lot 35a 100, Nutting lot 30a 100, 2 50 

Garlick, Geo. A. 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 130a 400, Down- 
ing lot 40a 200, 10 63 

PELHAM. 

Pitman, John [estate] 

land 8a 50, 
Wilson, Geo. H. 

land 18a 100, 
Shores, David 

Hunt lot 15a 50, Abbott lot 70a 500, Conkey lot 64a 550, 

Crossett lot 6a 100, Johnson lot 12a 100, 
Vanstone, John 

saw-mill 500, 
Cook, Theodore L. 

land 10a 50, 

* smith's ferry . 
Sanderson, Wilson E. 

Haskell lot 35a 350, 4 38 

ORANGE. 

Barrows, Harrison [estate] 

barn 100, home place 185a 700, 10 00 

Pierce, human P. 

land t 53a 2000, 25 00 

AMHERST. 

Paige, Theodore L. 

land 15a 100, 1 25 

NEW SALEM. 

Putnam, Willard 

Kemp lot 30a 100, Ashlev lot 30a 200, Berry lot 61a 300, 
Whitaker lot 30a 500, 13 75 

Lincoln, Frank W. 





63 


1 


25 


16 


25 


6 


25 




63 



13 

NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



Dunn lot 26a 200, 
Stacy, Joseph A. 

Bigelow lot 36a 150, 
Hamilton, David 

land 14a 200, 
Freeman, Edward A, 

Pierce lot 6a 55, 
Powers, Mrs. D. E. 

land 25a 75, 
Hunt, John 

5 horses 400, 5 cows 125, 3 two-year-olds 50, 5 yearlings 50, 

swine 8, 2 barns 275, home place 29a 275, Hunt lot 20a 250, 

Town lot 2a 25, 
H olden, Joseph 

Osburn lot 10a 60, 
Cummings. Byron S. 

house 75, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 35a 150, 

BARRE. 

Kogers, C. E. 
land 14a 100, 

SHUTESBURY. 

Berry, Geo A. 

Pierce meadow 18a 175, 

Moore, E. M. 

house 200, barn 100, home place la 25,Moore lot 8a 50, mill- 
dam lot 7a 50, 

Heminway, William H. 
school lot 25a 1800, 

Pierce, Myron A. 

Flint and Gillett lot 65a 250, Pierce lot 20a 300, 

PATTERSON, N. J. 

Carlson, C. F. 

house 250, barn ^0, home place 44a 200, 6 25 

LEVERETT. 

Fitts, Rufus 

land 15a 100, 

NORTH DANA, 

Powers, Orin J. 

land 150a 600, 
Crawford and Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 350, 
Tyler, E. P. 

land 54a 100, Humes lot 27a 270 r 
Lincoln, Wm. B. 

land 100a 1800, 
Doubleday, Lewis 

land 8a 50, 
Lindsey, F. H. 

laud 40a 100, 
Recor, Joseph 

land 45a 125, 
Doubledav, Lucius 

land 28a 300, 
Recor and Cary 

land 30a 100, 



2 50 


1 88 


2 50 


<69 


94 


18 23 


75 


4 38 


1 25 


2 19 


5 31 


22 50 


6 88 



1 25 


7 50 


4 38 


4 63 


22 50 


63 


I 25 


1 56 


3 75 


1 25 



11 


25 




31 


52 


19 


1 


25 


4 


25 


10 


00 



14 

NAMES AND VALUATION. O Tax 



Lincoln, Geo. W. 
land 70a 900, 

Gee, Charles 

Brown lot 4a 25, 

Hitchcock and Davis 

house 600, barn 100, small house 50, mill 2000, boiler house 
50, boiler, engine and brick work 650, land 32a 125, ma- 
chinery 600, 

Wood, James F. 

shop 50, 2 small houses 50, 

Wood and Lincoln 

barn 50, Lindsey place 95a 250. Mountain lot 8a 40, 

Berry, Munroe W. 

house 225, barn 75, home place 106a 500, 

WARE. 

Blair, Mrs. Prances 

land 15a 150, 1 88 

HARD WICK. 

Paige, Geo. D. 

land 60a 200, 2 50 

Buggies, Louis H. 

Hamilton lot 10a 100, 1 25 

MILLERS FALLS. 

Bartlett, Eunice 

land 10a 100, 1 25 

BOSTON. 

Drinkwater, Charlotte 

land 56a 535, 6 69 

Spear, Seavea 

house 100, barn 100, home place 68a 400. 7 50 

WINCHENDON. 

Young, Charles C. 

house 175, barn 100, shed 25, home place 27a 350, 8 13 

EAST BROOKFIELD. 

Howe. Julia 

house 100, shed 25, home place 89a 700, 10 31 

HARTFORD, CONN. 

Stacy, Ina B. 

house 225, barn 100, home place 69a 350, [exempt 500] 2 19 

NEW HAVEN, CONN. 

Moeller, Constand A. 

house 200, barn 250, home place 125a 1250, 21 25 

COLDBROOK. 

Whitaker, Mrs. Nelson 

house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 40a 450, 10 94 

LIST OF PERSONS EXEMPT FROM TAXATION MAY 1, 1901. 

Russell, Mrs. Abigail 

real estate, 500 

Cong. Church Society 

church 600, house 700, barn 200, land 11a 500, 2000 

Moore, Asa 

house 200, barn 100, mill 100, home place 6a 100. 500 

Titus, Mrs. Elsie 

real estate, ;) 00 



15 

NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



Lawless, Mrs. David B. 

real estate, 500 

Stone, Mrs. Lucy 

real estate, 500 

Witherell, Willard A. 

house 200, ben house 25, home place 5a 25, 250 

White, Ellis 

real estate, 500 

White, Mrs. Ellis 

real estate, 500 

Wheelock, Mrs. Dexter 

house 100, barn 50, home place 7a 75, 225 

Pierce, Mrs. H. E. 

real estate, 500 

Gilbert, Charlotte 

house 400, home place la 50, 450 

Haskins, Mrs. Mason 

house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 100, 300 

Hannum, Mrs. Park 

real estate, 438 

Paige, Mrs. Edwin J. 

land 5a 100, 100 

Stacy, In a B. 

real estate, 500 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Number of residents assessed on property, 
Number of non-residents assessed on property, 
Number of persons assessed on property, 
Number of persons assessed for poll tax only, 

Total number of persons assessed, 

Number of polls, 
Tax on each poll, 
Value of assessed personal estate, 
Value of real estate excluding- land, 
Value of real estate excluding buildings, 

Total valuation May 1, 1901, 



126 




80 




206 




23 




229 




109 






$2 00 




$ 21,492 00 




44,091 00 




94,921 00 




160,504 00 



16 

TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES, 
INCLUDING OVERLAYINGS. 



On personal estate, 




$ 268 78 




On real estate f 




1737 92 




On polls, 




218 00 




Total, 






2,224 70 


Rate of total tax per $1000, 






12 50 


Number of horses assessed,. 




132 




cows, 




277 




sheep, 




35 




neat cattle other than 


COW&r 


128 




swine, 




36 




dwelling houses r 




107 




acres of land, 




11024 




fowls, 




471 




Value of f owls,. 






$185 00 




WALTER M.WAUGH,} 


Assessors 




SILAS WHITAKER, > 


of 




HENRY M. 


HASKINS, ) 


Prescott. 



REPORT OF 

THE SELECTMEN 

FOR THE YEAR 1901-1902. 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

The Selectmen present the following report: 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS. 
Elsie C. Titus, 
Geo. H. Upton, 
Marcus E. Vaughn, 
Willard A. Wetherall, 
Maria R. Wetherall, 
Geo. A. Ashton, 

TRUANT OFFICERS. 
Paid W. F. Wendemuth, supt. of schools, 
Frank J. Currier, collecting taxes, 1900, 

" " posting town warrants, 

W. M. Waugh, services as selectman, assessor 

and register, 
W. M. Waugh, overseer of poor, 
Silas Whitaker, services as selectman, assessor 

and register, 
Silas Whitaker, overseer of poor, 
H. W. Haskins, services as selectman, assessor 

and register, 
Henry Drury, auditor, 
Fred N. Pierce, treasurer, 

" " register, 

Daniel T. Pierce, sealer of weights, 
Henry L. Berry, janitor, 

TOWN FARM ACCOUNT— Cr. 

Rent of pasture due from J. E. White, 
Received from sale of grass, 



$48 00 


48 


00 


48 


00 


(48 


00 


48 00 


32 


00 


$50 00 


45 


00 


4 


50 


45 


75 


4 50 


24 


50 


4 


00 


38 


85 


5 


00 


3C 


00 


3 


00 


3 00 


2 


00 


$15 00 


33 


40 



$272 00 



$260 10 



$48 40 



18 

SOLDIERS' RELIEF. 
Paid James J. Porter, 

Due from town of At hoi, 

MISCELLANEOUS. 
Paid Orange Savings Bank, note and interest, 
Athol Transcript, printing town reports, 
Enterprise and Journal, 
H. M. Dolbeare, printing assessors notices and 

canvassing blank, 
for Town clerks, record book, 
Mosler Safe Co., 

A. H. Bartlett, Town clerks blanks, 
Enterprise & Journal, Town clerk blanks, 

" " 25 posters, 

H. M. Haskins, moving safe, 
W. M. Waugh, " 

J. S. Whitman, tax bills and blanks, 
W. M. Waugh. cash for tax book, 
C. G. Elaskins, mowing Fish Hill cemetery and 

Town House yard, 
Silas Whitaker, mowing cemetery, 
J. L. Fairbank & Co., pauper register, 
Leroy Clapp, keeping tramp, 
Orange Savings Bank, note. 
Inspector's stamp for meat, 
C. H. Hunt, stationery, 

Henry L. Berry, sawing wood at Town House, 
FredN. Pierce, library appropriation, 
Henry Drury, going with hearse, 
Henry Grover, cattle inspector, 
F. N. Pierce, justice, 

" " meeting town clerks, 

" " recording deaths, births and marriages 

" " postage and express, 

H. C. Powers, ballot clerk, 
James D. Barnes, " 
W. M. Waugh, inspecting meat, 

" u postage and express, 

W. F. Wendemuth, taking school census, 



$8 00 
$8 00 


8 


00 

$8 00 






401 


68 


25 


00 


1 


50 


3 86 


6 


50 


50 00 




90 


1 


07 


1 


00 


3 


00 


1 


50 


2 


00 


1 


00 


2 


15 


1 


00 


6 


50 


1 


00 


200 


83 


1 


75 


1 


00 




75 


15 


00 


10 00 


9 


50 


4 


75 


4 


00 


8,4 


60 


7 


03 


1 


50 


1 


50 


5 


75 


3 


30 


5 


00 



19 



E. M. Fisher, wood for Town House, 


1 50 




County tax. 


292 63 




State tax, 


105 00 

„ < 


$1,185 05 






HIGHWAY ACT. 






SMALL TOWN ACCOUNT. 






Fred N. Pierce, 


7 00 




H. M. Haskins and team, 


85 75 




James J. Porter, 


18 75 




W. M. Waugh, 


39 75 




F. A. Griswold, 


21 00 




F. M. Thresher, 


10 50 




Fred Brown, 


22 50 




Leroy Clapp, 


22 50 




G. T. Magrath, 


20 85 




Harry Reed, 


17 25 




Rector Reed, 


6 00 




Leon Stone, 


3 00 




John Cowan and team, 


12 25 




MISCELLANEOUS. 






aid Elsie C. Titus, drills and hammers, 


5 65 




Collins and Norton, iron pipe, 


17 50 




Orange Hardware, drills, 


83 




freight, 


1 53 




Geo. L. Hunter, sharpening drills, spikes, 


oil and 




powder, 


6 23 




Henrie C. Fay, cement and dynamite, 


4 80 




Fred M. Thresher, cash for dynamite, 


1 50 




Andrew Johnson, stone, 


5 00 


$330 14 






Due from state, 




300 00 



Net cost for town, $30 14 

We estimate it will cost about $50 00 to complete the work accord- 
ing to contract. 

W. M. WAUGH, } Selectmen 
SILAS WHITAKER, > of 

H. M. HASKINS, ) prescott. 

RECAPITULATION, 

J*aid support of poor, $350 40 

town officers, $60 10 



20 

State aid, 272 00 

support of schools, 1,684 23 

repairs on highways and bridges and snow bills, 1,005 26 



State highway, Small Town Act, 


330 


14 






Soldiers' relief, 


8 


00 






Miscellaneous account, 


1,185 


05 











— 


$5,095 


18 


RESOURCES. 










Due from State, Chap. 498, Acts 1897, 


$168 00 






Collector on tax, 1900, 


3 


17 






" " 1901, 


827 


20 






State aid, 


332 


00 






State highway, Small Town Act, 


300 


00 






New Salem, tuition, 


18 


00 






Fred Abbott, " 


6 


00 






Andrew Johnson, balance on Freeman 










farm, about 


2$5 


00 






Athol, soldiers' relief, 


8 


00 






State, support of Lucy Rider, 


39 


43 






J. E. White, rent of pasture, 


15 


00 






Cash in hands of treasurer, 


930 


11 












$2,901 


91 


LIABILITIES. 








Support of N. M. Horr, about 


97 


00 






Frank J. Currier, collector 1901, 


42 


50 






Support Pierce Horr, 


3 


00 






Support James Stacy, 


4 


50 


$147 
$2,754 


00 


Balance in favor of town, 






91 



REPORT OF 

OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 



Paid town of Belchertown, aid to Mary Gibbs, $24 64 

town of Greenfield, aid furnished Charles Thayer's 

family, 
town of Ludlow, aid to N. M. Horr, 
town of Dana, aid to Pierce Hon*, 
support of Lucy Rider, 
support of Mosher family, 

Received from State for support of Lucy Rider, 
" " " " Mosher family, 

Net cost of poor, 

W. M. WAUGH, 
SILAS WHITAKER 
H. M. HASKXNS, 



25 72 




58 00 




39 17 




162 75 




40 12 






$350 40 




162 75 




36 00 







$198 75 




$151 65 


^ Overseers 


, > 


of 


5 


Poor. 



ANNUAL REPORT 
of the 

Board of Road Commissioners* 

FOR THE YEAR 1901- 1902. 



REPAIRS ON HIGHWAYS. 

W. M. Waugh and team, $56 80 

H. M. Haskins " 141 36 

G. W. Moulton and team, 8-1 00 

C. E. Haskins, 26 25 

C. M. Pierce, 52 65 

A. L. Powers, 21 60 

F. M. Thresher, * 39 15 
Leon Stone, 47 40 
W. O. Miller, 53 40 

G. H. Upton, 10 20 
Geo. Waugh, 5 18 
Erving Vaughn, 15 00 
Everett Laplant, 28 20 
Harry Haskins, 19 50 
Andrew Johnson, 1 00 
Wm. Dickey, 45 
A. B. Gross, 45 
Andrew Cadrett, 45 
R. H. Allen, cover stone, 25 

E. A. Thayer, cover stones, 1 50 

F. J. Currier, fixing water pipe, 75 
J. E. White, plank for scraper drag, 66 
Cost of repairs on highways, 



$606 20 



23 



$18 
26 
8 
4 
4 
7 



REPAIRS ON BRIDGES. 
W. M. Waugh and team, 
H. M. Haskins and team, 
C. E. Haskins, 
CM. Pierce, 
F. M. Thresher, 
Leon Stone, 
Harry Reed, 

F. N. Pierce, sawing lumber, 
M, F. Brown's boy, 
F. W. Lincoln, timber and railings, 
Putnam and Cadwell, plank and ties, 
L. S. Lawless, timber, 

W. O. Miller, 

Cost of repairs on bridges, 

CUTTING BRUSH. 

H. M. Haskins, 

W. M. Waugh, 

C. E. Haskins, 

CM. Pierce, 

A. L. Powers, 

F. M. Thresher, 
Leon Stone, 
W. O. Miller, 

G. H. Upton, 
Geo. Waugh, 
Everett Laplant, 
Harry Haskins, 
F. A. Griswold, 
C G. Haskins, 
John Hunt, 
H. F. Dmry, 
H. C Powers, 
Cost of cutting brush, 

MISCELLANEOUS. 
Geo. E. Allen, scraper edge and sprocket hand wheel, 
Henrie C. Fay, two scythe snaths, scythe, wrench, iron 

bar, eight sticks dynamite, box caps, 100 ft. fuse, 
James Brown, plow, 
W. M. Waugh, cash paid for sharpening drills and 

freight bills, 



80 

10 

40 

20 

50 

20 

75 

83 

15 

90 

93 

58 

00 



$15 75 


25 35 


3 00 


22 35 


6 20 


26 25 


22 50 


26 25 


5 25 


9 82 


3 00 


1 50 


9 45 


4 50 


75 


1 50 


30 



13 00 



21 

00 



$105 34 



$183 72 



1 20 



u 

H. M. Haskins, freight bill, 65 

C. F. Paige, 5 lbs. dynamite, 1 50 

A. P. Hannum, 20 lbs. lead pipe, 1 25 

Geo. L. Hunter, two forks, two spades, axle grease 

and sharpening picks, 3 75 

Collins and Norton, four guide boards, 3 00 

$36 56 

Total cost of repairs on highways and bridges, $931 82 

Paid snow bills for spring of 1901, $73 44 

The Road Commissioners report that guide boards are maintained 

at the following places: Near Whiting's mill, near J. M. Harrington's 

near Ianthia Brown's, near S. Thresher's, near J. N. Hamilton's, near L. 

L. Johnson's, near Bobbinville four corners, near W. H. Pierce's, near 

Dr. Clark's, near John Berry's, near Asa Moore's, near D. T. Pierce's, 

near North Prescott. 

HENRY M. HASKINS, ) 

WALTER M. WAUGH, > Road Commissioners. 

F. M. THRESHER, ) 



Auditor's Report 



* %*- ■ **%> a 



To the Voters of Prescott: 

The Tax Collector for the year 1900 and 1901, Mr. F. E. Currier, 
has collected and paid into the town treasury as follows : 
Tax of 1900 due on principal, $ 2 92 

Interest, 25 

Assessment for the year 1902, 2,222 73 

Paid on principal, 1,417 86 

Interest, 10 53 

Due on principal, 804 67 

Interest, 22 53 

ROAD COMMISSIONERS. 

Town appropriation. $1,000 00 

Received from the Treasurer, 1,005 26 

Expended on highways and bridges, $1,005 26 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Received from the Treasurer, $1,684 23 
Expended for all school purposes, $1,684 23 

TOWN LIBRARY TRUSTEES. 

Receipts and money on hand, $25 21 

Expended, 17 93 



Balance on hand, 7 28 

TOWN TREASURER. 

Received from all sources, $6,025 29 

Expended as per book, 5,095 18 



Balance and actual cash in treasury, $930 11 

CEMETERY FUNDS. 

Paige fund, $100 00 

Haskins fund, 200 00 

TRUST FUNDS. 

Wright fund, $1,000 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY F. DRURY, Auditor. 
Prescott, Feb. 19, 1902. 



TREASURERS REPORT 

Of the Town of Prescott, for 1902, 



MONTHLY STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS OF TREASURER, 

FOR 1901-2. 

Feb. 18 Received balance from settlement, $1,196 27 

18 Received Collector, 104 64 

Mar. 9 Received " 192 26 

18 Received Town of New Salem, tuition, 51 00 

Apr. 10 Received H. M. Haskins for apples on 

town farm, 1900, 5 00 

16 Received Collector, 69 61 
May 8 Received Charles F. Warner, money paid 

for his family in sickness, 178 25 
14 Received Treasurer Commonwealth, In- 
sane Paupers, 41 79 
18 Received Collector, 79 15 
June 22 Received " 40 00 
25 Received State Treasurer, inspection of 

cattle, 5 37 
July - 6 Received Andrew Johnson one payment 

on Freeman farm, 25 00 
6 Received II . M. Haskins for grass on 

town farm, 1901, 4 50 

6 Received Collector, 36 99 

11 Received town of Shutesbury for tuition, 3 00 
20 Received State Treasurer, Education of 

Children, State Board of Charity, 4 00 
27 Received W.C. Shattuck, balance of rent 

on Freeman place, 1900, 10 50 

Aug. 3 Received Collector, 25 00 
3 Received John Matthews for grass on 

the town farm, 1901, 19 25 

3 Received Charles Conwell for grass on 

the town farm, 1901, 8 35 



>> 



27 

3 Received Herbert Horr for grass on the 
town farm, 1901, 

30 Received Collector, 

Sept. 9 Received " 

9 Received " 

Oct. 7 Received " 

17 Received State Treasurer Insane Paupers, 
26 Received Collector, 
28 Received Charles F. Warner balance of 

bill for sickness in family, 

Nov. 2 Received Collector, 

2 Received Andrew Johnson, payment on 

Freeman farm, 

16 Received Collector, 

20 Orange Savings Bank, 

Dec. 11 Received Collector, 

12 Received State Treasurer, Corporation 

tax, 
12 Received State Treasurer, National Bank 

tax, 
12 Received State Treasurer, State Aid, 

Chap. 374, Acts of 1899, 
12 Received State Treasurer, temporary 

support of state paupers, 
12 Received State Treasurer, income of 

Massachusetts school fund, 
12 Received State Treasurer, burial of indi- 
gent soldiers, 
12 Received State Treasurer,insane paupers, 
12 Received State Treasurer, tuition of 

children in small towns, 108 33 

1902. 

Jan. 4 Received Collector, 60 96 

14 Received County Treasurer, dog fund, 51 65 

22 Received Collector, 105 86 

28 Received State Treasurer, Mass. school 

fund. 838 08 

Feb. 18 Received E. M. Fisher, $3.75, for sale of 

grass on town farm, 1900, 3 75 

18 Received Collector, 233 36 



1 


30 


279 


41 


445 


10 


^20 00 


117 


32 


40 39 


138 86 


100 00 


61 


11 


105 00 


144 


12 


200 00 


59 


83 


24 39 


65 


90 


308 


00 


36 00 


306 00 


29 50 


41 


14 



$6,025 29 



28 
MONTHLY STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES FOR 1901-2. 



Feb. 


28 


Paid note and interest, 




28 


Paid Selectmen's 


orders, 


Mar. 


30 


Paid 


a 


a 


Apr. 


6 


Paid 


a 


a 


May 




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FRED N. PEIRCE, Treasurer. 



Annual Report 

—OF THE— 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

RECEIPTS. 



Balance on hand from last year, 

Town appropriation, 

Income from Mass. school fund, 

Income from dog fund, 

State reimbursement by Chap. 496, Acts of 1898, 

Town of New Salem for tuition, 

Town of Shutesbury for tuition, 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid teachers' salaries, 
For fuel, 
For care of fires and rooms, 



Balance, $932 82 

Paid teachers in anticipation of state reimbursement 

by Chap. 408, Acts of 1896, $282 00 

Received from state on above, 114 00 

Balance due the town from Commonwealth, $168 00 

Paid town of New Salem, High School tuition in 

anticipation of state reimbursement by Chap. 

496, Sec. 3. Acts of 1898 , $108 33 

Received the above from Commonwealth, 108 33 

$000 00 



$580 78 




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$1,030 50 




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$1,095 69 







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Balance from last year for text books and supplies, $112 17 

Expended, 94 79 

Balance, 

Town appropriation for repairs, $150 00 

Balance from last year, 43 64 



Expended, 



Balance, 
Town appropriation for mileage, 
Balance from last year, 

Expended, 



Balance, 



ITEMS OF EXPENSE. 



FOR TEACHERS. 

Paid Anna D. Beaman for 11 weeks, 
Nellie E. Albee for 21 weeks, 
Mary A. Fitzpatrick for 32 weeks, 
Fannie M. Gould for 24 weeks, 
Jennie B. Haskell for 10 weeks, 
Daniel Bcecher for 11 week-, 
Elvie M. Paige for 20 weeks, 
Estella A. Vaughan for 32 weeks, 

FOR TEACHERS BY CHAPTER 408, ACTS OF 

Paid Anna I). Beainan for 11 weeks, 
Nellie E. Albee for 21 weeks, 
Mary A. Fitzpatrick for 32 weeks, 
Fannie M. Gould for 24 weeks. 
Jennie B. Haskell for 10 weeks, 
Daniel Beecher for 11 weeks, 
Estella A. Vaughan for 32 weeks, 

FOR FUEL. 

Paid A. D. Reed for 1 cord at $3.25, 

A. D. Reed for 5 1-4 cords at $4.25, 
Q. f. Magrath for 1 cord at $3.75, 



$71 50 


136 


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156 


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130 


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208 


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$193 64 
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$18 7 54 


$50 00 




15 50 







$65 50 




46 60 



$19 00 



$1,030 50 



$282 00 



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E. M. Fisher for 3-4 cord at $3.00, 2 25 

J. M. Stacy for sawing wood, 1 00 

Jesse Haskins for sawing wood, 94 

For kindlings at sundry times, 4 44 

$37 94 

FOR CARE OF FIRES AND ROOMS. 

Paid for No. 1 house, 32 weeks, $5 43 

No. 2 " 32 " 5 43 

No. 3 '" 34 " 5 78 

No. 4 " 31 " 5 18 

No. 5 " 32 " 5 43 



FOR TEXT BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 

Paid town of Enfield, $ 1 84 

I. N. Bester, 1 62 

National Publishing Co. for maps, 9 00 

E. E. Babb & Co., 14 93 

J. L. HammettCo., 47 91 

Leavenworth & Green, 16 42 

G. L. Hunter, 2 82 

E. H. Howe, 25 



FOR REPAIRS. 

Paid CD. Haskell & Co. for curtains, 
H. C. Powers, labor at No. 2, 
II. A. Johnson, labor at No. 3, 
W. F. Wendemuth, for repairs and material, 

FOR MILEAGE. 

Paid F. W. Lincoln for 27 weeks, 
Silas Whitaker for 32 weeks, 
W. F. Wendemuth for 34 weeks, 

FOR TUITION. 

Paid New Salem, High school tuition, 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

jPaid Mrs, Elbridge liorr for cleaning room, f 7§ 



$27 25 



$94 79 



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$13 50 


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G. T. Magrath for cleaning privy and grading, 
W. F. Wendemuth, carting books and supplies, 
Postage, express and freight, 
Leavenworth & Green for globes and charts, 



Total expenditures, 
Due from New Salem, tuition Stacy children, 
Due from Fred Abbott, tuition of Bessie Abbott in 

1900, 6 00 
Total due town for tuition, $24 00 

BOOK ACCOUNT. 

Estimated value Feb. 18, 1901, $169 48 

Books purchased, 14 93 

■ $184 41 



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5 32 




41 00 






$50 82 






$1,684 23 


$18 00 





Estimated loss by use, 50 00 



Estimated value Feb. 19, 1902, $134 41 

ROLL OF HONOR. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE THREE TERMS. 

Leroy Peirce, Frank Sturtevant. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE TWO TERMS. 

Warren Prouty, Criton White, Harold Peirce, Daisy Reed, Helen 
Reed, George Gray, Etta Upton, Celia Currier, Harry Wangh, Ida 
Waugh, Leola Whitaker, Earle Whitaker. 

PERFECT IN ATTENDANCE ONE TERM. 

Flossie White, Cora White, Alfred Haskins, Josie Haskins, Gratio 
Prouty, Clara Prouty, Jennie Shaw, Bertie Blinn, Jesse Haskins, Willis 
Shaw, Carrie Cowan, Arthur Sturtevant, Harry Upton, Mary Reed, 
Thomas Magrath, Myrtie Thrasher, Bessie Currier, Floy Brown, Celia 
Whitaker, Bernice Stacy, Leola Whitaker, Gladys Brown, Merle 
Brown, Conrad Lincoln. 

Number of children between 5 and 15, Sept. 1, 1901, 76 

Number of children between 7 and 14, Sept. 1, 1901, 61 

Total enrollment during the year, 84 

Under 5 years of age, 2 

Over 15 years of age, 2 

REMARKS. 

There have been thirty-two weeks of school the past year, except in 
number four, which was stopped at the close of thirty-one weeks, on 



33 

account of the prevalence of scarlet fever in the family of the teacher; 
and number three, which had thirty-four weeks, to make up for a loss of 
two weeks last winter. 

The general attendance has been good. Most absence has been on 
account of sickness. 

We believe all our teachers have done good work, that all the 
schools have made good progress, and the close of the year finds them 
all in good condition. 

We were very sorry to lose the services of Miss Gould, one of our 
best teachers, at the close of the fall term, but were \efy fortunate in 
securing Miss Haskell to take her place. Miss Haskell is a teacher of 
much experience and ability and has done exceptionally good work. 

By reference to our financial statement it will be observed that the 
balance on hand is much greater than usual. This is due, in part, to the 
fact that our portion of the income of the Massachusetts school fund 
this year is some $300 more than usual. This the State Treasurer says 
is not likely to occur again in many years. 

We recommend that $300 be appropriated for schools, $150 for text 
books and supplies, and $75 for mileage. 

For the School Committee, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Supt. of Schools. 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

William F. Wendemuth, chairman, term expires 1904 

Howard I. Shaw, secretary, " 1903 

Walter M. Waugh, (t 1902 

TRUANT OFFICERS. 

Josiah E. White, Harry F. Haskins. 



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2d term 
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No. 4 
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2d term 
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Anna D. Beaman 
Nellie E. Albee 
Nellie E. Albee 



Mary A. Fitzpatrick 
Mary A. Fitzpatrick 
Mary A. Fitzpatrick 



Fannie M. Gould 
Fannie M. Gould 
Jennie B. Haskell 



Daniel Beecher 
Elvie M. Paige 
El vie M. Paige 



Estella A. Vaughn 
Estella A. Vaughn 
Estella A. Vaughn 



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REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES 

—OF THE— 

Prescott Free Public Librazy* 



<»» ■ 4»» ■ 



The Trustees of the Prescott Free Public Library present the fol- 
lowing report: 

The appropriation for the , Library last spring was so small that it 
has only served to pay the running expenses. No new books could be 
purchased. 

With the money reported last year as in Miss Sohier's hands, 125 
volumes were purchased, including several of the new and popular 
books of the day. These were placed on our shelves, together with a 
few volumes donated by the state, and a catalogue supplement issued 
and distributed. 

In order to extend the usefulness of the Library and at the same 
time secure another hundred dollars' worth of books from the state, 
your trustees are endeavoring to establish branches in parts of the town 
where distance from the Library seems to be an obstacle to its free use. 
Arrangements have already been completed for the establishment of one 
such branch and another is under consideration. 

The total number of books added to the Library this year is 137, 
of these one was donated by Miss Sohier, five by the State Library 
commission, and eight by the Commonwealth. Most of the latter are 
public documents and reports. 

837 books have been taken out of the Library by its patrons during 
the past year. 

Henry L. Berry has been engaged to serve as Librarian another 
year. 

The trustees, whose term of service expires March 10, 1902, are W. 
F. Wendernuth and F. N. Peirce. 

STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand from last year, 

Town appropriation, 

Sale of catalogues and fines, 

EXPENDITURES. 

Librarian's salary, 

500 Library cards, 

Printing catalogue supplement, 

Express, postage and supplies, 



Balance on hand, $7 28 

For the Trustees, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. 



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ATHOL, MASS. 
Printed by The Athoi, Transcript Co., 

1903. 



Valuation and Taxes 

OF THE 

TOWN OF PRESCOTT, 

May 1st, 1902* 



NAMES AND VALUATION. ©, Tax 

Abbott, Milo W. 1 

horse 40, cow 20, yearling 12, house 450, barn 75, shed 25, 
home place 6oa 800, 17 64 

Abbott, Harrv W. 12 00 

Abbott, Bert C. 1 

horse 75, cow 30, yearling 18, house 175, barn 75, home 
place 30a 250, Woods lot 2a 50, 9 40 

Abbott, Charles J. 1 

horse 40, two-vear-old 25, house 400, barn 150, home place 
80a 1000, Egypt lot 10a 75, 20 60 

Aiken, John F. " 1 

3 horses 155, 17 cows 510, yearling 15, 5 swine 70, house 
350, barn 275, horse barn 75, home place 78a 1375, sprout 
lot 8a 175, 35 00 

Aiken, James M. 1 

2 horses 100, 9 cows 260, 4 two-year-olds 100, yearling 15, 
100 fowls 40, house 450, barn 200, horse barn 100, home 
place 78a 1000, 26 92 

Aiken, Mabel, [estate] 

land 55a 275, 3 03 

Aiken, Frank B. 1 2 00 

Andrews, Fred N. Testate] 

horse 30, house 250, barn 75, home place la 50, 4 46 

Amsden, Charles 1 2 00 

Allen, Koswell H. 1 

2 oxen 115, horse 35, 11 c6ws 295, 5 two-year-olds 140, 7 
yearlings 106, 7 sheep 21, 3 swine 30, house 700, barn 400, 
store house 75, shed 50, carriage house 100, home place 102a 
3000, Piper lot 7a 75, Cleveland lot 25a 300, Blackmer lot 8a 

15, Hyde lot 7a 50, 62 61 

Allen, George F. 1 

3 horses 200, colt 50, 10 cows 300, 3 two-year-olds 70, 21 
sheep 63, 4 swine 36, 20 fowls 8, house 350, barn 275, shed 



NAMES AND VALUATION. O. Tax 



50, home place 120a 1550, 34 48 

Armstrong-, Jeremiah 1 

horse 50, * 2 55 

Barnes, James D. 1 

2 oxen 150, horse 25, 8 cows 200, two-year-old 25, 2 year- 
lings 25, 3 swine 25, 20 fowls 8, house 100, barn 350, home 

place 83a 1100, Woods lot 10a 125, 25 47 

Barnes, Herbert 1 2 00 

Barnes, Allie 1 

horse 40, 2 44 

Barrows, Hiram H. .1 

horse 25, 3 cows 90, yearling 25, house 150, barn 75, home 

place 54a 400, 10 42 

Berry, Henry L. 1 

cow 25, 2 28 

Berry, Frank J. 1 

3 horses 125, 2 cows 50, land la 50, 4 48 
Berry, Charles W. 1 

2 horses 80, 10 cows 300, yearling 15, 2 swine 25, 10 fowls 

4, house 200, 2 barns 350, shed 25, home place 95a 1000, 23 99 

Brown, Lillie S. F. 

horse 25, cow 30, two-year-old 25, yearling 15, house 250, 

barn 175, shed 25, home place 70a 400, 10 29 

Brown, Arthur 1 2 00 

Berry, John [estate] 

house 200, barn 200, shed 50, cider mill 50, home place 51a 

250, old place 50a 300, exempt 490, 6 16 

Brown, James 1 

3 horses 250, 10 cows 275, yearling' 15, house 175, barn 400, 

home place 105a 1575. 31 59 

Brown, Marshall F. . 1 

horse 15, 6 cows 150, 4 yearlings 65, 20 fowls 8, steam mill 
and boiler 800, house 300, barn 150, saw mill 50, Powers 
barn 100, home place 52a 200, Stone lot 18a 125, Vaughan 
lot 23a 100, Little lot 50a 100, R. R. lot 6a 50, Gibbs lot 
2 l-2a 10, Gray lot 30a 125, Power place 170a 300, 31 13 

Brown and Simans 

land 12a 200, 2 20 

Blinn, Homer 1 

horse 35, 2 cows 40, 2 83 

Bigelow, Law son 1 2 00 

Brown, Fred 1 2 00 

Burrows, Charles H. 1 

horse 75, 2 83 

Burrows, Lura C. 

house 350, barn 100, shed 50, horse barn 50, home place 43a 

600, 12 65 

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Coin son, John t 1 

horse 40, cow 30, two-year-old 20, yearling 15, house 250, 
barn 150, home place 8a 125, King lot 12a 50, 9 49 

Clark, Rodolphus C. 1 

Smith lot 7a 25, Egypt lot 10a 15, 2 44 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 2- Tax 



Clark, Mrs. L. P. 

2 horses 75, 2 colts 75, 7 cows 189, 2 yearlings 30, 2 swine 
10, house 700, barn 400, shed 50, home place 130a 1700, 
Webber lot 6a 50, 36 07 

Clark, Walter A. 1 

horse 40, 2 44 

Cowan, John^F. 1 

2 horses 100, 11 cows 330, two-year-old 20, 2 barns 250, 
home place 70a 800, 18 50 

Crosselt, Mrs. L. 

house and store 700, barn 100, 8 80 

Currier, Frank J. 1 

2 horses 125, 3 cows 60, two-year-old 18, yearling 10„ 3 
swine 35, 35 fowls 14, hen house 30, shop 75. Johnson lot 
18a 50, Haskins lot 20a 160, Haskins & Johnson lot la 25, 
C. G Haskins land 7a 100, 9 72 

Cadrett, Andrew 1 

house 150, barn 50, shop 25, home place 48a 125, Downing 
lot 6a 35, 6 24 

Chase, A. H. 

horse 25, house 125, barn 50, home place 57a 150, 3 86 

Chapin, Luther D. 1 

horse 50, house 25, barn 25, home place la 25, 3 38 

Clapp, Leroy A. 1 2 00 

Congl. Church Society 

house 700, barn 200, home place Ha 30C, 13 20 

ID 

Davis, Samuel [estate] 

house 400, barn 275, Holden house 100, Holden barn 25, 

home place 104a 1400, Holden land 4a 50, 24 75 

Dickey, William 1 2 00 

Dickey, Mrs. William 

horse 35, 2 cows 40, yearling 12, house 150, barn 75, home 

place 50a 250, 6 19 

Drury, Henry 1 2 00 

Fisher, Erwin M. 1 

2 horses 125, 6 cows 150, yearling 8, swine 8, house 25, 

barn 50, home place 54a 325, 9 60 

Fogg, M. B. 1 2 00 

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Gray. Chester H. 1 

house 275, barn 100, home place 55a 500, 11 63 

Grover, Henry N. 1 

3 horses 100, 2 cows 60, swine 15, house 175, 2 barns 125, 

home place 45a 475, 12 46 

Gross, Erastus [estate] 

house 200, barn 200, 2 sheds 50, home place 110a 800, 13 75 

Gross, Austin B 1 

2 horses 100, 7 cows 210, 6 two-year-olds 120, 2 swine 15, 5 

fowls 2, 6 91 

Grant, Mrs. Albert 

house 225, barn 175, shed 25, home place 75a 800 13 48 

Grout, Charles II . 1 



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NAMES AND VALUATION. £ Tax 



horse 75, 4 cows 120, 2 yearlings 30, 4 48 

Griswold, Frank A. 1 

horse 25* cow 25, house 200, barn- 100, home place 25a 350, 
Jennings lot 15a 100, 10 80 

Hart, John H. 1 

horse 125, colt 75, house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 
40a 450, 13 83 

Hannum, Park [estate] 

house 100, barn 125, corn barn 40, home place 62a 800, Shaw 

lot 20a 800, [exempt 500] 15 02 

Hannum, Austin P. 1 

3 horses 200, 11 cows 330, 3 yearlings 60, 3 swine 30, 8 82 

Hannum, Charles E. 1 2 00 

Hannum. A. P. & C. E. 

Berry lot 6a 100, 1 10 

Harrington, Joseph 1 

barn 25, Oakes lot 80a 1200, 15 48 

Harrington, Mrs Joseph 

house 100, barn 75, home place 4a 75, Oakes lot 3a 150, 4 40 

Haskins, Criton G. 1 

horse 25, cow 15, house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50, 5 19 

Hamilton, Frank W. 1 2 00 

Horr, Elbridge F, 1 

horse 50, house 1C0, barn 50, home place 50a 200, Mitchell 
lot 7a 75, / 7 23 

Horr, Caroline 

old place 60a 1000, 11 00 

Hunter, George L. 1 

3 horses 200, 3 cows 80, two-year-old 20, yearling 15, 2 
sheep 6, swine 8, 30 fowls 12, house 175, barn 125, shop 50, 
horse barn 50, home place 42a 800, out lot 4a 10, 19 06 

Hunter, Mrs. G. L. 

stock in trade 1000, store 150, 12 65 

Haskins, Henry M. 1 

3 horses 225. 8 cows 220, 2 two-year-olds 40, 3 yearlings 45, 
swine 15, house 200, barn and shed 75, cider mill 50, home 
place 7(>a 600, 

Hamilton, John L. 

Haskins, Charles E. 

Houghton. Bert 

H®rr, Fannv and Rebecca 
land 30a 100, 

Hodgkins, Henry B. 
land 35a 250, 

Hodgkins, Charles 

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Johnson, Ansel [estate] 

barn 25, home place 123a 80«», 9 08 

Johnson, Andrew 1 

3 horses 225, cow 25, house 150, barn 75, home place 20a 

200, land 17a 150, Brown lot 25a 100, 12 18 

Johnson, Henry A. 1 

2 horses 125, . 3 38 



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NAMES AND VALUATION. 2- Tax 

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Johnson, Lyman S. 1 

10 cows 250, 2 swine 16, house 275, barn 100, home place 
79a 1500 ; Abbott lot 74a 300, 28 86 

Johnson, William H. 1 

horse 50, 9 cows 270, house 350, barn 300, home place 76a 
1400, 28 07 

Johnson, Margaret 

house 350, barn 100, home place 3a 150, 6 60 

Jennison, Eliza 

house 300, barn 150, •home place 10a 300, pasture lot 9a 50, 8 80 

Kirke, Phineas D. 1 

horse 25, cow 25, yearling 12, house 250, barn 100, home place 
25a 250, 9 28 

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Lincoln, Fred W. 1 

2 horses 75, 2 cows 60, two-year old 25, 2 yearlings 30, 2 

swine 20, 18 fowls 7, house 375, barn 400, hen house 50, 

home place 223a 800, 22 27 

Lawless, Lucius 1 

horse 60, cow 20, 2 88 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 250, [exempt 500,] 28 

Miller, William O. 1 2 00 

Moore, Myron A. 1 2 00 

Magrath, George T. 1 2 00 

Magrath, Mrs. Geo. T. 

2 horses 35, 3 cows 90, 2 two-year-olds 40, house 575, barn 
300, creamery 25, home place 78a 1700, 30 42 

Matthews, Mrs. Mary 

horse 35, 2 cows 50, house 200, barn 125, shed 25, small 
house 100, home place 87a 850, 15 24 

Mitchell, Edwin P. 1 

horse 75, steam mill 1000, small house 75, 14 66 

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Nichols, Charles A. 1 2 00 

Paige, Christopher W. 1 

2 horses 60, house 350, barn 250, home place 104a 2250, 34 01 

Paige, C. W. and son 

6 cows 175, 1 93 

Paige, John C. 1 2 00 

Pierce, Fred N. 1 

horse 50, 2 cows 55, 3 16 

Pierce, Mrs. H. E. 

house 225, barn 100, home place 62a 400, 7 98 

Pierce, Frederick E. 1 

horse 25, swine 10, house 250, barn 125, shed 25, home place 

P- 74a w°^ xx 12 29 

Pierce, Waldo H. 1 

horse 60, cow 30, house 350, barn 100, home place l-2a 25, 
Pierce lot 28a 150, Berry lot 12a 75, 10 69 

Pierce, Daniel T. 1 





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NAMES AND VALUATION. £- Tax 



horse 50, 2 cows 50, house 200, barn 100, Freeman house 75, 

home place 70a 800, Fish lot 10a 150, Freeman lot 4a 20, 
Pierce, Carl M. 

horse 50, 2 two-year-olds 25, 
Powers, Herman C. 

horse$60, 
Powers, Bert L. 

horse 40, cow 25, 
Powers, Minor E. 

horse 75, cow 30, swine 10, 50 fowls 20, 
Pierce, Mrs. David F. 

house 200, barn 75, home place 10a 150, Berry lot loa 150 
Pierce, Appleton [estate,] 

house 550, barn 100, mill 100, home place 45a 300, Henry 

lot 24a 300, 
Pierce, Ellis F. 

horse 35, 2 cows 50, 2 vearlings 20, 

Reed, Alden D. 1 

2 oxen 100, 3 horses 225, 14 cows 275, 6 yearlings 90, 7 swine 

56, house 550, barn 350, shed 25. home place 115a 2250, 45 13 

Reed, Mrs. A D. 

land 7a 50, 55 

Reed, Harry A. 1 2 00 

Russell, Mrs. Abigail 

house 450, barn 100, shed 25, home place 32a 400, [exempt 

500,] 5 23 

S 
Smith, Justin L. 1 

2 horses 175, 6 cows 175, 2 two-year-olds 50. 3 yearlings 30, 

3 swine 35, 
Stone, Leon L. 1 

2 horses 60, cow 20, 
Stone, Mrs. Lucy 

house 175, barn 100, shed 25, home place 52a 400, [exempt 

500,] 
Sikes, Abner 

land 10a 25, 
Smith, Lemuel 1 

house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 89a 950, 
Shaw, Joseph N. 1 

3 horses 100, 2 cows 55, two-year-old 20, yearling 15, 2 
houses 375, barn 100, horse barn 75, shop 150, home place 

70a 800, 20 59 

Shaw, Howard I. 1 

3 horses 100, 4 cows 100, 3 two-year-olds '50, house 250, 
barn 150, shed 50, home place 75a 550, Fish lot 10a 100, 16 85 

Shaw, Henry C. 1 

stock in trade 150, horse 40, cow 25, swine 8, house and 
store 275, barn 50, home place 3a 100, 9 13 

Snyder, Fred S. 1 2 00 

Shaw, Carl S. 1 

2 horses 175, cow 30, house 150, shed 25, home place la 25, 5 91 

Stacy, Geo. L. 1 2 00 

Shattuck, Charles W- 1 



7 


12 


o 


88 


2 


20 




28 


17 


13 



NAMES AND VALUATION. £, Tax 



horses 185, 7 cows 190, 5 swine 47, house 200, barn 150, shed 

25, home place 100a 900, 20 67 

Shaw, George W. 1 

3 horses 200, 4 cows 85, yearling 15, house 350, barn 100, 21 25 
home place 60a 1000, 

T 

Thayer, Mrs. Addison 

house 225, barn 100, home place 89a 800, Snyder lot 30a 200, 
Vaughan lot 25a 75, 15 40 

Thayer, Ellis A. 1 

2 horses 125, 5 cows 150, two-year-old 20, yearling 15, 
swine 20, 5 63 

Thresher, Fred M. 1 

2 horses 75, 4 cows 110, 2 two-year olds 40, yearling 15, 4 64 

Thresher, William 1 

horse 40, 2 44 

Thresher, Samuel 

house 300, barn 100, old house 25, old barn 50, home place 
16a 200, old place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, Tourtellott 
lot 20a 100. 16 23 

Tourtellott, William M. 

Titus, Mrs. Elsie C. 

house 300, barn 100, shop 50, home place 8a 125, Aldrich 
lot 5a 50, [exempt 500,] 

TJ 
Upton, George H. 

horse 25, 
Upton, Henry S. 

horse 25, 2 cows 60, 13 fowls 5, house 150, barn 75, hen 

house 25, home place 50a 250, 
Upton, Willard S., [estate] 

house 150, barn 100, home place 59a 600, [exempt 283,] 
Upton, Leigh ton A. 

horse 25, 2 cows 50, 

\r 

Vaughn, S\ lvanus 1 

horse 60, 5 cows 150, 2 yearlings 30, 30 fowls 12, hou>e 100, 

barn 100. shed 50. home place 57a 300, 10 82 

Vaughan, Mrs Erring J). 

house 400, barn 250, house ISo. 2 150, home place 70a 100, 15 40 
Vaughan, Walter S. 1 

horse 50, cow 30, 10 fowls 4, house 15<), barn 50, home 

place 8a 100, 6 22 

. Mrs. Joseph P. 

2 horses 150, cow 30. 2 yearlings 45, 10 fowls 4, house 5C0, 

barn 125, hf»n house 75, home place 84a 700, 
Vaughan, Marcus E. 1 

horse 25, 
Vaughan, Mrs. Ida 

house 100, barn 50, home place 9a 100, Vaughn place 26a 

100, 
Vaughan, Olorinda 

land 46a 350, 



1 


2 00 




1 38 


1 
1 


2 28 




8 49 


1 


6 24 
2 83 



17 92 


2 28 


3 85 


3 85 



10 



NAMES AND VALUATION. °* Tax 



Weth, A. IB. 1 2 00 

Wood, John 1 

cow 30, 2 33 

Wood, Elizabeth [heirs] 

house 325, barn 150, hen house 25, home place 55a 300, 8 80 

Wendemuth, William P. 1 

horse 25, 3 cows 60, yearling 15, 15 fowls 6, house 175, bam 

125, home place 73a 400, 10 87 

Waugh, Walter M. 1 

3 horses 150, 14 cows 420, 3 two-year-olds 60, 7 yearlings 

105, 3 swine 35, 40 fowls 16, house 500, barn 200, Smith 

house 125, Smith barn 125, Smith shed 25, home place 64a 

900, Smith place 88a 550, Cogswell lot 60a 250, 40 08 

White, Josiah E. 1 

2 horses 50, 16 cows 400, 7 two-year-olds 130, yearlings 15, 8 55 

Whitaker, Silas 1 

2,horses 50, cow 30, 35 fowls 14, house 150, barn 100, hen 

house 25, home place 70a 250, 8 1 

Wood, Oliver [estate] 

house 200, barn 500, hen house 40, shed 25, home place 103a 

900, oat lot 35a 225, 
Whipple, Warren M. 

stock in trade 1000, horse 50, house and store 750, barn 150, 

home place 10a 60, 
Wheeler, Edward T. 

horse 50, 4 cows 120, 5 yearlings 70, 
White, Ellis [estate] 

barn 100, Newell place 118a 670, 
White, Mrs. Ellis 

house 150, barn 100, shed 25, home place 50a 500. 
Whitcomb, Geo. W. 
Wheelwright. Joseph 

2 horses 125, U. P. R. R stock 1300, 
Ward, Dick 

horse 30, 
Wolf, Frank P. 

cow 20, 3 two-year-olds 80, yearling 18, house 100, barn 100, 

home place 68a 400, 7 90 



1 


20 79 


-i 


24 11 




4 64 




8 47 


1 
1 

1 


8 53 
2 00 

17 68 

2 33 



Non-Residents. 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 



Tax 



Goddard and Williams 
King lot 44a 1000, 



PETERSHAM. 



ATHOL. 



Arnott, John 

land 18a 50, 
Hamilton, Geo, L. 

house 175, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3a 75, 
Fay, O. A. 



land 8a 50. 



GREENWICH. 



Slowic, Joseph 

land 65a 225, 
Clark, Naomi E. 

land 64a 550, 
Hunter, Edward M. 

land 20a 175, 
Thresher, Joseph 

land 30a 150, Freeman land 6a 20, 
Cutler, Smith 

land 36a 450, 
Powers, Charles A. 

land 54a 200, 
Powers, Charles N. 

land 10a 200, 
Wheeler, John A. 

land 7a 50, 
Frye. W. P. [estate] 

land 6a 5o, 
Vaughan, Martin E. 

land la 15, 
Harrington, Clinton P 

Pine Hill lot 35a 700, Arnott lot 18a 150, Whitcomb lot 2a 

25, Caswell lot 77a 100, Baker place 2a 100, Derby lot 40a 

700, C. N. Powers lot 4a 400, Brown lot 22a 750, Woods lot 

20a 400, Little lot 88a 800, 
Harrington & Fay 

Horr lot 60a 125, Paige lot 120a 300, Merritt Horr lot 45a 

75, Pulnam lot 66a 100, 
Harrington & Vaughn 

Pierce lot 20a 200, 
Powers, Caroline [heirs] 



11 00 

55 

3 30 
55 

2 48 
6 0§ 

1 93 

a, 87 

4 95 

2 20 
2 20 

55 

1? 

45 38 

6 60 

2 20 



12 

NAMES AND VALUATION. Tax 



house 150. bam 50, home place 58a 600, 8 80 

Warner, George C. 

land 25a 100, 1 10 

Root, Amelia 

land 22a 225, 2 48 

Powers, John 

land 3a 35, 39 

Kelley, Eugene 

land 100a 750, 8 25 

Richards, J. H. 

barn 50, home place 90a 450, 5 50 

SMITH FERRY. 

Sanderson, Wilson E. 

Haskell lot 35a 350, 3 85 

ORANGE. 

Barrows, Harrison [estate] 

barn 100, home place 185a 900, 
Pierce, Luman P. 



AMHERST. 



land 153a 2000, 

Paige, Theodore L. 

land 15a 100, 
Cadwell, Frank 

land 8a 50, 

ENFIELD. 

Newbry, Susan 

land 11a 150, 
Ward, A. J. N. 

laud 40a 100, 
Downing, Edward B. 

Brigham lot 33a 150, Pierce and Ellis lot 32a 125, Ilorr lot 

8a 40, land 5a 25, 
Flint, J. W. 

Stetson lot 150a 300, Cowan lot 60a 200, 
Wood & Ward 

Hemingway lot 35a 100, Nutting lot 30a 100, 
Garlic, Geo. A. 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 130a 400, Down- 
ing lot 40a 200, 
Horr, Reuben N. 

Pierce lot 15a 150, 

PELHAM. 

Wilson, George H. 

land 18a 100, 1 10 

Shores, David 

Hunt lot 15a 50. Abbott lot 70a 500, Conkey lot 64a 550, 

Crossett lot 6a 100, Johnson lot 12a 100, 14 30 

Vanstone, John 

saw mill 500, 5 50 

Cook, Theodore L. 

land 10a 50, 55 

NEW SALEM. 

Putnam, Willard 

Kemp lot 30a 200, Ashley lot 30a 200, Berry lot 61a 300, 



11 


00 


22 


00 


1 


10 




55 


1 


65 


1 


10 


o 


74 


5 


50 


2 


20 


9 


35 


1 


65 



13 

NAMES AND VALUATION. Tax 



Whitaker lot 30a 700, 15 40 

Lincoln, Frank W. 

Dunn lot 26a 200, 2 20 

Stacy, Joseph A. 

Bigelow lot 36a 150, 1 65 

Hamilton. David 

land 14a 200, 2 20 

Freeman, Edward A. 

Pierce lot 6a 55, 61 

Powers, Mrs. D. E. 

land 25a 75, 83 

Hunt, John 

2 barns 275, home place 29a 275, Hunt lot 20a 250, Town lot 

2a 25, Rogers lot 14a 100, • 10 18 

Holden, Joseph 

Osburn lot 10a 60, 66 

Cummiiig's, Bvron 8. 

house 75, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 35a 150, 3 85 

SHUTESBURY. 

Berry, Geo. A, 

Pierce meadow 18a 175, 1 93 

Moore, E. M. 

house 200, barn 100, home place la 25, Moore lot 8a 50, mill 

dam lot 7a 50, 4 68 

Ileminway, William H, 

school lot 25a 2500, 27 50 

Pierce, Myron A. 

Flint & Gillett lot 65a 250, Pierce lot 20a 300, 6 05 

PATTERSON, N. J. 

Carlson, C. F. 

house 250, barn 50, home place 44a 200, 5 50 

LEVERETT. 

Fitts, Rufus 

land 15a 100, 1 io 

NORTH DANA. 

Powers, Or riii J. 

land 150a 600, s6 60 

Crawford & Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 350, 3 85 

Tyler, E. P. 

land 54a 100, Humes lot 27a 270, 4 07 

Lincoln, William B. 

land 100a 1800, 19 80 

Lindsey, F. H. 

laud 40a 100, . j \q 

Recor, Joseph 

land 45a 125, 1 38 

Doubleday, Lucius 

land 28a 300, $ SO 

Recor & Cary 

land 30a 100, i iq 

Lincoln, George W. 

land 70a 900, $ <9Q 

Gee, Charles 



14 

NAMES AND VALUATION. Tax 



Brown lot 4a 25, 28 

Hitchcock & Davis, 

machinery 600, house 600, barn 100, small house 50, mill 

2000, boiler house and brick work 150, boiler and engine 

550, land 32a 125, 45 93 

Wood, James F. 

shop 50, 2 small houses 50, 1 10 

Wood & Lincoln 

barn 50, Lindsey land 95a 250, Mountain lot 8a 40, 3 74 

Berry, Munroe W. 

land 30a 200, 2 20 

Doubleday, Rolliu 

house 175, barn 50, home place 70a 300, 5 78 

Hamilton, Joseph N. 

house 50, barn 200, home place 69a 600, sprout lot 9a 75, 10 18 

WARE. 

Blair, Mrs. Francis 

land 15a 150, 1 65 

HARD WICK. 

Paige, Geo. D. 

land 60a 200, 2 20 

Ruggles, Louis H. 

Hamilton lot 10a 200, 2 20 

MILLERS FALLS. 

Bartlett, Eunice 

land 10a 100, 1 10 

BOSTON. 

Drinkwater, Charlotte 

land 56a 535, 5 89 

WINCHENDON. 

Young, Charles C. 

house 175, barn 100, shed 25, home place 27a 350, 7 15 

EAST BROOKFIELD. 

Howe, Julia 

house 100, shed 25, home place 89a 700, 9 08 

SPRINGFIELD. 

Smith, Jennie A. 

house 150, barn 125, home place 67a 700, 8 53 

HARTFORD, CONN. 

Stacy, In a B. 

house 225, barn 100, home place 69a 450, [exempt 500] 3 08 

NEW HAVEN, CONN. 

Moeller, Constand A. 

house 200, barn 2f 0, home place 125a 1250, 18 70 

LIST OF PER-ONS EXEMPT FROM TAXATION MAY 1. 1902. 

Russell, Mrs. Abigail 

real estate $500 

Moore, Asa 

house 200, barn 100, mill 100, home place 6a 100, 500 

Berry, Anna 

real estate 140 

Titus, Mrs. Elsie 

real estate 500 

Lawless, Mrs. David B. 



15 

NAMES AND VALUATION. Tax 



real estate, 500 

Si one, Mrs. Lucy 

real estate, 500 

Wetherell, Willard A. 

house 200, hen house 25, home place 5a 25, 250 

Wheelock, Mrs. Dexter 

house 100, barn 50, home place 7a 75, 225 

Gilbert, Charlotte 

house 400, shed 50, home place la 50, 500 

Haskins, Mrs. Mason 

house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 100, 300 

Hannum, Mrs. Park [ 

real estate, 500 

Paige, Mrs. Edwin J. 

land 100 

Stacy, Ina B. 

real estate 500 

Upton, Mrs. Willard 

real estate 217 

Berry, Mrs. John 

real estate, 350 

Congl. Church Society 

church 600 



» » » ■ ■<»> i 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 

Number of residents assessed on property, 
Number of non-residents assessed on property, 
Number of persons assessed on property, 
Number of persons assessed for poll tax only, 

Total number of persons assessed, 

Number of polls, 
Tax on each poll, 
Value of assessed personal estate, 
Value of real estate excluding land, 
Value of real estate excluding buildings, 

Total valuation May 1, 1902, 



132 




79 




211 




26 




237 




113 






$2 00 




$ 24,475 00 




44,398 00 




97,204 00 




166,077 00 




16 

TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES, 
INCLUDING OVERLaYINGS. 



On personal estate, 
On real estate, 
On polls, 

Total, 
Rate of total tax per $1000. 
Number of horses assessed, 

cows, 

sheep, 

neat cattle other than cows-, 

swine, 

dwelling houses, 

acres of land, 

fowls, 
Value of fowls, 



WALTER M. WAUGH, 
SILAS WHITAKER 
HENRY M. HASKINS 



';} 



) 269 43 

1557 95 

226 00 



134 

297 
30 

136 
57 

107 
11035 

461 



52,053 38 
$11 00 



$184 00 



Assessors 

of 
Prescott. 



For the Year 1902-1903, 

I MBMI II II ■ < HI M U M 

To the Citizens of Prescott : 

The Selectmen present the following report. 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS. 

Geo. A. Ashton, 
Elsie Titus, 
Geo. H. Upton, 
Marcus E. Vaughn, 
Willard A. Witherall, 
Maria R. Witherall, 
Luther E. Chapin, 
Jeremiah Armstrong, 
Henry S. Upton, 

TOWN OFFICERS. 

Paid W. F. Wendemuth, Sup't. of Schools, 

W. M. Waugh, services as Overseer of Poor, 
11 " Selectman, Assessor and Regis- 
trar, 49 00 
H. M. Haskins, Selectman, Assessor and Regis- 
trar, 37 50 
H. M. Haskins, Overseer of Poor, 2 00 
Henry Drury, Auditor, 5 00 
Fred N, Pierce, Treasurer, 80 00 
" " Registrar, 4 50 
Daniel T. Pierce, Sealer of Weights, 3 00 
Henry L. Berry, Janitor, 2 00 
A. P. llaunum. Tree Warden, 3 50 



$ 8 


00 


48 00 


48 00 


36 


00 


48 


00 


48 


00 


66 


00 


36 


00 


32 


00 


$25 00 


6 


25 



$370 00 



$1G7 76 



i8 



TOWN FARM ACCOUNT, CR. 

Rent of pasture due from J. E. White, $15 00 

Received from sale of grass, 27 60 

Received from sale of apples, 20 00 

SOLDIERS' RELIEF. 

Paid James J. Porter, $ 4 0^ 

Mrs. Luther Chapin, care M. E. Vaughn, 47 00 
W. A. Clark, M. D., medical attendance M. E. 

Vaughn, 26 25 

Received from Town of Athol, relief paid James J. 
Porter, 



$62 60 



$77 25 
4 00 



Net cost, 

SOLDIERS' BURIAL. 

Paid A. P. Hannum, burial agent, funeral expenses 

of M. E. Vaughn, 
Due from State, funeral expenses of M. E. Vaughn, 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid North Dana fire company, 

H. M. Dolbeare, Assessor's notices and blanks, 
Athol Transcript Printing Co., printing town 

reports, 
H. M. Dolbeare, printing posters for Tree 

Warden, 
Internal Revenue stamp, 
P. E. Murphy, dog blanks, 
Account book for Treasurer, 
Note and interest Orange Savings Bank, 
Athol Transcript Printing Co., grass auction 

posters, 
Cash for Tax Collector's book, 
J. S. Whitman, tax bills, 
P. D. Kirke, cutting tree in school yard, 
District Court, cost of Armstrong case, 
County tax, 
J$, S, Robinson, repairs on ballot box, 



$73 25 



535 00 


35 00 


$9 20 


5 10 



25 00 



1 


50 




50 


2 


50 




50 


201 


25 


1 


00 


1 


00 


1 


25 




40 


15 


76 


309 


67 


6 


50 



19 



A. P. Hannum, teller March meeting, 


1 50 


W. F, Wendemuth, taking school census, 


5 00 


W. B. Morrell, account book, 


?50 


State tax, 


90 00 


Note and interest Orange Savings Bank, 


253 19 


Fred N. Pierce, Treasurer of Public Library, 


64 76 


EL M. Haskins, driving hearse, 


10 00 


W. M. Waugh, inspecting meat, 


11 70 


F. N. Pierce, Justice, 


6 25 


" " meeting town clerks, 


4 00 


" " recording births, deaths and mar- 




riages, 


2 40 


F. N. Pierce, postage and express, 


7 95 


W. M. Waugh, " " " 


3 81 


H. C. Powers, ballot clerk, 


1 50 


James D. Barnes, " 


1 50 


Henry N. Grover, Inspector of Cattle, 


17 00 


Approved bill for pens, 


1 00 


Cecil Bagnall, blanks, 


1 51 




<fi1 061 70 




(JIIjUUt: i V 


HIGHWAY ACCOUNT. 




SMALL TOWN ACCOUNT — PRESCOTT HILL 


• 


Paid Henry Haskins and team, 


$21 00 


John Cowan and team, 


11 54 


Carl Pierce, 


8 72 


Ellis Pierce, 


8 05 


Leon Stone, 


8 72 


John Hartt, 


8 72 


Frank Griswold, 


8 72 


W. M. Waugh and team, 


11 00 


Harry Reed, 


8 72 


Rector Reed, 


8 72 



— $103 91 

HIGHWAY ACCOUNT. 

SMALL TOWN ACCOUNT — NORTH ROAD. 

Paid Henry Haskins, self, man and team, $46 75 

Frank Newell, f 2 50 

Frank J. Currier, 26 00 

fvmk GriswoJtL |§ £Q 



20 

W. M. Waugh and team, 

Leon Stone, 

Carl Pierce, 

Luther D. Chapin, 

G. T. Waugh, 

Ellis Thayer and team, 

C G. Haskins, 

A. B. Gross and team, 

Reel or Reed, 

Frank P. Hall, one roll wire, 

Received from State, 
Town appropriation, 
Total amount received and appropriated, 
Balance to complete the work, 

RECAPITULATION. 

Paid Miscellaneous account, 
Support of schools, 
Highways and snow bills, 
State aid, 
Soldiers' relief, 
Burial of soldier, 
State highway, Prescott Hill, 
" " " North road, 

Support of poor 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Town officers, 

RESOURCES. 

Due from Collector of Taxes for 1901, 
" " " 1902, 

State, support of Lucy Rider, 
State, " Flora Warren, 

State for cattle inspection, 
State, Chap. 42, Sec. 30, revised laws, 
State, Chap. 42, Sec. 45, « «■ 

State, Chap. 42, Sec. 3, " « 

State, Chap. 44, Sec. 4, " " 

State, Soldier Burial, 



111 


80 




37 


75 




33 


00 




9 


83 




2 


25 




44 


10 




1 


50 




30 


80 




1 


50 




3 


90 


$418 18 


336 


00 


200 


00 


$536 00 
117 82 


$1,064 


70 




1,859 


95 




668 


54 




370 


00 




77 


25 




35 


00 




103 


91 




418 


18 




298 


36 




178 


56 




167 


75 


$5,242 20 


$108 66 




755 


46 




39 


43 




127 


68 




8 


50 




122 


00 




148 80 




30 


00 




15 00 




35 00 





21 

State Aid, 418 00 

Town of Shutesbury, tuition Bessie Abbott, 9 00 
Town of New Salem , tuition Stacy children, 18 00 
J. E. White, rent of pasture, 
Fred Abbott, tuition, 
Cash in hands of Treasurer, 

LIABILITIES. 

Frank J. Currier, Collector, 1901, 
Frank J. Currier, " 1902, 

Support of N. M. Horr, 
" Pierce Horr, 
Silas Whitaker, Selectman, Assessor and Registrar, 



15 00 




6 00 




655 28 






$2,511 81 




$42 50 




48 00 




200 00 




55 00 




15 75 






$361 25 






$2,150 56 



Balance in favor of Town, 

W. M. WAUGH, ) Selectmen 
SILAS WHITAKER, > of 
H. M. HASKINS. ) Prescott. 



REPORT OF OVERSEERS OF POOR. 



Paid W. A. Clark, M, D., medical attendance to 

James Stacy, $11 75 
Northampton Hospital, support of Flora A. 

Warren, 127 68 

Cora Kelly, support of Lucy Rider, 156 43 

O. E. Hager, clothing for Pierce Horr, 2 50 

. $298 36 

Received from State, support of Lucy Rider, 117 00 

Due from State, " " 39 43 



" Flora Warren, 127 68 



284 11 



Net cost of poor, 14 25 

W. M. WAUGH, > Overseers 

SILAS WHITAKER, V of 
H. M. HASKINS. S Poor. 



REPORT OF 

HIGHWAY SURVEYOR 

For the Year 1902-1903. 



COST OF LABOR ON HIGHWAY AND BRIDGES. 

H. M. Haskins and team, 
W. M. Wangfa and team, 
Carl M. Pierce, 
Leon Stone. 
Ellis Pierce, 
John Hartt, 
Harry Reed, 
Ellis Thayer, 
Stephen Marvel, 
Frank Griswold, 
Rector Reed. 
Frank Newell, 
Geo. T Wangh. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid Geo. E. Allen, scraper edge, 

H. C. Fay, dynamite, 

H. C. Ellis, two shovels 

Orange Hardware, hammer and two handles, 

Joseph Stacy, logs for sluices, 

Geo. L. Hunter, spikes and scraper repairs, 
W. M. Whipple, fuse and spikes, 
A. D. Reed, railings, 

BRIDGES. 

Paid Cadwell and Putnam for plank, 
J. E. White for plank, 



$149 35 


108 06 


63 86 


47 78 


46 98 


26 58 


13 50 


3 00 


> 


34 08 


9 00 


7 50 


75 


$8 60 


1 50 


2 50 


1 50 


3 36 


1 B6 


67 


3 50 


$22 39 


90 



[$568 44 



$23 49 



$23 29 



Total cost of highways and bridges, 615 22 

Paid snow bills for spring of 1902, 53 32 

The Highway Surveyor reports that guide boards are maintained at 
the following places: Near Whiting's mill, near J. M. Harrington's, 
near Ianthia Brown's, near J. N. Hamilton's, near L. L. Johnson's, near 
Bobbinville four corners, near W. H. Pierce's, near Dr. Clark's, near 
John Berry's, near Asa Moore's, near D. T. Pierce's, near North Pres- 
cott, near M. F. Brown's. 

W. M. WAUGH, Highway Surveyor. 



AUDITOR'S REPORT, 

To the Voters of Prescott : 

The tax collector for the year 1901 and 1902, C. E. Currier, has col- 
lected and paid into the town treasury as follows : 
Tax of 1901, due on principal, 

" interest, 

Assessment for the year 1902, 
Paid on principal, 

" interest, 
Due on principal, 
" interest, 

ROAD COMMISSIONERS. 
Town appropriation, 
Received from Treasurer, 
Expended for roads, bridges and snow bills, 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 
Received from Treasurer. 
Expended for all purposes, 

TOWN LIBRARY TRUSTEES. 
Receipts and money on hand, 
Expended, 
Balance on hand, 

TOWN TREASURER. 
Received from all sources, 
Expended as per book, 
Balance and actual cash in Treasury, 

CEMETERY FUNDS. 
Paige fund, 
Haskius funds, 

TRUST FUNDS. 
Wright fund, 

STATE HIGHWAY. 
Expended on Prescott Hill, 

" North road, 

Balance unexpended on North road, 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY F. DRURY, Auditor. 
Prescott, Feb. 18, 1903. 



$99 69 


8 97 


2,044 38 


1,310 92 


9 00 


733 46 


$22 00 


$650 00 


668 54 


668 54 


P°.053 12 


>3 12 


$73 39 


65 75 


7 64 


5,897 48 


5,242 20 


655 28 


$100 00 


200 00 


$1,000 00 


$103 91 


418 18 


$117 82 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



a < »> » <«> 



Of the Town of Prescott, for 1902* 

MONTHLY STATEMENT OF EECEIPTS OF TREASURER 

FOR 1902-3. 
1902. 
Feb. 19. Received balance from settlement, 

22. Received Collector, 
Mar. 1 . Received Collector, 

7. Received J. E. White, for use of town farm 

pasture, 
24. Received State Treasurer, insane paupers, 
April 2. Received for Soldier's relief fund, 
5. Received Collector, 
30. Received town of New Salem, tuition, 
May 16. Received State Treasurer, insane paupers, 
June 14. Received Collector, 

18. Received Orange Savings Bank, 
Jury 16. Received grass sold on town farm, 1902, 

23. Received State Treasurer, highway commiss- 

ion, 300 00 

Aug. 20. Received for grass sold on town farm, 1902, 5 65 
23. Received State Treasurer, inspection of ani- 
mals, 4 75 
23. " " " insane paupers, 39 00 
Sept. 2. Received Collector, 25 00 
2. Received Collector, 311 55 
Oct. 9. Received Collector, 112 98 
9. Received Collector, 13 00 
Nov. 3. Received H. I. Shaw, balance from sale of 

Freeman farm, 257 75 

10. Received Auctioneer's license, 2 00 

12. Received George Ashton, for apples on town 

farm, 20 00 

19. Received Collector, 76 34 

Dec. 6. Received Collector, 98 30 



$930 11 


19 


48 


151 


57 


15 


00 


39 


43 


12 00 


110 


62 


18 


00 


38 


57 


135 00 


250 


00 


21 


95 



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15. Keceived State Treasurer, corporation tax, 24 32 
15. Keceived State Treasurer, National Bank tax, 63 36 
15. Received State Treasurer, State aid, Sec. 9 to 

14, Inc. chapter 79, revised laws, 268 00 

15. Received State reimbursement of exp. for 

maintainance of the insane, 39 43 

15. Received State tuition of children, small 

towns, 137 50 

15. Received State treasurer, 336 00 

15. Received State treasurer, income Mass. 

school fund, 256 00 
1903. 

Jan. 6. Received Collector, 175 99 

16. Received County treasurer, dog fund, 64 76 
16. Received Collector, 77 66 

16. Received State treasurer, income Mass. school 

fund, 626 34 

Feb. 2. Received Collector, 157 30 

2. Received Collector, 128 18 

2. Received Collector, 309 69 

14. Received Collector, 222 90 

17. Received H. M. Haskins, for 2m shingles at 

$3.50 per m, 7 00 

$5,897 48 

MONTHLY STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES FOR 1902. 

Feb. 2. Paid Selectmen's orders, $28 50 

Mar. 4 " " 51 68 

Apr. 5. " " 165 71 

May 3. " " 370 54 

June 18. " " 758 75 

July 5. " " 182 28 

Ang. 2. " " 243 25 

Sept. 6. " " 298 87 

Oct. 2. " " 462 46 

9. Paid County tax, 309 67 

Nov. 4. Paid Selectmen's orders, 447 87 

Dec. 4. " " 517 76 

15. Paid State tax, 90 00 
1903. 

Jan. 4. Paid Selectmen's orders, 452 75 



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Feb. 3. Paid note and interest, 253 19 

14. Paid Selectmen's orders, 608 92 

. $5,242 20 

Cash on hand to balance, 655 28 

FRED N. PIERCE, Treasurer. 



TRUSTEES OF THE WRIGHT FUND. 



Report as follows for 1901 : 
March 1902, Received the interest on fund, $36 02 

Paid as follows : 
Asa Moore, $12 02 

Mrs. M. W. Haskins, 12 00 

Children of H. E. Pierce, 12 00 

$36 02 

FRED N. PIERCE, ) Trustees 

EL C. POWERS, > of 

WALTER M. WAUGH, ) Wright Fund. 



ANNUAL REPORT 

— OF THE — 

asSCHOOL COMMITTEE^ 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand from last year, $932 82 

Town appropriation, 300 00 

Income from Mass. school fund, 626 34 

Town of New Salem for tuition, 13 00 



$1,877 16 



EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for teachers' salaries, $1,023 50 

For fuel, 52 90 

For care of fires and rooms, 21 05 

For common school tuition, 15 00 

For miscellaneous, 10 55 

$1,123 00 

Balance, $754 16 

Paid teachers in anticipation of State re-imbursement 

by Chap. 42, Sec. 30, Revised Laws, $212 00 

Received from State on above, 88 00 

Balance due the town from Commonwealth, $124 00 

Paid town of New Salem, High School tuition in an- 
ticipation of State re-imbursement by Chap. 
42, Sec. 3, Revised Laws, $137 50 

Paid town of Athol, do., 30 00 

_ $167 50 

Received from State on above, 137 50 

Balance due from Commonwealth, $30 00 



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Balance from last year for text books and supplies, $17 38 
Town appropriation for the same, 150 00 

Expended, 

Balance, 
Balance on hand from last year for repairs, 
Expended, 

Balance, 
Town appropriation for mileage, 
Balance from last year, 

Expended, 

Balance, $36 50 

ITEMS OF EXPENSE. 

FOR TEACHERS. 

Paid Nellie E. Albee for 12 weeks, $ 78 00 

LuraL. Berry " 20 " 130 00 

Marion G. Albee for 12 weeks, 78 00 

Bessie G. Hirst for 15 weeks, 97 50 

Miss Barton, (paid to J. H. Hartt) for 1 week, 5 50 

Winifred E. Cogswell, for 2 weeks, 13 00 

Fannie M. Gould, for 32 weeks, 208 00 

Elvie M. Paige, for 31 weeks, 218 50 

Levi W. Flagg, for 12 weeks, 78 00 

Edna G. Doubleday for 18 weeks, 117 00 



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$167 34 




150 77 




16 61 


$187 54 




122 18 






$65 36 


$100 00 




19 00 




— _ 


$119 00 




82 50 



$1,023 50 



FOR TEACHERS BY CHAP. 42, SEC. 30, REVISED LAWS. 

Paid Nellie E. Albee for 12 weeks, $24 00 

Lura L. Berry for 20 weeks, 40 00 

Fannie M. Gould for 32 weeks, 61 00 

Elvie M. Paige for 42 weeks, 84 00 

FOR FUEL. 

Paid W. M. Waugh for chopping, drawing and saw- 
ing wood for No, 4 , $ 8 00 



$212 00 



3° 



H. I. Shaw for 4 cords slab wood, 

Harry E. Waugh, sawing 1 cord slabs, 

John Powers, 2| cords wood at No. 5, 

John Cowan, h cord wood at No. 2, 

M. A. Griswold, sawing wood at No. 2, 

Geo. T. Waugh, sawing and chopping wood for 

schools, 
Carl M. Pierce, cutting wood, 
W. M. Waugh, drawing wood, 
W. F. Wendemuth, \ cord wood, 

FOR CARE OF FIRES AND ROOMS. 

Paid for No. 1 house, 24 weeks, 
No. 2 " 12 " 
No. 3 " 24 " 
No. 4 " 24 " 
No. 5 " 24 " 

FOR TEXT BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 

Paid E. E. Babb & Co., books and supplies, 
Ginn & Co., text books, 
Thompson, Brown & Co., books, 
Silver, Burdett & Co., " 

E. L. Adams for Hobb's sticks, 
Silver, Burdett & Co , Ward's Manual, 
G. L. Hunter for supplies, 
Chas. Paige for slate pencils, 
W. F. Wendemuth, carting books and supplies, 

and labor incident to exchange of books, 
For dippers, dustpans, basins, etc., 
For boxes to ship old books in, 
For freight and express, 

FOR MILEAGE. 

Paid Silas Whitaker for 12 weeks, 
Fred W. Lincoln for 12 weeks, 
iy. F, Wendemuth for 27 weeks, 



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75 


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11 


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7 


35 


2 


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9 


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$5 55 

2 05 
5 10 
5 05 

3 30 



$39 79 


35 47 


21 09 


34 25 


3 50 


6 50 


3 22 


15 


5 00 


40 


25 


1 15 


$26 40 


26 40 


29 70 



$52 90 



— $21 05 



$150 77 



32 50 



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FOR REPAIRS. 

Paid R. N. Doubleday for 14 m. shingles at $3.50, 
C. P. Harrington for lumber, 
W. M. Waugh, drawing shingles, 
Freight on shingles, 
W. M. Waugh, laying 12 m. shingles, 
H. I. Shaw, labor and material at No. 1, 
" " " " " at No. 2, 

Stratton Bros., lumber at No. 2, 
W. F. Wendemuth, labor at various times, 
C. D. Haskell & Co., glass and putty, 

FOR tuition. 

Paid New Salem, High School tuition, 
Athol, " " " 

Greenwich, tuition Earl Hamilton, 

FOR SUPERINTENDENT'S SALARY. 

Paid W. F. Wendemuth for 3 months, 
E. L. Adams for 6 mouths, 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid W. F. Wendemuth for taking school census, 
" " for postage, 

Bert Powers, cleaning privy No, 2, 
Nora Kirk, mopping floor at No. 4, 



$49 00 


1 00 


2 00 


1 12 


15 00 


14 91 


21 87 


13 68 


2 55 


1 05 


$137 50 


30 00 


15 00 



$25 00 


178 56 


$5 00 


4 30 


50 


75 



$122 18 



$182 50 



$203 56 



$10 55 



Total expenditures, $2,061 51 

DUE THE TOWN ON SCHOOL ACCOUNT. 

From Commonwealth by Chap. 42, Sec. 30, Revised 

Laws, $124 00 

From Commonwealth by Chap. 42, Sec. 45, Revised 

Laws, 148 80 

From Commonwealth by Chap. 44, Sec. 4, Revised 

Laws, 15 00 

From Commonwealth by Chap. 42, Sec. 3 ; Revised 

kaws ; 30 00 



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6 


00 

$30 







32 

Shutesbury, tuition Bessie Abbott, 
New Salem, " Stacy children, 
Fred Abbott, " Bessie Abbott in I9u0, 

/ 

Actual cost of schools, $1,755 71 

REMARKS. 

The Legislature of 1900 enacted a Jaw making it obligatory on 
towns of small valuation to unite in a district for the employment of a 
Superintendent of schools. 

In conformity to this law your Committee met the Committees of 
New Salem, Dana and Greenwich at Millington late in March, or early 
in April, the call for the meeting being issued by the chairman of the 
New Salem Committee. 

At this meeting the matter was pretty thoroughly discussed, and it 
was decided to form such district with the towns above named. The 
meeting then adjourned for a week or two. 

At this adjourned meeting the District Committee was organized by 
the choice of Willard Putnam of New Salem for chairman and Mrs. 
Harry Brown of North Dana, secretary. One candidate was before 
this meeting which adjourned, to meet at North Dana, towards the close 
of April. 

At this meeting choice was made of a Superintendent, Prof. Emer- 
son L. Adams of New Salem High School, being the successful 
candidate, and we are glad to testify to the fact of his earnest work for 
the advancement of our schools. 

We wish to call your attention to the fact that the State pays one- 
half of the Superintendent's salary and, in addition to this, pays $500 
to the district to help pay the teachers. We get 5-21, or about 8120 in 
round numbers, of this money, so that we may figure in this way that 
the expense of supervision is very small, not more than 560 per year. 

We also wish to call your attention to the fact that the full results of 
a skilled Superintendent's work do not appear in so short a time as our 
schools have been under such supervision. 

In conclusion, we would second our Superintendent in inviting 
you, as he does in his report, to visit our schools frequently and thus 
make yourselves familiar with the exact conditions which prevail there. 

Personally, I wish to tlutnk all the people of the town for their 
kind and generous treatment of me during the few years I have had the 



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care of your schools. I have always tried to serve your interests, and 
you have very kindly borne with my mistakes. 

I congratulate you on the fact of your having a so much better and 
more competent man at the head of your schools now. 
For the School Committee, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. ; . 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Howard I. Shaw, Secretary, term expires 1903 

William F. Wendemuth, Chairman, " " 1904 

Walter M. Waugh, " " 1905 

TEUANT OFFICERS. 

Frank J. Currier, Bert L. Powers. 



Report of the Superintendent of Schools, 



To the School Committee of the Town of Prescott: 

Gentlemen : — I have the honor to submit the following report of the 
condition, work and needs of the schools. 

As they have been in session only about four months since my work 
began I cannot report for the entire year. 

It seemed advisable that some changes be made at the opening of 
the fall term, while others could not be made until after a careful study 
of the needs and conditions as seen in the actual working of the schools. 

Quietly and with the hearty co-operation of committee and teachers 
have these changes been made, and I wish here to express my apprecia- 
tion of the consideration and support on the part of committee, teachers 
and people that have enabled me to attain whatever of success has re- 
warded my efforts for the improvement of our schools. 

COURSE OF STUDY. 

It is a difficult matter to arrange a course of study and adjust it to 
the needs of the ungraded school without interfering too much with the 
work of the teacher, yet some standard must be established and kept 
in view so that all may have instruction that is equal in amount and 
extent. I have thought best, therefore, to place in the hands of the 
teachers a schedule of the work to be'done. A brief outline was given 
them last fall and I have prepared full outlines which will be placed in 
the schools as soon as copies can be type-written. I have endeavored 
to arrange this work so that the child is introduced to all the ordinary 
branches in the lower grades. In the first grade the pupil, while 
learning to read, takes all the fundamental processes of arithmetic in- 
cluding fractions and some language and geography. These principles 
are gradually expanded and developed year after year as the mind of 
the pupil matures. 

Some re-grading has been done to conform to the schedule ot work, 
and extra work is being done with some classes to bring them up to. 
grade. 



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DRAWING AND MUSIC. 

I have asked the teachers to give one lesson a week in drawing and 
some good work has been accomplished. 

Something has also been done in music, and I hope the time is not far 
distant when the wav may be open to bring a special teacher for these 
branches into all our schools. 

TEXT BOOKS. 

Several new text books were introduced with the opening of the fall 
term. Dunton and Kelley's "Inductive Series of Language" books 
have been placed in the schools, also the "Mother Tongue." These are 
excellent books, and are particularly well adapted to the work of un- 
graded schools. Wentworth's Practical arithmetic was also introduced. 
This book is quite generally used in schools elsewhere and contains a 
large number of excellent problems for drill and the principles are 
quite up-to-date. 

The Steppingstone and Hawthorne Series of readers have been 
adopted. The Hawthorne are more difficult than the same grade of 
the others, so that the step between the numbers is bridged over. We 
have introduced the Phonetic drill in the teaching of reading and good 
results are already manifest. 

We ought to have an elementary book on United States History and 
new Physiologies. Space will not permit me to discuss their studies in 
the report, but you are earnestly requested to visit the schools and see 
what is being done. 

ATTENDANCE. 

The attendance has, on the whole, been quite satisfactory, yet we 
hope for a still better record next term. Parents often think that a few 
days' absence makes little difference, but the teacher realizes its evil 
effect not only upon the work of the absent pupil but the rest of the 
school as well We hope every parent will do his part in encouraging 
his children to make the most of their opportunities for an education, 
remembering that youth and its privileges come but once. 

TEACHERS' MEETINGS. 

A number of teachers' meetings have been held, and good results of 
these seem to be manifest in improved methods of teaching and in* 
creased enthusiasm. At these meetings I have outlined the work to be 
taught in the different subjects and grades, and discussed means and 
methods for carrying it out. I have been much gratified by the earnest- 
ness with which the teachers have adop'ed these suggestions. 

In November the teachers of the entire district met at Millington for 
a talk on First Grade Reading by Mr. J. S. Cooley of Worcester, and in 



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December an institute under the auspices of the State Board of Educa- 
tion was held at North Dana. Both of these meetings were very inter- 
esting and helpful. 

VISITING DAYS. 

As is customary, teachers have been allowed one day a term for visit- 
ing and observing the work of other schools. In my opinion this is an 
excellent plan, provided the time given is well spent. With a view to a 
better use of this time for visiting, some regulations have been made 
in regard to the matter which I briefly explain : 

Teachers are all required to visit one day each term. 

The clay for visiting is arranged by the superintendent. 

Each teacher is given the choice of certain schools to visit and ex- 
pected to spend the day in some of them. 

A report of each visit, with remarks upon the strong and weak points 
of the schools visited and a statement of benefits derived, is required to 
be made to the superintendent. 

TEACHERS. 

The cordiality of my relations with the teachers has been a source of 
gratification to me. I believe that everyone of them has a sincuid inter- 
est in the welfare and advancement of the pupils over whom she is 
placed, and has tried faithfully to do the best possible for them, and if 
there are faults, they must not be attributed to the lack of good in- 
tentions. 

On the whole the work has been good, and we hope for still greater 
progress in future. 

In conclusion, I wish to thank the teachers for their hearty co-opera- 
tion, realizing that any commendable progress is iu a large measure due 
to their faithful efforts. 

Respectfully, 

E. L. ADAMS, Superintendent. 



Report of the Trustees 

OF THE 

PRESCOTT FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



Another year has been added to the history of our library, and your 
trustees again make report of their doings for the year. The annual 
meeting- last spring appropriated the dog fund to our use. This of 
course was not available until near the close of January of the present 
year. 

No new books have been purchased as yet, but $50 is in the hands 
of your trustees now for that purpose. The state library commission 
has given us a lot of books, consisting of 33 volumes, and Dr. Samuel 
F. Mellen of Pouofhkeepsie, N. Y., whose ancestors lived in our town 
for many years, has presented 27 volumes. Some person styling him- 
self "One who loves to give," has presented a large volume entitled 
"The Pioneers of Massachusetts," and Thomas Lawson has presented 
"The History of the America's Cup." The Commonwealth has donated 
nine volumes. All these books except a few Documents and Reports 
have been catalogued and placed on our shelves at the library. A list 
of these books is printed with this report. 

Last spring your trustees decided to establish branch libraries, one 
on the hill, and one in the easterly part of the town. Accordingly ar- 
rangements were made to put some books in the study at the parsonage 
on the hill, a good set of shelves with glass doors in front being pro- 
vided to contain them, and Rev. Mr. Wheelwright and family have 
cared for them without cost to anyone. We desire now to express our 
thanks to them for this service. 

One hundred and forty-one books were taken from the library and 
placed in this branch July 10, and remained until Jan. 31. During the 
time they were there, 272 volumes were taken out by the patrons. On 
Feb. 7, a branch was started at the home of Marshall F. Brown in the 
easterly part of the town with 141 books, This will be cared for by 
Mrs. Brown and daughters, a cupboard and case of shelves being pro- 
vided for its accommodation by Mrs. Brown. We desire to express our 



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thanks to Mrs. Brown for undertaking this service. In consequence of 
the establishment of these branches, the state will furnish the library 
with $100 worth of books, especially designed to be helpful to the 
schools. 

The number of books taken out of the main library by patrous dur- 
ing the year closing January 31, was 979, and from the branch then in 
operation 272, making a total of 1251 books taken out during the year. 
When we consider that many of these books are read by several mem- 
bers of the families into winch they go, in some cases as many as three 
or four different persons reading them while out of the library on one 
card, it will readily be seen that the* actual circulation of the library is 
much greater than the figures indicate. 

The trustees, whose term expires this spring, are Harry W. Abbott 
and J. M. Aiken. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand from last year, 

Dog fund, 

Fines and sale of catalogue, 

EXPENDITURES. 

In the hands of trustees for the purchase of books, 

Librarian's salary, 

Labor establishing branches, 

Express, postage, mucilage, etc., 

Balance on hand, 

For the Trustees, 

W. F. WENDEMUTI1, Chairman. 
Prescott, Feb. 19, 1903. 



$7 28 




64 76 




1 35 


$73 39 




50 00 




10 00 




5 00 




75 


$65 75 




7 64 



Supplement No. t X, To Catalogue of Prescott 
FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



Author. Title. Number 

Aldrich. An Old Town by The Sea, 1431 

Argyll. The Reign of Law, 1432 

Badeau. Aristocracy in England, 1433 

Bailey. Ensilage, 1434 

Besant & Rice. My Utile Girl, 1435 

Boyd. The Shellback, 1436 

Bullen. The Cruise of The Cachalot, 1437 

Bullen. The Men of the Merchant Service, 1438 

Carlyle. Frederick the Great. Vol. I-II, 1439 

" " " Vols. IH-IV, 1440 

" Vols. V-VI, 1441 

" Vols. VJI-VIII, 1442 

" Life of Schiller, German Literature and Other Essays, 1443 

" Oliver Cromwell. Vols. I-II, 1444 

'f Oliver Cromwell. Vols. Ill, and John Sterling, 1445 

Cheney. Stories of the Olden Time, 1446 

Coffin. Drumbeat of the Nation 1447 

u Freedom Triumphant, 1448 

" Life of Lincoln, 1449 

Cullen. Tales of the Ex -Tanks, 1450 

DeConlanges. Origin of Property in Land, 1451 

Dickens Christmas Books and Uncommercial Traveller, 1452 

" Christmas Stories and Great Expectations, 1453 

" Oliver Twist and Child's History of England, 1454 

Doyle. The Great Boer War, 1455 

DuVal. With a Show Through South Africa. Vol. I, 1456 

< " " " *« Vol. II. 1457 

Flyjit Tramping With Tramps, \±*>§ 



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George. Progress and Poverty, 1459 

Hains. The Wind Jammers, 1460 

Hanablen. The Yarn of a Bucko Mate, 1461 

Harris. Field, Wood and Meadow Rambles, 1462 

Hassell & Hiley. The Mobile Boer, 1463 

Headley. Fight it Oat on This Line, 1464 

Heywood. An Ocean Tramp, 1465 

Hillegas. Uom Paul's People, 1466 

Holmes. Our Hundred Days in Europe, 1467 

Hyne. A Master of Fortune, 1468 

Lander. The Tobacco Problem, 1469 

Lawson. The History of the America's Cup, 1470 

Leighton. Life at Puget Sound, 1471 

Loti. Into Morocco, 1472 

Newman. With the Boers in The Transvaal, 1473 

Ober. History of Mexico, 1474 

Pierre. Paul and Virginia, 1475 

Ralph. Toward Pretoria, 1476 

Richardson. The Story of the Niger, 1477 

Sheldon. In His Steps, • 1478 

Sheppard. Great Cities of the Ancient World, 1479 

" Great Cities of the Modern World, U80 

Sienkiewicz. Without Dogma, 1481 
Spahr. The Present Distribution of Wealth in the United States, 1482 

Sparhawk. A Chronicle of Conquest, 1483 

Stevenson. Treasure Island, 1484 

Tennyson. The Princess, 1485 

Thoreau. A Week on the Concord and Merrimac, 1486 

Tolstoi. What People Live By, 1487 

Unger. With "Bobs"" and Kruger, 1488 

Ward. Robert Elsmere, 1489 

Whiteing.. No. 5 John Street, 1490 

Wingate. Through the Yellowstone Park On Horseback. 1491 

>< Briton and Boer, 1492 

'** Pioneers of Massachusetts, 1493 

'^ Stories of the Sea, 1494 

Vital Records of. Montgomery, 1495 

i< Pelham, ' 1496 

' '« Princeton, H97 

&**< Walpole, .- xm 



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VALUATION and TAXES 



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OFFICIAL REPORTS 



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VALUATION AND TAXES 

—OF THE— 

TOWN OF PRESCOTT. 

MAY 1st, 1903* 

NAMES AND VALUATION 2- -lax 



Abbott, Milo W. 1 

horse 40, cow 20, yearling 15, vehicles 25, house 450, barn 
75, shed 25, home place 65a 1000, 27 74 

Abbott, Harry W. 1 

vehicle 25, 2 39 

Abbott, Bert C. 1 

horse 75, 2 cows 60, swine 15, vehicle 15, house 175, barn 
75, home place 30a 250, wood land 2a 50, 13 15 

Abbott, Charles J. 1 

horse 40, cow 20, vehicles 20, house 300, barn 150, home 
place 80a 1000, Egypt lot 10a 75, 27 04 

Aiken, John F. 1 

2 horses 50, 16 cows 480, vehicles 100, house 350, barn 275, 
horse barn 75, home place 78a 1375, sprout lot 8a 175, 46 93 

Aiken, James M. 1 

2 horses 100, 8 cows 240, 6 yearlings 100, 70 hens 28, vehi- 
cles 25, house 400, barn 200, horse barn 100. home place 78a 
1000, 36 21 

Aiken, Mabel (estate) 

land 55a 275, 4 29 

Aiken. Frank B. 1 

horse 25, vehicles 10, 2 55 

Andrews, Fred N. (estate) 

horse 30, vehicle 20, house 350, barn 75, home place la 50, 8 19 

Amsden, Charles 1 2 00 

Allen, Koswell H. 1 

4 oxen 200, horse 25, 10 cows 250, 4 two-year-olds 100, 2 
yearlings 33, 4 sheep 12, vehicles 50, house 700, barn 400, 
store house 75, shed 50, carriage house 1C0, home place 102a 
3000, Piper lot 7a 75, Cleveland lot 25a 300, Blackmer lot 8a 
25, Hyde lot 7a 50, 86 94 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 2- Tax 



Allen, Geo. F. 1 

3 horses 200, colt 60, 8 cows 240, 6 yearlings 75, 20 sheep 60, 

2 swine 25, vehicles 100, house 350, barn 275, shed 50, home 

place 120a 1550, 48 57 

B 
Barnes, James D. 1 

horse 25, 8 cows 200, two-year-old 20, 2 yearlings 30, swine 
15, 30 fowls 12, vehicles 30, house 100, barn 350, home place 
83a 1100, wood lot 10a 125, 33 31 

Barnes, Herbert 1 2 00 

Barnes, Allie 1 

3 horses 190, vehicles 80, 6 21 
Barrows, Hiram H. 1 

horse 22, 3 cows 90, two-year-old 18, vehicles 75, house 150, 

barn 75, home place 54a 400, 15 00 

Berry, Henry L. 1 

cow 20, 2 31 

Berry, Frank J. 1 

3 horses 100, 2 cows 55, vehicles 60, 5 35 

Berry, Charles W. 1 

2 horses 80, 12 cows 360, 2 yearlings 25, 4 swine 35, vehicles 

75, house 200, 2 barns 350, shed 25, home place 95a 1000, 35 54 

Berry, Annie 

horse 25, vehicles 20, house 200, barn 200, shed 50, cider 

mill 50, home place 51a 250, old place 51a 350, 17 86 

Brown, James 1 

3 horses 250, 8 cows 240, two-year-old 18, 10 fowls 4, vehi- 
cles 175, house 175, barn 400, home place 105a 1575, 46 26 

Brown, Marshall F. 1 

2 horses 75, 9 cows 200, two-year-old 20, 3 yearlings 50, 20 
fowls 8, steam mill 800, vehicles 10, hou-e300, barn 150, saw 
mill 50, Powers barn 100, home place 52a 200, Power* place 
170a 300, Stone lot 18a 125, Vaughan lot 23a 100, Little lot 
50a 100, Gibbs lot 2*a 10, Gray lot 30a 125, 44 49 

Brown and Simons. 

land 12a 200, 3 12 

Binn, Homer 1 

cow 25, 2 39 

Bigelow, Lawson 1 2 00 

Brown, Fred 1 2 00 

Burrows, Charles H. 

horse 50, vehicle 25, 1 17 

Burrows, Lura C. 

house 400, barn 100, horse barn 50, 2 sheds 100, home place 

43a 600, 19 50 

Brown, Lillie S. F. 

house 250, barn 175, shed 25, home place 70a 400, 13 26 

Brown, Arthur 1 

horse 25, cow 25, 2 two-year-olds 45, yearling 10, vehicle 10, 3 79 

c 

Colnson, John 1 

horse 40, 2 cows 50, yearling 12, vehicles 25, house 250, barn 
150, home plaee 8a 125, King lot 12a 50, 12 95 

Clark, Rodolphus C. 1 

Egypt lot 10a 15, 2 23 



NAMES AND VALUATION. 2. Tax 



Clark, Mrs. L. P. 

3 horses 100, colt 50, 7 cows 175. 3 two-year-olds 50, vehicles 
150, house 700, barn 400, shed 50, home place 130a 1700, 
Webber lot 6a 50, 53 43 

Clark, Walter A. 1 

horse 40, vehicles 50, 3 40 

Cowan, John F. 1 

2 horses 100, 9 cows 250, yearling - 20, vehicles 100, 2 barns 
250, home place 70a 800, " . "' ' 25 71 

Crossett, Mrs L. 

house and store 700, barn 100, 12 48 

Currier, Frank J. 1 

2 horses 150, 4 cows 100, 5 swine 55, 15 fowls 6, vehicles 50, 
hen house 30, shop 75, Haskins and Johnson Lot la '25, 
Johnson lot 18a 50, Haskins lot 20a 160, C. G. Haskins lot 
7a 70, 14 04 

Cadrett, Andrew 1 

horse 25, vehicle 10, house 150, barn 50, shop 25, home place 
48a 125, Downing lot 6a 25, 8 40 

Chase, A. H. (estate) 

house 125, barn 50, home place 57a 150, 5 07 

Chapin, Luther D. 1 

horse 50, vehicles 10) house 25, barn 25, home place la 25, 4 11 

Congregational Church Society. 

house 700, barn 200, home place 11a 300, 18 72 

Curtis, Howard W. 1 

horse 100, vehicles 15, 3 79 

ID 

Davis, Samuel (estate) 

house 400. barn 275, Holden house 100, Holden barn 25, 

home place 104a 1400, Holden land 4a 50, 35 10 

Dickey, William 1 2 00 

Dickey, Mrs. William 

horse 35, cow 20, vehicles 10, house 150, barn 75, home 

place 50a 250, 8 42 

Drury, Henry F. 1 

horse 75, vehicles 50, 3 95 

Doubleday, Fred W. 1 2 00 

Fisher, Erwin M. 1 

2 horses 125, 4 cows 100, yearling 8, vehicles 10, house 25, 

barn 50, home place 54a 325, 12 03 

Fogg, M. B. 1 2 00 

Gr 
Gray, Chester H. 1 

house 275, barn 100, home place 55a 500, 15 65 

Grover, Henry N, 1 

3 horses 75, 2 cows 60, 2 yearlings 24, vehicles 25, house 250, 

2 barns 125, home plaee 45a 475, 18 13 

Gross, Erastiis (estate) 

house 200, barn 200, 2 sheds 50, home place 110a 800, 19 50 

Gross, Austin B. 1 

2 horses 80,9 cows 270,2 two-year-olds 50, yearling 12, 

swine 15, 15 fowls 6, vehicles 50, 9 54 

Grout, Mrs. Albert 



NAMES AND VALUATION. £ Tax 



house 225, barn 175, shed 25, home jplace 75a 800, 19 11 

Grout. Charles H. 1 

2 horses 125, 6 cows 150, 4 yearlings 65, vehicles 100, 8 86 

Griswold, Frank A. 1 

2 horses 40, 2 cows 50, 2 yearlings 30, house 200, barn 100, 

home place 25a 350, Jennings lot 15a 100, vehicles 20, 15 88 

Gilbert, Charlotte 

house 300, shed 50, home place la 50, 6 24 

Llannum, Park [estate] 

house 100, barn 125, corn barn 40, home place 62a 800, 

Shaw lot 20a 800, [exempt 500] 21 29 

llannum, Austin P. 1 

3 horses 190, 12 cows 360, yearling 15, 5 swine 90, vehicle 

50, 13 00 

Hannum, Charles E. 1 2 00 

Hannurn, A. P and C. E. 

Berry land 6a 100, 1 56 

Harrington, Joseph 1 

Oakes lot 80a 1200, 20 72 

Harrington, Mrs. Joseph 

house 100, barn 75, old place 4a 75, Oakes lot 3a 150, 6 24 

Raskins, Criton G. 1 

horse 35, vehicle 5, house 150, barn 50, home place 2a 50 6 52 

Hamilton, Frank W. 1 2 00 

Horr, Elbridge F. 

house 100, barn 50, home place 50a 200, Mitchell lot 7a 75 6 63 

Horr, Caroline 

old place 60a 1000, 15 60 

Hunter, George L. 1 

2 horses 125, 3 cows 75, yearling 20, 2 sheep 6, swine 20, 20 
fowls 8, vehicles 60, house 175, barn 125, shop 50, horse 

barn 50, home place 42a 800, out-lot 4a 10, 25 78 

Hunter, Mrs. George L. 

stock in trade 1000, store 150, 17 94 

Haskins, Henry M. 1 

3 horses 22*5, 10 cows 300, 2-year-old 25, 3 yearlings 60, 
swine 20, vehicles 85, house 200, barn and shed 75, cider 

mill 50, home place 70a 600, 27 58 

Hamilton, John L. 1 2 00 
Horr, Fanny and Rebecca, 

land 30a 100, 1 56 

Hodgkins, Henrv B. 1 

land 10a 250*, 5 90 

J 

Johnson, Ansel [estate] 

barn 25, old place 123a 800, 12 87 

Johnson, Andrew 1 

horse 25, cow 20, 3 swine 20, vehicles 25, house 150, barn 
75, home place 20a 160, land 17a 100, Brown lot 25a 75, 12 14 

Johnson, Henry A. 1 

2 horses 125, vehicles 20, 4 26 

Johnson, Lyman S. 1 

9 cows 225, swine 12, vehicles 35, house 275, barn 100, 
home place 79a 1400, Abbott lot 74a 500, 41 73 



h3 

NAMES AND VALUATION. SL Tax 



Johnson, William H. 1 

horse 50, 9 cows 270, 40 fowls 16, vehicles 30, house 350, 
barn 300, home place 76a 1400, 39 70 

Johnson, Margaret 

house 350, barn 100, home place 3a 150, 9 36 

Jennison, Eliza 

vehicle 25, house 300, barn 150, home place 10a 300, pasture 

lot 9a 50, 12 87 

Kirke, Phineas D. 1 

horse 20, cow 15, yearling 8, house 250, barn 100, home 
place 25a 250, vehicles 30, 12 50 

Keely, John H. 1 2 00 

Lincoln, Fred W. 1 

horse 50, cow 30, two-year-old 20, vehicles 50, barn 400, hen 

house 50, home place 223a 800, 23 84 

Lawless, Lucius 1 

2 horses 80, cow 25, vehicles 20, 3 95 

Lawless, Mrs. David [estate] 

house 200, barn 75, home place 47a 250, 8 19 

JUL 
Moore, Myron A. 1 2 00 

Magrath, Geo. T. 1 2 00 

Magrath, Mrs. G. T. 

horse 25, 5 cows 140, 2 yearlings 25, vehicles 45, house 500, 
barn 300, creamery 25, home place 78a 1700, 43 06 

Matthews, Mrs. Mary 

horse 50, 2 cows 60, vehicle 15, house 200, barn 125, shed 

25, small house 100, home place 87a 850, 22 23 

Mitchell, Edwin P. I 

horse 75, vehicles 15, steam mill 1000, small house 75, 20 17 

Paige, Christopher W. 12 00 

house 350, barn 250. home place 104a 2250, 46 46 

Paige, C. W. & Son 

2 horses 60, 5 eows 150, vehicles 50, 4 06 

Paige, John C. 1 2 00 

Pierce, Fred N. 1 

horse 50, 2 cows 50, vehicles 10, house 550, barn 100, mill 
100, home place 45a 300, Henry lot 24a 300, 24 78 

Pierce, Mrs. H. E. 

house 225, barn 100, home place 62a 400, 11 31 

Pierce, Frederick E. 1 

horse 25, vehicle 15, house 250, barn 125, shed 25, home 
place 74a 500, 16 66 

Pierce, Waldo H. 1 

horse 60, cow 30, vehicle 25, house 350, barn 100, home 
place l-2a 25, Pierce lot 28a 150, Berry lot 12a 75, 14 71 

Pierce, Daniel T. 1 

horse 50, 2 cows 50, house 200, barn 100, Freeman house 
75, home place 70a 800, Freeman land 4a 20, Fish lot 10a 
150, 24 54 

Pierce, Carl M. 1 

horse 50, cow 30, yearling 15, vehicles 40, 4 11 



1 ™ 

NAMES AND VALUATION. £. Tax 



Powers, Herman C 1 

horse 50, Putnam & Cadwell lot 30a 75, vehicles 40, 4 57 

Powers, Bert L. 1 

horse 40, cow 20, vehicles 25, 3 33 

Powers, Minor E. 1 

horse 75, cow 30, vehicle 50, 4 42 

Pierce, Mrs. David F. 

house 200, barn 75, shed 25, home place 10a 150, Berrv lot 

15a 150, 9 36 

Pierce, Ellis F. 1 

horse 35, cow 30, 2-two-year-olds 27, vehicles 10, 3 59 

Petrie, William H. 1 

horse 50, 2 cows 40, swine 10, vehicles 10, house 200, barn 
500, shed 25, hen house 40, home place 80a 500, 23 45 

Powers, Charles L. 1 2 00 

R 

Reed, Alden D. 2 

2 oxen 140, 4 horses 250, 16 cows 400, 8 yearlings 135, 4 
swine 50, vehicles 125, house 550, barn 350, shed 25, home 
place 115a 2250, 70 69 

Reed, Mrs. A. D. 

land 7a 50, 78 

Reed, Harry A. 1 2 00 

Russell, Mrs. Abigail 

house 450, barn 100, shed 25, home place 32a 400, [exempt 

500.] 7 41 

S 
Smith, Justin L. 1 

2 horses 175, 9 cows 270, 3 yearlings 50, swine 12, vehicles 

100, 11 47 

Stone, Leon L 1 

horse 35, cow 20, vehicles 40, o 48 

Stone, Mrs. Lucy 

honse 175, barn 100, shed 25, home place 52a 400, [exempt 

500] 3 12 

Sikes, Abner 

land 10a 25, 39 

Smith, Lemuel 

house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 89a 950, 21 45 

Shaw, Joseph N. 1 

3 horses 100, 2 cows 50, vehicles 25, 2 houses 375, barn 100, 

horse barn 75, shop 150, home place 70a 800, 28 13 

Shaw, Howard 1. 1 

horse 25, 2 cows 50, 2-two-year-olds 50, yearling 12, vehi- 
cles 110, house 250, barn 150, shed 50, home place 75a 550, 
Fish lot 10a 100, machinery 300, 

Shaw, Henry C. 

stock in trade 150, horse 40, vehicles 50, hou9e and store 275, 
barn 50, home place 3a 100, 

Synder, Fred S. 

Shaw, Carl S. 

house 150, shed 25, home place la 25, 

Stacy, George L. 

Shattuck, Charles W. 

3 horses 185, 10 cows 225, 6 yearlings 80, 2 swine 30, 20 



1 


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1 


12 37 
2 00 


1 
1 


3 12 
2 00 



NAMES AND VALUATION. £. TaX 



fowls £, vehicles 55. house 200, barn 150, shed 25, home 
place 100a 900, 30 99 

Shaw, Geo. W. 1 

2 horses 125. 5 cows 100, 4 yearlings 50, 2 swine 20, vehicles 
20, house 350, barn 100, home place 60a 1000, 29 53 

T 
Thayer, Mrs. Addison 

house 225, barn 100, home place 89a 800, Snyder lot 30a 200, 

Vaughan lot 25a 75, 21 84 

Thayer, Ellis A. 1 

2 horses 150, 7 cows 210, 2 yearlings 30, vehicles 90, 9 49 
Thresher, Fred M. 1 

3 horses 50, 5 cows 125, 2-two-year-olds 20, yearling 12, 
swine 10, 15 fowls 6, vehicles 20, 5 79 

Thresher, Samuel 

house 300, barn 100, old house 25, old barn 25, home place 
16a 200, old place 43a 575, Abbott lot 30a 125, Tourtellott 
lot 20a 100, 22 62 

Tourtellott, William M. 12 00 

Titus, Elsie C. 
house 350, barn 100, shop 25, home place 8a 125, Aldrich lot 

5a 50, 10 14 

XJ 
Upton, George H. 1 

horse 25, cow 30, two-year-old 15, vehicles 10, 3 25 

Upton, Henry S. 1 

2 cows 60, 10 fowls 4, house 150, barn 75, hen house 25, 

home place 50a 250, 10 80 

Upton, Willard S. [estate] 

horse 150, barn 100, home place 59a 600, [exempt 425] 6 63 

Upton, Leighton A. 1 

horse 40, two-year-old 20, vehicles 25, 3 33 

Yaughan, Sylvanus 1 

horse 60, 5 cows 150, 2-two-year-olds 40, 2 yearlings 25, 25 
fowls 10, vehicles 25, house 100, barn 100, shed 50, home 
place 57a 300, 15 42 

Vaughan, Mrs. Erving D. 

house 300, barn 250, house No. 2 150, home place 70a 600, 20 28 

Vaughan, Walter S. 1 

horse 50, cow 25, vehicles 10, house 150, barn 50, home 
place 8a 100, 8 01 

Vaughan, Mrs. Joseph 

2 horses 150, 5 cows 125, 20 fowls 8, vehicles 150, house 

500, barn 125, hen house 75, home place 84a 700, 28 60 

Vaughan, Mrs. Ida 

house 100, barn 50, home place 9a 100, Vaughan lot 26a 100, 5 46 
Vaughan, Clarinda 

land 46a 450, 7 02 

Vaughan, Howard 1 

3 cows 75, 35 fowls 14, house 250, barn 50, home place 70a 

300, 12 75 

Vaughan, Harry L. 1 2 00 



10 

NAMES AND VALUATION. © Tax 



Wood, John 1 

horse 15, cow 25, vehicles 20, 2 94 

Wood, Elizabeth [heirs] 

house 325, barn 150, hen house 25, home place 55a 300, 12 48 

WendeiHuth, William F. 1 

horse 20, 4 cows 80, 10 fowls 4, vehicles 25, house 150, barn 
100, home place 73a 400, 14 15 

Waugh, Walter M. . 1 

3 horses 150, 20 cows (loo. 2-two-years-old W, 5yearliE 
75, swine 10, 30 fowls 12, vehicles 160, house 500, barn Si 
Smith house 125, Smith barn 125, Smith shed 25, home 
place 04a 900, Smith place 38a 550, Cogswell lol 60a 250, - 91 

White, Josiah E. 1 

2 horses 30, vehicles 20, 2 78 

Whitaker, Silas l 

2 horses 50, cow 80, yearling 16,70 fowls 28, vehicles 30, 
house 150, barn loo, hen house 25, home place 70a 250, 12 58 

Wood, Oliver [estate] 

land 25a 500, 7 BO 

Whipple, Warren M. l 

stock in trade 1000, horse 50, vehicles 75, house and Btore 

750, barn 160, home place 10a I W 

Wheeler, Edward T. 1 

horse 75, 8 cow- 240, I yearlings 60, vehicles 50, 
White. Ellis [estate] 

bam 100, Newell place 1 18a 700, LS 

While. Mrs. Ellis 

2 cows 50, house 150, barn 1" •. shed 25, home place ."•- 12 87 

Wolff, Frank F. I 

horse 50, 4 cows 120, 3 yearlings 85, house LOO, barn LOO, 
home place 68a 400, vehicles 10, 14 71 



Non-Residents. 



NAMES AND VALUATION. TAX 



PETERSHAM. 

Goddard and Williams 

King lot 44a 1000, 15 60 

ATHOL. 

Arnott, John 

land 18a 50, 
Hamilton, Geo. L. 

house 175, barn 25, shop 25, home place 3a 75, 
Fay, O. A. 

land 8a 50, 

GREENWICH. 

Slowic, Joseph 

laud 65a 225, 
Clark, Naomi E. 

land 64a 550, 
Hunter, Edward M. 

land 20a 175, 
Thrasher, Joseph 

land 30a 150, Freeman land 6a 20, Sanderson pasture 275, 
Cutler, Smith 

land 11a 150, 
Powers, Charles A. 

land 54a 200, 
Powers, Charles N. [estate] 

land 10a 200, 
Wheeler, John A. 

land 7a 50, 
Frye, W. P. [estate] 

land 6a 50, 
Vaughan, Martin E. 

land la 15, 
Alden, Ezra 

land 25a 300 
Harrington, Clinton P. 

Pine hill lot 35a 700, Arnott lot 18a 150, Whitcomb mill lot 

2a 25, Caswell lot 77a 100, Baker place 2a 100, Derby lot 

40a 700, C. N. Powers lot 4a 400, Brown lot 22a 750, Woods 

lot 55a 600, Little lot 88a 800, 67 47 

Harrington and Fay 

Horr lot 60a 125, Paige lot 120a 300, Merritt Horr lot 45a 

75, Putnam lot 66a 100, 9 36 





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68 




78 


3 


51 


8 


58 


2 


73 


6 


94 


2 


34 





12 


3 


12 




78 




78 




23 


4 68 



12 

NAMES AND VALUATION. Tax 



AMHERST. 



arrineton & Vaughan 

Pierce lot 20a 200, 
Powers, Caroline [heirs J 

house 150, barn 50, home place 58a 600, 
Warner, George C. 

land 25a 100, 
Root, Amelia 

land 22a 225, 
Powers, John 

land 3a 35, 
Kelly, Eugene 

land 100a 750, 
Richards, J. FJ. 

barn 50, Johnson place 90a 450, 

ORANGE. 

Barrows, Harrison [estate] 

old place l«5a 1000, 
Pierce, Lurnan P. 

land 153a 25o0, 

Paige, Theodore L. 

land 15a 100, 
Cad well, Frank 

la d 8a 50, 

ENFIELD. 

Newbry, Susan 

land 11a 150, 
Ward A. J N. 

land 40a 100, 
Downing, Edward B. 

Brigham lot 33a 150, Pierce and Ellis lot 32a 125, land 5a 25, 

Hon- lot 8a 40, 
Flint. J. W. 

Stetson lot 180a 300, Cowan lot 60a 125, 
Wood & Ward 

Heminway 35a 100, Nutting lot 30a 100, 
Garlic, Geo. A. 

house 125, barn 100, shed 25, home place 130a 400, Down- 
ing lot 40a 200, 
Horr, Reuben 

Pierce lot 15a 150, 

PELHAM. 

Wilson. Geo. H. 

land 18a 100. 1 56 

Shores, David 

Hunt lot 15a 50, Abbott lot 70a 700, Conkev lot 64a 550, 

Crossett lot 6a 100, Johnson lot 12a 100, 23 40 

Vanstone. John 

saw mill 500, 7 80 

Cook, Theodore L. ' 

land 10a 50, 78 

Rhodes, Stephen 

Clark land 7a 25, 39 



3 


12 


12 


48 


1 


56 


3 


51 




55 


11 


70 


7 


80 


15 


60 


39 


00 


1 


56 




78 


2 


34 


1 


56 


5 


30 


6 


63 


3 


12 


13 


26 


2 


34 



14 


04 


3 


12 


2 


34 


3 


12 




86 


1 


17 


14 


43 


5 


46 



13 

NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



NEW SALEM. 

Putnam, Willard 

Kemp lot 30a 200, Ashley lot 30a 200. Berry lot 61a 500, 
Lincoln, Frank W. 

Dunn lot 26a 200, 
Stacy, Joseph A. 

Bigelow lot 36a 150, 
Hamilton, David [estate] 

land 14a 200, 
Freeman, Edward A. 

Pierce lot 6a 55, 
Powers, Mrs. D. E. 

land 25a 75, 
Hunt, John 

2 barns 275, home place 29a 275, Hunt lot 20a 250, Towne 

lot 2a 25, Rogers lot 14a 100, 
Cummings, Byron S. 

house 75, barn 100, hen house 25, home place 35a 150, 

SHUTESBURY. 

Berry, Geo. A. 

Pierce meadow 18a 175, 2 73 

Moore, E. M. 

barn 100, home place la 25, Moore lot 8a 50, mill dam lot 

7a 50, 3 51 

Heminway, William H. 

school lot 25a 2500, 39 00 

Pierce, Myron A. 

Flint & Gillett lot 65a 250, Pierce lot 20a 300. 8 58 

LEVEKETT. 

Fitts, Rufus 

land 15a 100, 1 56 

NORTH DANA. 

Powers, Grin J. 

land 150a 900, 14 04 

Crawford & Tyler 

Morgan lot 75a 350, 5 46 

Tyler, E. P. 

land 54a 100, Humes lot 27a 270, 5 77 

Lincoln, William B. 

land 100a 1800, 28 08 

Lindscy, F. H. 

land 40a 100, 1 56 

Recor, Joseph 

land 45a 125, 1 95 

Doubleday, Lucius 

land 28a 300, 4 68 

Recor & Cary 

land 30a 100, 1 56 

Lincoln, Geo. W. 

land 70a 900, 14 04 

Gee, Charles 

Brown lot 4a 25, 39 

Hitchcock & Davis 

machinery 600, house 600, barn 100, office house 50. small 

house 150, mill 2000, boiler house and brick work 150, boiler 



MILLERS FALLS. 



BOSTON. 



14 
NAMES AND VALUATION Tax 



and engine 550, land 32a 125, 
Wood, James P. 

shop 50, 2 small houses 50, 
Wood & Lincoln 

barn 50, Lindsey land 95a 250, Mountain lot 8a 40, 
Berry, Munroe W. 

land 30a 300, 
Hamilton, Joseph N. 

house 50. barn 200, home place 69a 600, sprout lot 9a 75, 
Stevens, A. G. 

building 250, land 17a 50, 

HAKDWICK. 

Paige, George I). 

land 60a 300, 
Uuggles, Louis H. 

Hamilton land 10a 200, 

WARE. 

Blair, Mrs Francis 
land 15a 150, 

Bartlett, Eunice 
land 10a 150, 

Drinkwater, Charlotte 
land 56a 535, 

WINCH ENDON. 

Young, Charles C. 

hose 175, barn 100, shed 25, home place 27a 350, 10 14 

EAST BROOKFIELD. 

Howe, Georgiana A. 

house 100, home place 89a 700, 12 48 

SPRINGFIELD. 

Smith, Jennie A. 

house 150, barn 125, home place 67a 500, 
Stacy, Ina B. 

house 225, barn 100, home place 69a 450, 

MONTAGUE. 

Hayden, R. N. 

Holden lot 10a 60, 

PATTERSON, N. J. 

Carlson, C. F. 

house 200, barn 25, home place 44a 150, 

NEW HAVEN, CONN. 

Moeller, Constand A. 

house 200, barn 250, home place 125a 1250, 

SOMERS, CONN. 

Hartt, John H. 

house 300, barn 100, shed 25, home place 40a 450, 13 65 

LIST OF PERSONS EXEMPT FROM TAXATION MAY 1st, 1903. 

Russell, Mrs. Abigail 

real estate, 500 

Congl. Church Society 

church 600, land l-2a 50, 650 



67 


47 


1 


56 


5 


30 


4 


68 


14 


43 


10 


92 


4 68 


Q 

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12 


2 


34 


2 


34 


8 


35 



12 


09 


12 


09 




94 


5 


85 


26 


52 



15 

NAMES AND VALUATION. Tax 



Moore, Asa 

house 200, barn 100, mill 100, home place 6a 100, 500 

Stone, Mrs. Lucy 

real estate, 500 

Wetherell, Willard A. 

house 200, hen house 25, home place 5a 25, 250 

Wheelock, Mrs. Dexter 

house 100, barn 50, home place 7a 75, 2 25 

Haskins, Mrs. Mason 

house 150, barn 50, home place 7a 100, 300 

H annum, Mrs. Park 

real estate, 500 

Paige, Mrs. Edwin J. 

land 5a 100, 100 

Upton, Mrs. Willard 

real estate, 425 



TABLE OF AGGREGATES. 



Number of residents assessed on property, 
Number of non-residents assessed on property, 
Number of persons assessed on property, 
Number of persons assessed for poll tax only, 

Total number of persons assessed, 

Number of polls, 
Tax on each poll, 
Value of assessed personal estate, 
Value of real estate excluding land, 
Value of real estate excluding buildings, 

Total valuation May 1, 1903, 



133 




81 




214 




20 




234 




104 






$2 00 

$26,748 00 

47,135 00 

98,175 00 

172,058 00 



16 



TAX FOR STATE, COUNTY AND TOWN PURPOSES, INCLUD 



ING OVERLAYINGS. 

On personal estate, 
On real estate, 
On polls, 

Total, 
Rate of total tax per $1000 
Number of horses assessed, 

" cows, 

:< sheep, 

u neat cattle other than cows, 

" swine, 

" dwelling houses, 

" acres of land, 

" fowls, 

Value of fowls, 

WALTER M. WAUGH, 
HENRY F. DRURY, 
HENRY M. HASKINS, 




30 
86 



$417 
2,266 

208 <h> 

2,892 16 

15 6" 



Assessors 

of 
Prescott. 



REPORT OF THE SELECTMEN 

For the Year 1903-1904, 



To the Citizens of Prescott: 

The Selectmen present the following report. 

PAID STATE AID AS FOLLOWS 
Jeremiah Armstrong, 
Luther D. Chapin, 
Elsie Titus, 
George H. Upton, 
Henry S. Upton, 
Willard A. Witherall, 
Maria R. Witherall, 

TOWN OFFICERS. 
Paid Henry F. Drury, Selectman, Assessor 

and Registrar, $20 00 

Walter M. Waugh, Selectman, Assessor 

and Registrar, 
W. M. Waugh, Overseer of Poor, 

ik " School Committee, 

H. M. Haskins, Selectman, Assessor 

and Registrar, 
H. M. Haskins, Overseer of Poor, 



£64 


00 


72 


00 


48 


00 


48 


00 


48 


00 


48 


00 


48 


00 



52 


75 


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70 


3 


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33 


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6 


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$376 00 



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W. F. Wendemuth, School Committee, 
E.A.Thayer, 
H. I. Shaw, Auditor, 
F. N. Pierce, Treasurer. 
" " Registrar, 

D. T. Pierce, Sealer of Weights, 



TOWN FARM ACCOUNT. 
Received from sale of grass, $22 60 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid Silas Whitaker, services as Selectman, 

Assessor and Registrar for 1902, $15 75 
Athol Transcript, printing reports, 28 50 

Frank J. Currier, collecting taxes 1901, 42 50 
Cecil T. Bagnall, Assessor's blanks, 1 75 

Harris M. Dolbeare, " " 3 45 

Hobbs & Warren Co., liquor license 

blanks, 57 

State, one fourth income from liquor li- 
cense, 
Carter Ink Co., 

M. W. Abbott, insurance of school-houses, 22 95 
J. S. Whitman, posters, 
Orange Savings Bank, interest, * 
Hobbs & Warren, collector's book, 
J. S. Whitman, tax bills, . 
County tax, 

District Court, Ware, Stevens case, 
W. F. Wendemuth, taking school census, 5 00 
North Dana Fire Co., 20 67 

Silas Whitaker, mowing cemetery, 1 00 

C. G. Haskins, " " 1 50 

State tax, 150 00 



166 


75 


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25 


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95 


I 


50 




96 


I 


25 


I 


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330 


79 


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$184 20 



19 



Orange Savings Bank, noto and interest, 300 92 

307 50 
M. W. Abbott, insurance of town house, 
Henry L. Berry, sawing wood, 

" janitor and chimneys, 

A. P. Hannum, teller March meeting, 
H. M. Haskins, driving hearse, 
W. M. Waugh, inspecting meat, 

postage and express, 
Library appropriations, 
F. M. Pierce, justice, 

meeting town clerks, 
recording deaths, births, 
and marriages, 
" postage and express, 
H. C. Powers, ballot clerk, 
J.D.Barnes, 

HIGHWAY ACCOUNT. 



15 


53 




93 


2 


16 


I 


50 


6 


00 


12 


25 


4 


79 


20 


00 


4 


00 


4 


00 


2 


60 


9 


06 


1 


50 


1 


50 



$1,505 21 



SPECIAL SMAIX TOWN ACCOUNT — NORTH ROAD. 

Paid H. M. Haskins and team, $35 00 

Bert L. Powers, 18 61 

W. M. Waugh and team, 90 50 

Leon Stone, 4 50 

Frank Griswold, 37 50 

Kllis Pierce, 5 25 

A. B. Gross and team, 3 75 

K. M. Fisher " 3 50 

A. P. Hannum " 3 50 

Allie Barnes " 71 75 

Harry Reed " 34 75 

William Petrie, 30 00 

Carl ^Pierce, • 29 25 

Herbert Barnes, .29 25 



20 

Howard Curtis, 

Rector Reed, 

F. P. Hall, wire, 

F. J. Currier, repairing tools, 

D. T. Pierce, fence posts, 

Received from State, 

Due 

Balance from 1902, 

Balance unexpended, 

RECAPITULATION. 

Paid Miscellaneous account, $ 

Support of schools, 
Highways, bridges and snow bills, 
State aid, 
State highway, 
Support of poor, 
Superintendent of schools, 
Town officers, 

RESOURCES. 

Due from Collector of Taxes 1902, 

1903, 
State, Chap. 42, Sec. 30, 
State, Chap. 42, Sec. 45, 
State, Chap. 42, Sec. 3, 
State, Chap. 44, Sec. 4, 
Town of New Salem, tuition Stacy 

children, 
Cash in hand of Treasurer, 
State highway account, 
State aid, 



19 50 






23 25 






2 66 






3 35 






65 








#446 


52 




300 00 






58 00 






117 82 








$475 


82 






$29 


30 


'1,505 21 






2,127 64 






968 86 






376 00 






446 52 






785 03 






386 89 






184 20 








$6,780 


35 


$66 81 






1,147 72 






90 00 






150 00 






45 00 






30 00 






36 00 






1000 35 






58 00 






466 00 







21 



State, support of L,ucy Rider, 39 43 

State, support Flora Warren, 42 71 

$3,172 02 



LIABILITIES. 




Frank J. Currier, Collector, 1902, 


$48 00 


" 1903, 


50 00 


Support of Pierce Horr, 


52 00 


N. M. Horr, 


12 00 



$162 00 
Balance in favor of town, $3,010 02 

) Selectmen 
W. M. WAUGH, [■ of 

H. M. HASKINS, ) Prescott. 



REPORT OF OVERSEERS OF POOR. 



Paid Cora Kelly, support of Lucy Rider, $156 43 
Northampton hospital, support of Flora 

Warren, 169 46 

Town of Ludlow, support of N. M. Horr, 

from March 1st, 1901, to January 

4> i9<M> 3H 3o 

Town of Dana, support of Pierce Horr, 
from Feb. 1st, 1902, to Feb. rst, 

1903, 52 04 
City of Holyoke, support of Asa Moore, 

1 1 weeks, 55 00 
Casket and robe for Asa Moore, 29 00 
Expense of moving Asa Moore to Holyoke 6 30 
W. A. Clark, M. D., medical attend- 
ance to James Stacy, 2 50 



Received from State, support of Lucy Rider, 117 00 

Flora Warren, 126 75 

Due from State, support of Lucy Rider, 39 43 

" " " Flora Wan en, 42 71 

Money received from Asa Moore, 26 13 

Sale of saw bench for Asa Moore, 3 00 



£785 03 



$355 ° 2 
Net cost of poor, $430 01 

W. M. WAUGH, ) Overseers 
H. M. HASKINS, of 

j Poor. 



REPORT OF 

HIGHWAY SURVEYOR 

For the Year 1903-1904. 



COST OF LABOR ON HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES. 
Carl M. Pierce, $58 49 

Arthur Barrows, 
H. M. Haskins and team, 
W. M. Waugh 
F. A. Griswold, 
Bert L. Powers, 
Ellis Pierce, 
Leon Stone, 
William Petrie. 
Charlie Conwall, 
Allie Barnes, 
John Matthews, 
Herbert Barnes; 
Rector Reed, 
Harry Reed, 



MISCELLANEOUS, 
Paid Putnam & Cadwell, plank, 
Geo. L. Hunter, dynamite, 
Henrie Jepson, " 

Hcnrie C. Fay, picks,. 



27 


00 


200 


70 


140 


7i 


98 


5i 


40 


46 


64 


35 


68 


59 


40 


80 


52 


00 


28 


J 5 


12 


00 


9 


27 


6 


27 


4 


77 


3i 


00 


4 


85 


3 


20 


3 


60 



$852 07 



H 



Acme Road-machine Co., scraper, 

George Whitcomb, sharpening drills, 

H. M. Haskins, lumber, 

Mrs. Joseph Vaughan, lumber, 

Henrie C. Fay, tile and cement, 

Geo. Iy. Hunter, forks, 

F. J. Currier, repairing scraper, 

Total cost of highways and bridges, 

Paid snow bills for spring of 1903, 
The Highway Surveyor reports that guide boards are main- 
tained at the following places: Near Whiting's mill, near J. M. 
Harrington's, near Iauthia Brown's, near J. N. Hamilton's, 
near L,. L. Johnson's, near Bobbinville four corners, near W. 
H. Pierce's, near Dr. Clark's, near John Berry's, near Asa 
Moore's, near D. T. Pierce's, near North Prescott, near M. F" 
Brown's. 

W. M. WAUGH, Highway Surveyor. 



5 21 




2 30 




1 44 




75 




10 33 




1 50 




4 80 


$68 98 






#921 05 




$47 81 



AUDITOR'S REPORT. 



To the Inhabitants of the town of Prkscott: 

The collector of taxes for the year 1901, 1902 and 1903, 
Frank J. Currier, has collected and paid into the Town Treas- 
ury as follows: 

Assessment, 1901, $2,224 7 2 

Interest, " 51 57 

Paid principal and interest, 2,276 29 

Assessment, 1902, 2,066 51 

Collected on principal, 2,005 00 

Collected interest to Feb. 15, 1904, 33 86 

Due on principal 1902 tax, 61 51 

Due on interest, 5 30 

Assessment, 1903, 2,899 22 

Collected on principal, 1903 tax, 1,782 03 

Collected interest, 1903 tax, 11 05 

Due on principal, 1903 tax, 1,117 x 9 

Due on interest to Feb. 15, 1904, 30 53 

ROAD COMMISSIONER. 

Town appropriation, 1000 00 

Received from the Treasurer, 968 86 

Expended for roads, bridges and snow bills, 968 86 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Received from Treasurer, 2,524 48 

Expended for all purposes, 2,524 48 



26 

TOWN LIBRARY TRUSTEES. 



Receipts and cash 


on hand, 




28 84 


Expended, 






18 35 


Balance, 


TOWN TREASURER. 




10 49 


Received from all 


sources, 




7,778 29 


Expended, 






6,780 35 


Cash on hand, 






1,000 35 


Unaccounted, 


CEMETERY FUNDS. 




2 41 


Paige fund, 






100 00 


Haskins fund, 






200 00 


Income, 




30 00 




Expended, 




00 00 




Balance, 




330 00 




TRUST FUNDS. 






Wright fund, 






1000 00 


Income 1902, 




36 02 


Expended : 


[902, 




36 02 



STATE HIGHWAY. 

NORTH ROAD. 

Balance from last year, 117 82 

Received from the State, 300 00 

Due " " 58 00 

Expended, 446 52 

Balance, 29 39 

Respectfully, 

. HOWARD I. SHAW, Auditor. 
Prescott, Feb. 17th, 1904. 



Of the Town of Prescott, for 1903* 



1903. 




Feb. 


14. 


Mar. 


14. 




14. 




28. 


Apr. 


25- 




25- 




30. 



MONTHLY STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS OF TREAS 

URER FOR 1903-1904. 

Received balance from settlement, $655 28 
Received Collector, 61 98 

Received Collector, 165 90 

Received State Treasurer, reim- 
bursement of expenses of mainte- 
nance insane, 167 11 
Received Collector, 40 00 
Received " 117 19 
Received A. G. Stevens for second 
and fourth class liquor license, 667 00 
30. Received H. M .Haskins on acct. 
of J. E. White, town farm pas- 
ture for 1902, 15 00 
May 29. Received Collector, 77 06 
June 5. Received State Treasurer, educa- 
tion of children, State Board of 
Charity, 19 00 
5. Received reimbursement of ex- 
penses for maintenance of insane, 80 36 
16. Received town of Shutesbury for 

tuition, 6 00 

19. Received Collector, 106 28 



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July 6. Received Collector, 21 66 

6. Received for sale of grass on town 

farm for 1903, 6 55 

n. Received Orange Savings Bank, 300 00 
22. Received from town of Shutesbury 

for tuition, 6 00 

Aug. 5. Received H. M. Haskius for grass 

on town farm, 1903, 2 30 

10. Received J. N. Shaw for grass on 

town farm for 1903, 5 50 

27. Received of Collector, 47 00 

28. Received " " 230 00 
Sept. 1. Received " 329 47 

1. Received " " 28 00 

5. Received " 164 43 

5. Received " " 6 31 

7. Received State Treasurer, compen- 

sation inspectors of animals, 8 50 

7. Received State Treasurer, reim- 
bursement of expenses of mainte- 
nance of the insane, 81 25 
9. Received Overseers of the Poor 

Asa Moore, 26 13 

22. Received Collector, 153 24 
Oct. 2. Received District Court fines, 50 00 

5. Received for plank sold, 72 

7. Received State Treasurer, money 

due under Chap. 42, Sect. 45, 297 62 

29. Received Collector, 200 00 
29. Received 66 39 

Nov. 23. Received 55 00 

23. Received 50 00 
Dec. 2. Received Orange Savings Bank 

loan, 300 00 



29 



5. Received of Collector, 88 76 
12. Received of State Treasurer, Na- 
tional Bank tax, 68 89 

12. Received of State Treasurer, State 
aid, Sect. 1 to 14, Chap. 79, Re- 
vised Iyaws, 364 00 

12. Received State Treasurer, burial of 
indigent soldiers and sailors, 
Chap. 79, Sect. 20, 21, Revised 
I^aws, 35 00 

12. Received State Treasurer, reim- 
bursement of expenses maintain- 
ing of insane, 82 14 

12. Received Treasurer, salaries of 

teachers in small towns, 240 00 

17. Received Collector, 149 70 

25. Received State Treasurer, State 

Highway loan fund, 300 00 

1904. 
Jan. 6. Received for sale of hay on town 

farm, 8 25 

6. Received Collector, 40 00 
6. Received " 122 23 
6. Received State Treasurer, tuition 

of children in small towns, 162 00 

14. Received from Treasurer Hamp- 
shire County Dog Fund, (re- 
funded,) 69 74 

29. Received State Treasurer, income 

Mass. School Fund, 1,129 86 

Feb. 3. Received Collector, 163 95 

16. Received balance of 1901 tax, 6 00 

16. Received Collector, 1902 " 3° 54 

16. Received " 1903 " 100 00 



3 o 



17. Received H. I. Shaw, for saw 

bench from Asa Moore, 3 00 

$7,778 29 

MONTHLY STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

FOR 1903. 
Paid Selectmen's orders, $ 45 75 

Paid " " 444 54 

Paid " " 481 27 

Paid State Treasurer, one-fourth 

liquor license, 
Paid Selectmen's orders, 
Paid 

Paid 

Paid 

Paid County tax, 

Paid Selectmen's orders, 

Paid 

Paid 

Paid State tax, 

Paid note and interest at Orange 

Savings Bank, 300 92 

26. Paid Selectmen's orders, 620 49 

1904. 
Jan. 21. Paid note and interest at Orange 

Savings Bank, 307 50 

21. Paid insurance on Town Hall and 

Library, hearse and hearse house, 15 53 

21. Paid Selectmen's orders, 260 14 

Feb. 2. Paid " " 293 82 

17. Paid " " 594 95 

$6,780 35 

Cash on hand to balance, 997 94 

FRED N, PEIRCE, Treasurer 



Feb. 


18. 


Mar. 


4- 


Apr. 


4- 


May 


2. 


May 


2. 


June 


3- 


July 


6. 


Aug. 


1. 


Sept. 


26. 




28. 


Oct. 


3i- 


Nov. 


28. 


Dec. 


12. 




21. 



166 


75 


335 


64 


588 


07 


411 


24 


180 


31 


330 


79 


342 


4i 


4i7 


68 


492 


55 


I 5° 


00 



3i 



TRUSTEES OF THE WRIGHT FUND. 



Report as follows for 1903: 






March 1903, received the interest on fund, 




$38 61 


Paid as follows: 






Asa Moore, 


12 87 




Mrs. M. W. Haskins, 


12 87 




Mrs. H. E. Peirce, 


12 87 


$38 61 



F. N. PEIRCE, ) Trustees 

H. C. POWERS, [ of 

W. M. WAUGH, ) Wright Fund. 



ANNUAL REPORT 

—OF THE— 



^SCHOOL COMMITTEES 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand from last year, 
Town appropriation, 
Income from Mass. school fund, 
Income from Dog fund, 
Tuition of State wards, 
Tuition from Shutesbury, 
From State for teachers' by Chap, 42, Sec 
45, Revised Laws, 

EXPENDITURES. 

Paid for teachers' salaries, 
For fuel, 

For care of fires and rooms, 
For miscellaneous, 



$754 


16 


45o 


00 


1,129 


86 


.69 


74 


19 


00 


12 


00 


119 


05 


1,516 


50 


76 


89 


45 


50 


36 65 



; 2,553 81 



$1,675 54 



Balance, $878 27 

Paid teachers in anticipation of State, re- 
imbursement by Chap. 42, Sec. 30, 
Revised Laws, 116 00 

Due from State as per last year's report, 124 00 

$240 00 



33 
Received from State, 240 00 



Balance, 000 00 

Paid High school tuition in anticipation of 
State reimbursement by Chap. 42, 
Sec. 3, Revised Laws, 177 00 

Due from State as per last year's report, 30 00 

$207 00 

Received from State, 162 00 

Balance due from State, $45 00 

Paid Superintendent's salary, (13 months) 386 89 
Due from State by Chap. 42, Sec. 45, Re- 
vised Laws, as reported last year, 148 80 

$535 69 



*Received State re-imbursement, 297 62 

Now due from State, (7 months,) 173 61 



471 23 

Actual cost of supervision, (13 months,) 
Balance from last year for text books and 

supplies, 
Town appropriation for the same, 

Expended, 

Overdrawn, 
Balance on hand from last year for repairs, 
Town appropriation for the same, 

Expended, 

Balance, 
Balance from last year for mileage, 
Town appropriation for the same, 

Expended, 

Balance, $47 40 

*2-5 of this item is for teachers' salaries, by law. 





$64 46 


16 61 




IOO 00 


$116 61 






141 65 


65 36 


#25 o 4 


50 00 


$115 36 






37 30 


36 50 


$78 06 


135 00 


$171 50 






124 10 



34 



ITEMS OF EXPENSE. 

FOR TEACHERS. 
Paid Fannie M. Gould, 
Eura L. Berry, 
Elvie M. Paige, 
Edna Doubleday, 
Harriet C. Russell, 
Myrta B. Decatur, 
Mary A. Emmett, 
Maude E. Kenney, 
Mrs. Helen A. Bacon, music teacher, 

FOR FUEL. 

Paid Joseph Stacy, 1-2 cord wood, 

G. T. Magrath, 3 3-8 cords wood, 

E. A. Thayer, 3 cords wood, 

F. J. Currier, 2 cords wood, 
H. C. Powers, 4 cords wood. 
W. F. Wendemuth, 3 cords wood, 13 50 

G. F. Allen, 1 cord wood, 4 00 
Charles Mitchell, 1-2 cord slabs, 1 50 
Harry Waugh, sawing 2 cords. 2 50 
For kindlings, 1 64 



.136 


00 


136 


00 


325 


50 


313 


00 


278 


50 


161 


50 


102 


00 


34 


00 


30 


00 


$1 


50 


13 


50 


12 


75 


8 


00 


18 


00 



FOR CARE OF FIRES AND ROOMS. 

Paid for No. 1 house, 3 terms, $9 00 

10 75 
14 00 

8 75 
3 00 



No. 2 " 


4 


No. 3 ' 


1 4 


No. 4 " 


; 3 


No. 5 " 


: 2 



FOR TEXT BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 

Paid Globe School Book Co., $15 60 

E. E. Babb &Co., 32 24 

Ginn & Co., 16 88 



$i,5i 6 5° 



$76 89 



*45 50 



7 


84 


i 


25 


49 


83 


6 


72 


3 


72 


3 


02 


4 


55 


$86 


40 


37 


70 



5 


25 


12 


25 


2 


10 


$87 


00 


90 


00 


RY. 
208 


32 


I 7 8 


57 


$22 


95 


5 


00 


3 


75 


4 


95 



1141 65 



124 10 



35 



J. L- Hammett Co., 
Allan Totman Co., 
Silver Burdett & Co., 
American Book Co., 
W. M. Whipple, 
G. L. Hunter, 
E. L. Adams, 

FOR MILEAGE. 

Paid Silas Whitaker, for 36 weeks, 
W. F. Wendemuth, for 31 weeks, 

FOR REPAIRS. 

Paid H. C. Powers, mending floor, $1 00 

E. A. Thayer, labor and material at No. 4, 14 20 

" No. 5, 2 50 

W. F. Wendemuth, labor and material 

at No. 3, 
A. T. Ward, Athol, for stove, 
W. B. Iyannon, Enfield, for stove pipe, 

FOR HIGH SCHOCL TUITION 

Paid town of Athol, for Ruby Thrasher, 
Floy Brown and Katherine Stacy, 
Town of New Salem, for Frank Allen 
John Beecher and Minnie Brown, 

FOR SUPERINTENDENT'S SALARY 

Paid Ee L. Adams, for 7 months, 
W. D. Davis, for 6 months, 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Paid M. W. Abbott, for insurance, 

W. F. Wendemuth, for taking census, 

" " postage, 

W. D. Davis, for express, 

fo6 65 

Total expenditures, $2,542 48 



$37 30 



ii 77 00 



$386 89 



36 



DUB THE TOWN ON SCHOOL ACCOUNT. 

From Commonwealth, by Chap. 42, Sec. 3, 

Revised Laws, $45 00 

From Commonwealth, by Chap. 42, Sec. 45, 

Revised Laws, 173 61 

From Commonwealth, by Chap. 44, Sec. 4, 

Revised Laws, 36 00 

From New Salem, for tuition of Stacy child- 
ren, 36 00 

$290 61 

For the School Committee, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. 
SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 
W. F. Wendemuth, Chairman, Term expire, 1904 

Walter M. Waugh, Secretary, " " 1905 

Ellis A. Thayer, " " 1906 

TRUANT OFFICER. 
Frank J. Currier. 



SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT 



To the School Committee of Prescott: 
Gentlemen: 

I herewith submit to you, and through you to the citizens 
of the town, my report of the conditions, work and needs of the 
public schools of Prescott. 

This is a report of my five months of service, and the 
second in the series of Superintendent's reports. 

Entering upon my work in September, I found I had the 
problem of the rural school to meet. The schools were trying 
to apply the course of study provided last year. In some 
schools were an abundant number of classes, such as is the case 
in many rural schools. We have been able in some instances 
to consolidate classes and readjust things for the good of both 
teacher and pupil. Before the close of the present school year 
we hope to be fully adjusted to the course of study as it appears 
in our schools. 

It is impossible, and not always wise, to attempt distinctly 
grading a district school, and if such a thing were attempted it 
would result with serious detriment to the child. There should 
be a course of study as we have, and it should be a standard for 
all school work done in the several grades, but for years John, 
for instance, has recited reading and language in one class, and 
arithmetic in another class, and history and spelling in another 
class, which under a careful teacher is wise if it be adapted to 
the mental condition of John, for the language and arithmetic 



38 

cells in his brain may not be so fully developed as are his his 
torical and spelling cells, and to attempt to put him in the same 
class in everything is to hinder in his case the development of 
the historical cellular tissue of his brain. If John had spent all 
of his school life in a graded school, a little of this one sided 
development might have been avoided. 

A prominent educator has wisely said that "we are all born 
short in some one or more faculties." Some children are "born 
short" in mathematics; some in history and others in geography. 
It is to such people that the district school is a great blessing. 
To obviate this difficulty, in graded schools, some committees 
let the child pass on from grade to grade if he be deficient in 
only one subject. Some day the cloud that obscures that part 
of his brain will lift. I have seen instances of this many times. 
Thus, in a brief manner, have I given one of the many good 
features of the rural school. 

RULES AND REGULATIONS. 
I find that work can be done more economically and to 
better advantage if certain rules or principles govern said work, 
therefore I submit for the benefit of all concerned a few rules I 
find necessary for guidance in our school work. 

HOURS. 

The morning session of all schools shall begin at 9 A. M., 
and close at 12 m., with a recess of 15 minutes at 10.30. The 
afternoon session shall begin at 1 p. m., and continue until 4 
p. m., with a recess at 2.30 p. m. of fifteen minutes. 

Primary children may be excused at the afternoon recess. 

Teachers ma}- detain pupils above the third grade, at the 
close of the afternoon session, for the purpose of discipline or 
for making up lessons, for a time not exceeding 30 minutes. 

CARE OF PROPERTY. 

Teachers shall be accountable for the care of all apparatus, 
books, and school property belonging to the town contained in 
their rooms. 



39 



ATTENDANCE OF TEACHERS. 

Each school room shall be opened and the teacher present 
at least fifteen minutes before the opening of each session. 

OPENING EXERCISES. 

The morning session shall be opened with the reading of 
the scriptures without written note or oral comment; and the use 
of the Eord's Prayer. 

No pupil shall be allowed to enter the room during the 
devotional exercises. 

ORDER OF EXERCISES. 
Teachers shall be required to keep a program and plan of 
seats accessible to pupils and visitors. Recitations shall be 
conducted according to this schedule. 

EXCUSES. 

Teachers shall require a written excuse for every absence, 
tardiness or dismission. 

No pupil shall be excused from school for the purpose of 
taking private lessons. 

SUSPENSION. 

A teacher may temporarily suspend a pupil for opposition 
}o authority or habitual disregard of rules. She shall at once 
report the same to the Superintendent of schools, and to the 
parent or guardian. The Superintendent may restore the pupil 
or report him to the Committee for final action. 

TRANSFERS. 

No pupil shall be transferred to a school in a district other 
than the one in which he resides without the consent of the 
Superintendent or Committee. 

No pupil shall be transferred from one class to another without 
the consent of the Superintendent. 

Every child leaving for another school shall be given a 
discharge card, and one shall be sent to the Superintendent. 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR GROUNDS. 

The teacher shall be responsible to the Committee for the 
general condition of the school house and its appurtenances, and 



40 



shall report to them at once any damage done, with necessary 
information concerning the same. 

TEACHERS' ABSENCE. 
Whenever a teacher is absent from school, immediate notice 
must be sent to the Superintendent of schools. 

CONTAGIOUS DISEASES, CHAP. 64, LAWS OF 1 885, 

No pupil shall be allowed to attend the public schools while 
any member of the household to which such pupil belongs is 
sick of small-pox, diphtheria, or scarlet fever, or during a period 
of two weeks after the death, recovery, or removal of such sick 
person; and any pupil coming from such household shall be 
required to present to the teacher of the school the pupil desires 
to attend a certificate from the attending physician, or Board of 
Health, of the facts necessary to entitle him to admission in ac- 
cordance with this regulation. 

No pupil shall be allowed to attend school while afflicted 
with measles or whooping cough, and teachers shall have 
authority to exclude temporarily pupils who may be afflicted by 
other diseases or eruptions of a doubtful character, and all such 
cases shall be reported promptly to the Superintendent of 
schools. 

DISCIPLINE. 

Teachers shall aim at such discipline in their schools as is 
exercised by a kind, wise, judicious parent of a family, avoiding 
corporal punishment in instances where other measures would 
suit the case. 

In no case shall the teacher resort to provoking or harsh 
language. No corporal punishment shall be inflicted to pupils 
below the fourth grade. 

Teachers shall report on their monthly report card all 
instances of corporal punishment inflicted, the name and age of 
the pupil, reason for infliction, and the manner and amount of 
said punishment. 

VISITATION. 

For the purpose of observing modes of discipline and in- 
struction, teachers may visit schools two days each year, at such 
times as may be arranged between them and the Superintendent. 



4i 



FLAGS. 

The teachers shall have charge of the flags, see that 
they are out at the proper time; take them in at the close of the 
session, and when the weather is stormy or windy. 

ECONOMY. 

The financial condition of Prescott makes it absolutely 
necessary that the greatest care be exercised in the expenditure 
of the school appropriation. The town should not be asked to 
raise more than is necessary to provide for the schools in a com- 
fortable manner and keep them in the front rank of progress. 
In this, as in any business, a balance should if possible occur at 
the end of the year. We should spend just so much as, and no 
more than, is required to make our schools up to date, and give 
the children of the town a chance to have as good an education 
as any children in the State. 

It is not economy to hire teachers without the Normal 
training which the State furnishes; or at least teachers with a 
natural tai/ent for teaching, with foundation beneath of a 
broad education. Teachers of this variety view life in a broad 
and generous manner; are not cramped in their views, and are 
a greater uplifting force to the children than can be measured 
in dollars and cents. This is the kind of teachers we need, for 
the rural schools especially, and we must place the salaries at a 
figure that will secure them. At present we have, without ex- 
ception, a thoroughly competent and satisfactory corps Of 
teachers. 

It is not economy to pay such small wages for Janitor ser- 
vice, that no competent person can afford to perform that ser- 
vice. Cheap labor of any kind is not economy, but extrava- 
gance. It is not economy for the town to provide school houses 
and neglect to have them properly cared for. 

It has been the endeavor of the Superintendent and Com- 
mittee to practice the strictest economy in the administration of 
the schools. 



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teachers' meetings. 

One general Teachers' meeting a term is to be held. I 
would like to have more frequent meetings, but the teachers are 
so scattered it is not feasible, and again it incurs an expense to 
some teachers for team hire. I have provided each teacher with 
a plan book, in which she records daily her plan of work and 
what she has accomplished. She also makes note of any matter 
she wishes advice upon. On my visits I can see at a glance just 
what has been done, answer her questions, and give any advice 
or suggestions necessary. It saves the teacher's time, and that 
of the Superintendent. 

An institute was held in North Dana November 12th. This 
proved very helpful to the teachers. Vital topics were ably dis- 
cussed by Agents Fletcher, MacDonald and Sargent, and Miss 
IvOvejoy. 

PROMOTIONS. 

The daily or oral work of the pupil counts three-fifths of 
the year's average, or 60 per cent. The written work counts 
two-fifths, or 40 per cent. That is, the best eight weeks' work 
in each term counts one- fifth each, the mid-year examination 
counts one-fifth, and the final test in June one-fifth. A general 
average of 70 per cent, must be attained to enable the pupil to 
be promoted. These averages in fifths apply above the fourth 
class. 

spewing. 

There is a common belief among people that the spelling is 
not so good as it used to be. I think that is true in the upper 
grades in my district. One reason I have heard given is, that 
in teaching reading by the word method, the pupils acquire the 
habit of seeing the word as a whole, without recognizing its 
parts. This trouble may be easily overcome b} T giving the pu- 
pils more practice in naming the LETTERS in the word after look- 
ing at it closely a short time. This kind of drill, together with 
care in copying accurately, and frequent lessons in oral spelling 
are productive of better results in spelling. This work must be 



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a continuous and persistent effort throughout the school life of 
the child. Teachers have too much written spelling in the 
upper grades. 

DRAWING AND MUSIC. 

The music has progressed well under the supervision of 
Mrs. Bacon. 

I hope the time is near when we can unite with the other 
towns, and have a special teacher in drawing. 

SCHOOL-ROOM ADORNMENT. 

Some one has fitly said that "There should be interest and 
individuality to the room where the children of an impression- 
able age are gathered." If that be true, the decorations should 
be educational, and the pictures should be those which furnish 
information of things suitable for the child. They should be an 
inspiration, and contain high thoughts; some common things 
well expressed. They should furnish enjoyment for the mind 
of the ' child. Have reprints of pictures that have moved the 
hearts of men. They are within the means of every one. 
Teachers are giving more attention to the appearance of their 
school room walls, but with some teachers there is chance for 
vast improvement along this line. 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT AMONG THE TEACHERS. 

Being located so far from an opportunity of attending the 
lectures of the Twentieth Century Club, and many other valua- 
ble sources of mental improvement, the faithful teacher asks 
herself what she may do to improve herself and keep on a plane 
with her more fortunate sisters located in the midst of all the 
great opportunities for self culture and improvement, as she is 
working for the children and for whatever will develop and lift 
them to a higher plane and a broader view of life. 

I would suggest more professional reading. Read not only 
educational publications, but be on friendly terms with the lib- 
rary, for the public library and the public schools are parts of 
one great whole. There should be a closer relation between 



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the public library and the public school teacher and pupils. We 
can never have a community that will fully appreciate books un- 
til our schools teach how to use them, and where and how they 
may be obtained. 

No teacher should ask or expect to teach in Prescott 
who is not willing to put forth every effort to know the best, and 
to keep pace with the rapid progress of the times. An English 
philosopher once said "We know diseases of stoppings and suf- 
focations are the most dangerous in the body; and it is not oth- 
erwise with the mind." Teachers afflicted with such stoppfngs 
and suffocations of the mind need not apply here. It is the duty 
of our teachers by thought, study, reading, interchange of ideas 
and by all possible means within their power to put themselves 
upon the plane of leadership in every sense of the word. 

STATE aid. 

Having been asked several times concerning the Mass. 
school fund and State Aid, I think it well to answer some of the 
questions at this time, so that "he who runs may read." 

The Mass. School Fund from which the income is derived, 
was established by an act of the legislature in 1834 which pro- 
vided that all moneys in the treasury derived from the sale of 
lands in Maine and from claims of the State on the government 
of the U.S. for military sendees and not otherwise appropriated, 
together with 50 per cent of all moneys thereafter to be received 
from the sale of lands in Maine, shall be appropriated to consti- 
tute a permanent fund for the aid and encouragement of com- 
mon schools, provided that said fund shall not exceed $1 ,000,000. 

In 1854 the fund was increased to $1,500,000. In 1859 pro- 
vision was made for indefinite enlargement. In 1861 the in- 
crease of the fund was limited by providing that the addition 
thereto of sums received from the sales of public lands should 
cease as soon as the principal of the fund should reach $2,000,000. 
In 1882 $700,000 was added. In 1890 $700,000 was added and 
in 1894 the principal was fixed at $5,000,000 to be accumulated 



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by the addition of $100,000 annually from the proceeds of the 
State tax. The amount of the fund Jan. 1902 was $4,470,548.14. 

By the laws of 1903 Chap. 41 R. L. most towns whose val- 
uation is less than $2,500,000, get nearly double the amount, 
and a few towns get double the amount received under the for- 
mer law. 

The money received must be spent for school purposes, and 
an account of the way it is spent must be sent to the Secretary 
of the State Board of Education. Otherwise the allowance may 
be withheld. 

The purpose of the law is to improve the schools, not 
to lessen local taxation, and the law is so arranged that if a town 
raises less money for schools than it has in the past, it will re- 
ceive less money from the state fund. The more a town raises 
itself, the more 1 it will get from the state school fund. This 
money is received Jan. 25th. 

By the former law Prescott received $626.34. By the new 
law she receives $1,297.13, more than double the amount re- 
ceived before. We get $500 on our valuation, and $797.13 on 
our ratio. If our ratio is less next year, of course our State aid 
is much less. Only nine towns in the State, out of about 234 
towns receiving aid, have received so much as Prescott; that is 
because these towns have been generous in their school appro- 
priations, and have kept their ratios up. 

I feel that at least some of this money should be spent in 
increasing the salaries of some of our teachers. A portion of the 
money may be well expended in increasing the efficiency of our 
Janitor service. Here is a chance for a drawing teacher. 

SCHOOL HOUSES. 

The school houses, or at least some of them, are very much 
out of repair. Enough money ought to be included in your 
estimates for the next year to put into good condition some of 
the school houses. The State aid cannot be spent for repairs. 

I will state a few of the most needful things that should be 
done in the March vacation, 



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At the Hill school the plastering needs repairing and the 
walls need* whitening. Some grading should be done in front 
of the building. 

At the Number Two school the ceiling should be whitened. 

At the Hollow some new shades are needed. A new stove 
is necessary. More blackboards are necessary. The shed 
should be enclosed, as it is now exposed to the cold storms, and 
it takes too much fuel to offset the cold coming into that shed. 
The ceiling should be whitened. 

At the North school the walls, ceiling and blackboards need 
repairing. The ceiling is not safe. The front south door needs 
to be fixed so it can be locked. A damper is needed for the 
stovepipe. Shades are needed, and the windows need repairing. 

The flag ropes on four of the poles need to be hung, so that 
the law requiring that the flag be floated every School day, when 
the weather is suitable, may be complied with. 

CONCLUSION. 

In closing, I wish to thank [the teachers who, without ex- 
ception, have so kindly and cheerfully worked with me for the 
improvement of the schools. The town is to be congratulated 
upon having at present so fine a corps (without exception) of 
teachers, whose one end and aim in all their work is always the 
highest good of the children entrusted to their care and teach- 
ing. 

I wish to thank the members of the School Committee, 
who have so cheerfully and heartily supported me in my work 
for that which has been attempted for the highest and best 
interests of the public schools. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. D. DAVIS, 

Superintendent of Schools. 



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Number Two. 


20 


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LIST OF TEACHERS. 



Schools. 


Teachers. 


When 
Appoiu'd 


Where 
Educated. 


"as 


North 


Elvie Paige 


Sept. 1901 


New Salem High 


$ 

8.50 


Hollow 


Myrta B. Decatur 


Sept. 1903 


Ipswich High 


8.50 


Number Two 


Harriet C. Russell 


Jan. 1903 


Ipswich High 


8.50 


Hill 


Maude E. Kenney 


Nov. 1903 


Westfield Normal 


8.50 


Number Five 


Edna G. Doubleday 


Sept. 1902 


New Salem High 


8.50 



Report of the Trustees 

OF THE 

PRESCOTT FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY. 



Another year has gone, and your trustees again make 
report of their doings, as required by law. 

The annual meeting last spring appropriated only twenty 
dollars for our use. This has served only to pay running ex- 
penses. 

The State has sent us fifty dollars worth of books, (54 
volumes) as the first installment on account of the establishment 
of branches of our Library, and these have been cataloged and 
placed on our shelves. A list of them (Supplement No. 12) 
will be found printed herewith. These are an unusually valu- 
able lot of books. Among them are several nature books of 
especial value for study. 

A history of Pelham, including the early history of Prescott 
has also been added to our catalogue. This book has been much 
sought for because of its local interest. 

The Commonwealth has also, as usual, sent us quite a num- 
ber of Public Documents and Reports, including the Vital 
Records of seventeen towns. These have not been cataloged, 
but may be found at the Library. 

The wisdom of establishing branches of our Library has 
been demonstrated in the patronage they have received. Both 
branches combined have put out more books than the main 
Library, and this too in spite of the fact of a comparatively 
small number of books to choose from. 



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The "Hill Branch" has been cared for by Rev. Jos 
Wheelwright up to the middle of April, then by Eva Wende- 
muth for about three months, and since that time by Miss Helen 
Dickinson. 

The "Kast Branch" has been eared for during the entire 
year by Mrs. Flora Brown, who has provi led hands m< 
case for its accommodation. 

All these parties have given \v their time and 

strength. We desire I our thanks to them for under- 

taking the servi< 

The number oi books taken out ol the main Library 
the year closing Jan. ;y». 1904, v. m the Hill branch 

I.30 and from the East branch making a total ol 1.. 

hooks taken out during the >< 

The trustees, win .:■ II 

Powers and l ; . M . Thrashi 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

RECEIPT 

Balance on hand from lasl 

Town appropriation, 20 00 

Pines and sale ol catalogue, 1 . 





1 KPl NDIT1 ( 
Paid Librarian's salary. 5io 00 

W. F. Wendemuth, sin con-. 

with branch* s, 5 1 10 

k . 11. Smith Co., rub 

Labels and mucilage, 30 

Postage and express, 



I 

Balance on hand, t ' 49 

For the Trustee s, 

W. F. WENDEMUTH, Chairman. 
ITescott, Feb. 20, 1904. 



Supplement No. 1 2, To Catalogue of Prescott 
Free Public Library. 



Author. Title. Number. 

Abbott. Blue Jackets of 1499 
H> f Alexander. 

History of William the Conqueror. 1501 

History of Cleopatra of Egypt. - - - 

History of Hernando Cortes. 1503 

History of King Philip. 1504 
History of Mary Queen of Scots 

Austin. Uncle Sam's Secrete 1506 

Uncle Sam's Soldi- *-■-". 7 

Bailey. Principle- r Agriculture. i- - 

Ballon. Due West. la ' 

The Xew Eldorado. 1510 

The Pearl of India. 1511 

Bamford. Up and Down the Brooks 1512 

Brown. Mercy Warren. 1511 

Burnett. The one I Knew Best of All. 1514 

Burroughs. Squirrels and Other Fur Beare 1515 

Butterwoith. Ziga _ I neysin Acadia. 1516 

Zigzag Journeys in the Great North West 1517 

Zigzag Journeys in the LrTant. 151J 

Zigzag Journeys on the Mississippi. 1519 

Zigzag Journeys in the Sunny South. 1 : _ 

Collin . Marching to Victory. L521 

Redeeming the Republic . "_ " I _ 

Dana. Recollections of the Civil War. I " 1 \ 

DeAmicis. Holland and its People. 1524 

Devereux. From Kil^ i : ..; : : i : . : :. y I : . jj 



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Dodge. Hans Brinker. 1526 

Drake. Old Landmarks and Historic Personages of Boston. 1527 

The Making of New England. 1528 

New England Legends and Folklore. 1529 

Eggleston. Brant and Ked Jacket. 1530 

Pocahontas. 1531 

Tecumseh. 1532 

Ford. Janice Meredith. 1533 

Gibson. Sharp Eyes. 1534 

Hale. A Family Flight Through France, Germany, Norway, 

Switzerland 1535 

A Family Flight Through Spain. 1536 

Stories of the Sea. 1537 

Stories of Discovery. 1538 

Stories of Inventions. 1539 

Holder. Along the Florida Reef. 1540 

Kipling. Captains iCourageons. 1541 

Lounsberry. A Guide to the Trees. 1542 

A Guide to the Wild Flowers. 1543 

Lummis. Some Strange Corners of Our Country. 1544 

Merriam. Birds of Village and Field. 1545 

Parmenter. History of Pel ham, Mass. 1546 

Parsons. How to Know the Ferns. 1547 

Robinson. In New England Fields